Field hockey: Players to watch

Abigail Bisbee •Bryn Mawr, goalie

•Extremely quick reflexes and recovery give the senior a chance at almost every shot, and she made a big difference for the Mawrtians with her 90 percent save rate.

Liza Blue •Garrison Forest, midfielder

•The backbone of the IAAM A Conference champions, the All-Metro junior sparked the transition game and will continue to be a key as the Grizzlies aim for back-to-back titles.

Claire Brady •Century, midfielder

•One of the catalysts behind the Knights' run to their first state title game a year ago, the senior controls the transition game with her stick skills and ability to anticipate the next play.

Emily Cain •Garrison Forest, goalie

•A member of the Under-16 national team, the junior registered a 90 percent save rate and allowed only nine goals a year ago, anchoring a defense that might be even harder to beat this year

Brooke Griffin •South River, midfielder

•While the junior excels at setting up scoring opportunities with her speed, skill and fearlessness, she can also finish, coming off a 16-goal, 18-assist season.

Christine Knauss •Garrison Forest, defender

•Poised and polished, the senior, who has committed orally to Maryland, remains a stalwart in the back, where her leadership will be a key to another Grizzlies' IAAM AConference title run.

Katie Matteo •Broadneck, defender

•A versatile senior who excels on defense but is also a spark in transition, Matteo will give the Bruins a boost when she returns from a knee injury within the next month.

Caitlin Powers •Towson, forward

•The senior, who scored the only goal in last season's Baltimore County final, led the Generals in scoring the past two years and should give opponents fits once again.

Lindsey Puckett •Fallston, forward

•The Maryland-bound, two-time All-Metro pick is the area's most skilled player, excelling at creating scoring opportunities with her quick release and other deft maneuvers.

Liz Snyder •Centennial, goalie

•With a 91 percent save rate and nine shutouts, the senior helped the Eagles to the Class 3A state semifinals a year ago, and with some key losses on defense, could be even more valuable now.

Other notables •Lelan Bailey, Severna Park; Kelly Brown, Atholton; Kelly Brown, Catonsville; Avery Burns, Severn; Cara Canington, C. Milton Wright; Ashlea Carl, North Carroll; Rachel Cooke, Fallston; Lindsey Ferris, Loch Raven; Krissy Fusco, Fallston; Alex Goldstein, Garrison Forest; Courtney Haldeman, Hereford; Rachel Hannon, Archbishop Spalding; Kate Heineman, Centennial; Katie Jones, Winters Mill; Amanda Kimbers, McDonogh; Maddie Koch, Broadneck; Kirsten Kyne, Loch Raven; Brooke Masimore, North Carroll; Alex McGovern, Towson; Kelly McIntyre, River Hill; Rachel Merritt, Chesapeake-AA; Leslie Monheit, Reservoir; Amber Nichols, Westminster; Libby Nichols, Friends; Lauriann Parker, Glenelg; Casey Pohlmeyer, Severna Park; Maddie Salamone, Bel Air; Caroline Seats, Roland Park; Courtney Tomchik, Broadneck; Taylor Vandegrift, Winters Mill; Hilary Wilson, Bryn Mawr; Kendall Zaharris, Bryn Mawr

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