The senior captain has been the backbone of an Owls defense that allowed just 16 goals last week in three playoff games as they reached the Class 3A title game for the first time in six years.
Sankovich had nine ground balls and two caused turnovers in the three games, but she consistently makes big plays on defense and is critical to the Owls’ transition game.
In Saturday’s state semifinal, the No. 14 Owls avenged a regular-season loss as well as last year’s one-goal playoff loss to Bel Air, which went on to win the state championship. In the 10-9 overtime victory, Sankovich helped hold one of the Bobcats’ top scorers, Maggi Hall, to just two goals. She also had four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
This season, she has 15 caused turnovers, two interceptions and 23 ground balls.
A veteran of the Check-Hers lacrosse club, Sankovich also plays field hockey for the Owls. She will play lacrosse at Duquesne.
Also considered: Jess Adams, South River, softball; Erin Demek, Mount Hebron, lacrosse; Rachel Scheinberg, Glenelg, lacrosse; Kathleen Sullivan, South River, lacrosse.