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Field hockey: Player of the year

Alyssa Parker Glenelg, midfielder, junior

This season, Parker scored 38 goals and assisted on 38 others for a total of 114 points.

Among the goals were two unassisted ones that earned Glenelg the District V championship, a 2-1 victory over then-unbeaten Severna Park, and among her assists were two that came on each of her team's goals in the Class 2A state championship game that brought the Gladiators their first title in 34 years, a 2-1 victory over Century.

Parker seemed to never leave the field for 19-1 Glenelg. She is the team co-captain, its first stroker and the stop/hitter at the top of the circle for offensive corners.

"She is just such a complete player," said Mount Hebron coach Jeanette Ireland, whose team faced Glenelg during the regular season. "What really impresses me is that when she's running down the field and has to make a dodge and then another dodge, she gets faster each time. … She's like a tornado, and she absolutely kills you."

Parker is being heavily recruited by Maryland andNorth Carolina. She is also a Junior Olympian and Futures Elite Player.

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