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Girls lacrosse: Player of the Year

Brooke Griffin

South River, senior, midfielder

Every time Brooke Griffin stepped on the lacrosse field, she made a case for being Player of the Year.

No one played better in the postseason than the Seahawks' senior midfielder. In five playoff games, she accumulated 29 goals and had 16 assists. She scored seven goals — two in overtime — to beat Anne Arundel County rival Broadneck, 13-12, for the regional title. In the state Class 4A-3A final, Griffin had six goals and two assists as the Seahawks won their first state crown, 12-10, over C. Milton Wright.

"There's no player in Maryland like Brooke Griffin," C. Milton Wright coach Brent Ritz said after the final. "You can't simulate that in practice, a kid that can dodge that well and create that well. … It's the Brooke Griffin show."

Griffin had 102 goals and 44 assists as well as 66 draw controls, 48 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers as the Seahawks won their last 15 games to finish 17-2. For her career, Griffin scored 266 goals and had 103 assists.

Griffin was named to the All-Tewaaraton Team and to the Under Armour All-America Team. She will play in the Under Armour All-America Classic July 3 at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Also The Sun's 2009 Field Hockey Player of the Year and 2009-2010 Female Athlete of the Year, Griffin will play next year for Maryland.

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