2017 Field Hockey Players To Watch

For The Baltimore Sun

Samantha Aljets

C. Milton Wright, forward, junior

As a sophomore last season, Aljets showed off her offensive potential by scoring a pair of hat tricks, including one against 2015 Class 3A state champion Bel Air. She received all-state honorable mention.

Rachel Fleig

Chesapeake-AA, forward, junior

Fleig finished with 21 goals and 15 assists last season, leading Chesapeake to the Class 3A state title. The junior, who has committed to Division I Appalachian State, excels at dodging defenders, drawing corners and using her standout dribbling skills to create offense.

Gaby Hamburger

River Hill, forward, senior

Despite often getting double- and triple-teamed last season, the fourth-year varsity standout still led Howard County with 35 goals and 12 assists. The center-forward is a skilled dodger and has a variety of effective shots. She will attend Princeton for lacrosse.

McKenzie Jamison

South River, defense, junior

A smooth defender with strong tackles and stickwork, the third-year starter plays a huge role for the defending Class 4A state champions on offensive and defensive corners.

Camryn Kelbaugh

Hereford, goalie, senior

The All-Metro first-team goalie, who has committed to Providence, had a .930 save percentage in leading Hereford to its third straight Class 2A state title. She made 15 saves in a shutout of Glenelg, ranked No. 1 in the area at the time.

Margot Lawn

Archbishop Spalding, forward, junior

A member of the United States under-17 women's national team, Lawn is coming off a season in which she led the IAAM A Conference in scoring (28 goals, five assists) as just a sophomore. She was named a third-team All-American.

Haleigh Moore

Westminster, forward, junior

Standout stick skills and talented play inside the circle make Moore one of the most dangerous scoring threats in Carroll County. As a sophomore, she finished with 12 goals and 14 assists.

Teresa Pelli

Broadneck, midfield, junior

The third-year starter is a workhorse in the midfield and the most consistent all-around player for a team on the rise. She finished with five goals and eight assists last year, but it was her gritty play and finesse that helped her earn first-team all-state honors.

Paige Reese

Glenelg, midfield, senior

Reese played a key role last fall in helping the Gladiators dominate the midfield, as they got off to a 16-0 start and held the No. 1 ranking for much of the season. She earned second-team all-state honors.

Katelyn Whittle

McDonogh, forward, junior

One of the area's top young finishers, Whittle had 15 goals and five assists last season, including the game-winner on a penalty corner after time expired in the A Conference title game.

Other notables:

Rachel Borzymowski, Notre Dame Prep

Megan Brannen, Severna Park

Darcy Clement, South River

Tessa Evarts, Garrison Forest

Grace Fenner, Liberty

Nathalie Friedman, Notre Dame Prep

Ally Furnari, Maryvale

Jenna Garden, Archbishop Spalding

Jenny Giampalmo, Glenelg

Stephanie Gottwals, Atholton

Taylor Hackett, Hereford

Sophia Hartman, Broadneck

Emma Jeffries, Arundel

Claire Jones, Garrison Forest

Courtney Kelly, Maryvale

Olivia Kenny, Notre Dame Prep

Payton Kenney, Archbishop Spalding

Tess Keppel, Maryvale

Quinn Kindbom, River Hill

Megan Munley, Broadneck

Emy Nelson, Marriotts Ridge

Maddy O'Brien, Glenelg

Madi Radnoff, South Carroll

Tori Raulin, Atholton

Mallory Sellars, Severna Park

Emma Shettig, McDonogh

Cecilia Slaughter, Bryn Mawr

Reece Spann, Dulaney

Zoe Waddell, Catonsville

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