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Girls lacrosse: Players to watch

Casey Ancarrow John Carroll, attack // A magician with her stick, the James Madison-bound All-Metro senior can whip off some jaw-dropping moves on the crease. She scored five times in last year's Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference final to finish with 40 goals and 28 assists.

Kristy BlackGlenelg, midfield // Headed for Maryland, the pint-sized powder keg can dominate a game anywhere on the field. The junior led the Gladiators in goals (53), ground balls (64) and draw controls (79).

Ally CareyJohn Carroll, midfield // A knack for being in the right spot, combined with her versatility, field sense and skill, make the senior a great two-way player. Headed for Vanderbilt, she returns 53 goals and 19 assists.

Caroline CochranSt. Mary's, midfield // Bound for Virginia, the All-Metro senior honed her skills last season as a marked player on a young squad. She had 54 goals and 18 assist but also excelled on defense with 26 caused turnovers.

Julie Gardner Severna Park, midfield // Last season's Anne Arundel County Player of the Year eluded defenders with all kinds of slippery moves to score 50 goals. Also adept at defense, the senior will play next year at Virginia.

Karri Ellen JohnsonBroadneck, midfield // One of the toughest players to contain, the Maryland-bound senior used a combination of strength and finesse to excel on offense (45 goals, 21 assists) and defense (19 caused turnovers).

Kim KolarikSouth River, goal // Precocious and skilled, the All-Metro junior had no fear around the crease, pressuring shooters and snaring shots. She faced 208 shots last season and posted an impressive 6.8 goals-against average.

Josie OwenSevern, midfield // The multi-talented senior made a spectacular play one minute and won the most routine draw the next. Headed for Virginia, she had 72 points, 82 ground balls and 72 draw controls.

Sarah ParksCentennial, attack // Tricky stickwork and explosive speed make this senior, who will play at Dartmouth, a tough mark, especially inside eight meters. Last season, she amassed 60 goals and 23 assists.

Katie SchwarzmannCentury, midfield // In addition to scoring 67 goals and 44 assists, the junior excels at all the chores that don't make the highlight reel, like winning 101 ground balls and causing lots of turnovers.

Other notables // Cathy Bachur, Towson; Shannon Bone, North Harford; Hannah Bordner, Century; Ashley Bruns, Mount Hebron; Dana Cahill, Mercy; Cara Canington, C. Milton Wright; Ashley Cudmore, Bel Air; Monica Fischer, Fallston; Amy Gladfelter, Liberty; Kirsten Goldberg, St. Paul's; Brooke Griffin, South River; Liz Hamilton, Roland Park; Jen Hardesty, Westminster; Ana Heneberry, Dulaney; Liza Herzog, Friends; Jaci Gassoway, Severna Park; Blair King, Dulaney; Courtney Kirk, Roland Park; Erin Laschinger, Notre Dame Prep; Alayna Markwordt, Glenelg; Ali Mattingly, South River; Sarah Matz, Bryn Mawr; Brittany Miles, Western; Alex Napoli, River Hill; Carly Napora, McDonogh; Libby Nichols, Friends; Jessica Nonn, Catonsville; Brittany Pastrana, Annapolis; Kira Paterakis, McDonogh; Brooke Prater, C. Milton Wright; Alex Priddy, Severn; Hayley Rausch, Severna Park; Meg Schrum, St. Mary's; Sandra Syntax, Poly; Mary Teeters, Centennial; Chelsea Thompson, Broadneck; Amalie Trentzsch, Winters Mill; Monica Zabel, Mount Hebron; Jen Zoltoski, John Carroll.

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