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Field hockey players to watch 2014

Jen Bleakney

Atholton, forward, senior

Bleakney became one of the area's top offensive threats last season, finishing with 22 goals and 19 assists. She will continue her career next season at Syracuse.

Elizabeth George

McDonogh, forward, senior

The returning All-Metro second-team player had 12 goals and 20 assists, helping lead the Eagles to the IAAM A Conference final. She will attend Princeton next year to play lacrosse.

Linnea Gonzales

Patterson Mill, midfielder, senior

Gonzales had 36 goals and 22 assists last season, leading the Huskies into the Class 1A state final. Her performance earned her numerous honors, including being named The Baltimore Sun's Player of the Year and a first-team High School All-American. She is a member of the under-21 junior national team.

Kyler Greenwalt

Archbishop Spalding, forward, sophomore

Greenwalt finished with 19 goals and six assists last season and helped the Cavaliers win the IAAM A Conference title. In July, she became one of 24 players selected for USA Field Hockey's Under-17 Junior National squad.

Regan Littell

Broadneck, midfielder, senior

Heading into her third full season as the team's starting center midfielder, Littell excels on both sides of the ball. She finished with nine goals and three assists last season to earn All-Metro second-team honors.

Sydney Rhodes

C. Milton Wright, goalie, junior

Rhodes allowed just five goals in 19 games and saved 91 percent of shots on goal to earn All-Metro first-team honors. She recorded 16 shutouts as the Mustangs captured their first Class 3A state title.

Erin Shanahan

Archbishop Spalding, forward, junior

The All-Metro first-team forward had 31 goals and 21 assists and led the Cavaliers to their first IAAM A Conference championship and an area No. 2 ranking. She scored both goals in Spalding's 2-1 win over McDonogh in the A Conference title game.

Zoe Smith

South River, midfielder, senior

A powerful player largely responsible for the team's transition game, Smith finished last season with six goals and three defensive saves to earn All-Metro second-team honors. She has committed to play at American.

Mandi Trostle

Century, forward, senior

Trostle finished with 25 goals and four assists to lead the Knights to their first Class 2A state title. She scored eight of her team's 14 goals in the playoffs, including the go-ahead goal in the championship game against Hereford, to cement an All-Metro first-team selection.

Jessica Valvano

Severna Park, midfielder, junior

Valvano finished with nine goals and four assists last season, including several clutch goals that helped lead the Falcons to last year's Class 4A state title. She has committed to Dartmouth.

OTHER NOTABLES

Alex Argo, Bryn Mawr

Ena Belch, Broadneck

Tatiana Bodnar, Old Mill

Sophia Defeo, Westminster

Allie DiPietro, Garrison Forest

Kara Frazier, Garrison Forest

Noelle Frost, Glenelg

Maggie Gutberlet, Hereford

Maddie Hurlburt, Fallston

Quichey Johnson, Bryn Mawr

Alana Kakuk, Old Mill

Chachi Kelehan, Mount Hebron

Regan Leavitt, Severn

Haley Matthai, C. Milton Wright

Molly Milani, Glenelg

Megan Nemecek, Archbishop Spalding

Madi Newman, Arundel

Kalie Paranzino, Dulaney

Ally Pollak, Arundel

Emily Purnell, Mount Hebron

Tori Raulin, Atholton

Olivia Reiter, Severna Park

Kara Siegel, Broadneck

Megan Taylor, Glenelg

Kayla White, South River

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