Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99
High School Sports

Field hockey: Players to watch

Brooke Adler

Garrison Forest, forward, sophomore

Adler offers beautiful stickwork in tight situations, good field vision, composure and accurate shots. She led the Grizzlies in scoring (16 goals, eight assists) in their surprise drive to the 2010 IAAM AConference championship.

Marissa Balleza

Severna Park, forward, junior

Balleza is fun to watch as she scoots the ball upfield. Her speed, stickwork and field vision set the team's leading scorer (21goals, 6 assists in 19 games) apart from the competition.

Anne Federico

Notre Dame Prep, forward, junior

Federico is a two-year varsity starter with a powerhouse shot and sharp aim. She's one of the team's fastest players, and a key on corner plays. Last season she was an IAAM All-Star.

Josie George

Bryn Mawr, midfielder-defender, senior

As a junior, George seemed to be everywhere the ball was.

Anna Haley

Broadneck, midfielder, senior

Haley has incredible skill, great vision and a nose for the goal. Expect last season's totals of seven goals and eight assists to increase. A four-year starter, she has committed to Iowa.

Danielle King

C. Milton Wright, center forward, senior

For the first time in her varsity career, King will not be playing midfield. Instead, she'll be charged with leading the offense. In her three previous seasons, King had 12 goals.

Stacey Mackintosh

South River, defender, senior

As a junior she developed a finesse that allows her to pick the ball off an opponent's stick without a second thought. She also made four defensive saves and scored 11 goals.

Alyssa Parker

Glenelg, forward, senior

Another year like last year will put Parker in rarefied air. With 77 goals and 72 assists for her career, she has the chance to become only the second player in National Federation history to total both 100 goals and 100 assists. Parker had 38 goals and 38 assists last season. She is a member of the U.S. Under-19 high performance team.

Melissa Rize

Archbishop Spalding, goalie, junior

Rize has reflexes and quickness that haven't gone unnoticed. Named to the U.S. Field Hockey Junior Olympics team, she had an .859 save percentage last season.

Pauline Shih

River Hill, midfielder, senior

Shih offers superior stick skills and field sense and can produce at both ends of the field. She scored the game-winning penalty shot in the 3A title game.


Mary Claire Abbott, Hereford

Sara Bates, Glenelg Country

Kelsey Bonner, Arch. Spalding

Marisa Braungart, Harford Tech

Nina Collins, River Hill

Erica DeColli, South Carroll

Emily Eline, North Harford

Danielle Grassi, McDonogh

Erica Heaphy, Centennial

Kelly Jones, Mt. Hebron

Yumi Kim, Meade

Alexa Kunowsky, Severn

Sydney Lamarsh, Chesa.-AA

Kendall Law, Catonsville

Danielle Maines, North County

Christina Miller, Joppatowne

Jen Miller, North Carroll

Lauren Molina, St. Mary's

Rachel Park, Bryn Mawr

Kara Parks, North Harford

Aislinn Probst, Broadneck

Julie Sands, Joppatowne

Meaghan Smith, N.D. Prep

Alex Stroud, Centennial

Lindsay Summers, Fallston

Shelby Trentzsch, Winters Mill

Sydney Trentzsch, Windsor Mill

Cassie Walsh, Westminster

Hannah Wein, Perry Hall

Morgan Workman, Harford Tech

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun