Alina Milauskas helped balance the field. She put up three goals from her center midfield position.

In her first full season as goalie, Jackson was a great leader and role model. She made 88 saves on the year.

Cloe Dixon and Kimberly Pelton, both freshmen, showed their stick skills and their field hockey potential this fall.

"This season, we really came together as a team," said  Chen. "The positive attitudes and the general group dynamic created a great atmosphere to play under. As a whole, the team has a lot of potential and room to grow."


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Marriotts Ridge posted a 9-2-1 record. "We had a very talented, experienced freshman class," said coach Lauren Vint. "Our sophomore class was made up of almost as many first-year players as returning players, which is one characteristic that set this team apart from others in the past."

One notable accomplishment for the Mustangs was outscoring opponents, 40-13.

The team was led by freshman Madeline Courtney, who maintained her calm and composure in every situation. She saw playing time with the varsity during the post-season.

Sophomore captain Shannon Larsen was a vocal leader and sophomore captain Taylor Mann's maturity provided confidence for the defense.

Mt. Hebron (9-0-2 county, 9-1-2 overall) was led by its sophomore class, including captains Kelly Comiskey and Molly Bishop and center midfielder Shannon Kelliher.

Sara Rochester (15 goals, five assists), Lauren Schaaf (11 goals, three assists), Ally Unkenholz (eight goals, three assists) and Bishop (five goals, 10 assists) gave the Vikings plenty of firepower, while Sarah Seen was extremely stingy at the other end of the field.

The freshman goalie had 24 saves, 10 shutouts and only let in two goals all year.

"We had a very successful season in that we scored 46 goals with only two scored against us and 10 shutouts. We were undefeated in the county for the second year in a row, which is a huge testament to our great sophomore leadership and talent in our freshman class," said Mt. Hebron coach Leigh Langmead.

This fall was a season of new beginnings for the Reservoir team. New players. New coach. New traditions. Of the 15 members on the team, 10 were freshmen and only three of those freshmen had ever played before Aug. 13.

"Although we were a small and young team, there was outstanding leadership and patience in our sophomore captains Allison Costenbader and Olivia Petrusky," said coach Lindsay Beil. "Throughout the entire season the girls always expected their best and wanted to keep learning. They finished the season with a 4-8 county record, an improvement from their 1-11 finish in 2010."

Eight players players contributed to the 13 goals the team scored; six of the goals were assisted.

Petrusky (three goals, assist) and freshman Emily Blanchard (goal, two assists) led the offense.

Goalie Connie Chung and sweeper Amy Kim, both freshmen, led the way defensively and each made incredible saves throughout the season.

"This group of girls were incredibly welcoming to me and each other. They truly were a family on and off the field and that kind of comradery makes us extremely excited for the future of the Reservoir field hockey program," Beil said.

River Hill started its season on a sour note, with a loss to Mt. Hebron, but built from there.

"We lost our first county game of the season, which came after the week off because of rain. It was tough losing almost a week of practice at the beginning of the season because the fields were too wet to play," said River Hill coach Marni Rosenbaum.