She got off to a slow start by her standards in 2013, but her seven goals in a five-game playoff stretch propelled the Hawks to a second consecutive 3A state title.

"She had an outstanding career and made this team go," coach Brian Song said of the Syracuse University-bound senior. "She will be missed next year in Howard County."

In four years, Street racked up 61 goals.


Jen Giles, Mt. Hebron. For a Mt. Hebron team that always seemed to be on the cusp of reaching that next level, Jen Giles consistently gave her squad a fighting chance.

Giles tallied nine goals and three assists on the year from her midfield position, ranking second on her team in points overall.

Before the season, coach Tim Deppen described Giles as a "feisty, aggressive player that dominated the center of the field."

Given the nature of her position, Giles' toughness was an important piece to the Vikings' two playoff victories.

Jessie Hopkins, River Hill. A newcomer to this list, Jessie Hopkins was a big reason why the Hawks were able to repeat as state champions.

Though she only scored four times, her 11 assists from the wings often set up the offense for success.

"She had great ball controls, great crosses from both sides and she can find the open teammates," said Brian Song. "She literally started the offense on her runs on left or right."

With River Hill losing some key players to graduation next season, Hopkins represents the newest crop of rising talent. Her ability to distribute, as well as score when called upon, makes her one of the more dangerous players heading into 2014.

Sarah Hulit, Wilde Lake. Not many other players meant more to their team than Sarah Hulit did to Wilde Lake this season. The senior tallied three goals and four assists on the year, with one of those scores coming against Glenelg in the first round of the state playoffs.

"Sarah is one of the most versatile players I have ever coached, but that doesn't begin to measure her value to our team," said coach Wildecats coach Davia Procida. "She is selfless, inclusive and always positive, bringing out the best in those around her."

Though her player stands just over five feet in height, Procida spoke of Hulit as a giant on the field.

"She never backed down," the coach added. "She is fearless"

Ruthie Lucas, Centennial. When the Howard County coaches were choosing their all-county teams, they had a hard time deciding where to place Ruthie Lucas in terms of a position.

She patrolled the middle of the field, played up in the offense to create goal-scoring opportunities and stayed back to fill defensive holes, making her a true renaissance player for an already talented Centennial roster. The senior still found a way to rack up 10 goals and five assists, and her coach said he admired her team mentality all season long.

"She was a great leader, and really just set the tone as far as attitude and desire," said coach Steve Baxter. "She was a very dynamic player and played all three levels. I'm curious to what kind of numbers she would have had if she stayed in one place."