All-Metro first team for field hockey

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Mary Claire Abbott

Hereford, forward, senior

Three-year starter and team leader with intense play, strong stick skills and quick ball movement

Leading point scorer for the Bulls in each of the past two seasons (38 goals, 34 assists total)

Committed to play field hockey at Michigan State

Brooke Adler

Garrison Forest, forward, senior

Developed into a complete player this season with ball handling, stick skills and finishing touch

With 18 goals and 12 assists for the Grizzlies, her precision passes made teammates shine

Only repeat All-Metro first-team selection will attend Maryland next fall

Rachel Day

Atholton, forward, junior

Went from playing defense last year to being Raiders' leading scorer with 21 goals and five assists

Selfless play, combined with her tenacious attack, played a key role in Atholton's run to the Class 3A state title

Quickness, power and agility helped her keep the team moving on the attack

Abbey Lawrence

South River, forward, senior

Led Anne Arundel County in scoring with 24 goals and 16 assists

The Seahawks' co-captain scored in every playoff game this season (10 goals, five assists)

Committed to playing field hockey at La Salle next year

Caroline Joy

Bryn Mawr, midfielder, senior

Described as playing with the "grace of a gazelle" with smooth stickwork, outstanding vision

The key to starting nearly every goal for the Mawrtians by setting up the offense

Four-year starter with one goal, eight assists and also handled the defense

Morgan Philie

Glenelg, midfielder, junior

Strong offensive corner player who tallied 17 goals and 13 assists this season

A co-captain, strategist and field general, she was the team's most skilled player

Participant in AAU Junior Olympics who has played on all three state title teams for the Gladiators

Aislinn Probst

Broadneck, midfielder-forward, senior

As a workhorse with strong stick skills, nearly all the Bruins' offense started with her

Labeled a forward, but she naturally gravitated to an attacking midfield position

After tallying seven goals, six assists in field hockey this year, she will play lacrosse at Navy next year

Emily Russo

Glenelg, midfielder, senior

Supplied "all the spark" for the three-time state champion Gladiators

A four-year starter, she produced six goals, 11 assists this season

The best athlete on the team, she has signed a letter of intent with UMBC for basketball

Taylor Bresnahan

South River, defender, senior

Fantastic at reading opposing players and intercepting passes

Scored seven goals and five assists this season for the Seahawks

A three-sport athlete, the co-captain has committed to Florida for lacrosse

Maeve Doherty

Severna Park, defender, junior

A natural athlete with a strong work ethic, she has the respect of her peers, opposing coaches

With excellent field vision and decision-making skills, she transitions well to offense, with two goals and five assists this season

The honors student, AAU Junior Olympics participant and junior national indoor hockey team member is being heavily recruited

Claire Schuler

Garrison Forest, defender, senior

A versatile defender whose quickness and calmness under pressure made her the perfect sweeper

Described as one of the "most underrated players," she was key to the Grizzlies allowing just five goals all season

With a 4.0 grade-point average, she is considering Bucknell, Tulane and Villanova for college

Becca Wallace

Seton Keough, goalie, senior

Made critical saves to anchor the Gators' perfect performance in IAAM B Conference play

With 80 saves this season, she didn't allow any goals in conference play and only five in 23 total games

Is considering Division III schools Neumann, Stevenson, Albright and Gwynedd-Mercy

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