By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun
September 1, 2010
Reservoir, midfielder, senior
A four-year starter, Axenfeld provides strong two-way play at center midfield. She defends, creates for teammates and can score. In earning first-team All-Metro honors, Axenfeld scored four goals and had five assists in helping the Gators capture their first Howard County championship and reach the Class 3A state title game.
Bryn Mawr, midfielder, junior
One of the most technically sound midfielders in the area, Barger can dominate the flow of a game with her fine ball skills and vision. She scored a goal and added an assist in leading the Mawrtians to a 3-0 win over St. John's for the program's first Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title last year, finishing the season with 11 goals and 15 assists.
Winters Mill, forward, junior
Cyr came into her own offensively when she moved from midfield to forward early last season, finishing with a Carroll County-high 14 goals to go with three assists. Talk about clutch: The first-team All-Metro selection scored two tying goals and two game-winners during the Falcons' playoff run to the Class 2A state championship game.
Loch Raven, forward, senior
A captain and four-year varsity player, Kleinhammer proved to be a jack of all trades when it came to providing offense for the defending Class 1A state champion Raiders. In scoring 15 goals and dishing out 13 assists last season, she displayed a heavy and precise shot, timely and unselfish passing and a long throw-in that caused fits.
Severna Park, forward, senior
The Falcons' dangerous offense revolves around the creative play of the Maryland-bound Kresge, who brings talent and speed along with a calm demeanor and smart decision-making. Strong and accurate inside the penalty area, Kresge looks to build on her nine-goal, six-assist junior season.
Archbishop Spalding, goalkeeper, senior
How's this for stingy: The second-team All-Metro selection posted 16 shutouts and yielded only four goals in going 20-0-1 for the IAAM A Conference champion Cavaliers last year. Athletic, technically sound and a strong voice in the back, McCoy will be leaned on heavily with the team's defense losing key pieces to graduation.
Archbishop Spalding, forward, senior
Morrison emerged as the Cavaliers' go-to player last year and responded with an 18-goal, 10-assist season that sparked the team to the IAAM A Conference championship. The first-team All-Metro pick scored six game-winning goals, including a rocket shot in the Cavaliers' 2-0 win over Mercy in the final.
McDonogh, forward, junior
A prominent member of the U.S. Under-17 national team, Spivey, a two-time All-Metro performer, is the area's most skilled and dynamic player. Smart with the ball and relentless, she scored 20 goals and had 14 assists for the Eagles last year and will enter her third varsity season with 45 goals and 26 assists.
Maryvale Prep, midfielder, senior
A standout in her first two seasons when the Lions played in the IAAM B Conference, Tana felt right at home when the team made the jump to the tough A Conference last fall. Also seeing time at forward, the versatile captain is a consistent producer with the ability to score or distribute to teammates. She finished with 13 goals and nine assists last season.
Fallston, midfielder, senior
In her third varsity season, Yapps controls the middle of the field for the defending Class 2A state champion Cougars with a combination of skill, determination and grit. She finished with five goals and five assists last season. Yapps is dominant in the air and strong on tackles to provide an effective defensive presence.
Caroline Baker, Centennial
Dani Beard, Archbishop Spalding
Sydney Blomquist, Fallston
Alyssa Brummitt, Annapolis
Kristen Cannon, Manchester Valley
Lexi Cavey, Severna Park
Alli Cislo, Old Mill
Casey Clarke, Notre Dame Prep
Taylor Cummings, McDonogh
Kari Cunard, South River
Erica Diffendal, Winters Mill
Liz Ebeling, Glenelg
Brooke Echard, Southern
Lauren Federline, Maryvale Prep
Morgan Fraczkowski, John Carroll
Monika Harold, Institute of Notre Dame
Meghenn Jackson, Broadneck
Brittney Lozzi, Harford Tech
Jessica Martin, Patterson Mill
Kellie McKinney, C. Milton Wright
Kathryn Merrick, Bel Air
Peyton Morris, Century
Abby Noble, Hereford
Alexis Prior-Brown, Mercy
Alexa Quaranta, Perry Hall
Preslie Quaranta, Perry Hall
Erin Quinn, South Carroll
Morgan Rubin, Bryn Mawr
Gillian Sawyer, Wilde Lake
Alyssa Semones, Westminster
Lexa Stevenson, Arundel
Alyssa Stipcak, South Carroll
Anna Theisen, River Hill
Michelle Viegas, Reservoir
Sierra Webb, Patterson
Megan Will, C. Milton Wright
Rachel Woods, Catonsville
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