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Girls Soccer: All-Metro First Team

Loyola Greyhounds

Alli Cislo

Old Mill, forward, junior

•All-Metro second-team pick as a sophomore had 16goals and three assists this season

•Quickness and incredible ball skills let enabled her to overcome constant heavy marking

•Finished with three hat tricks this season

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•Set to play at Ohio

Taylor Cummings

McDonogh, forward, senior

•Repeat All-Metro first-team selection finished with 20 goals and 12 assists

•Captain brought tireless work rate and fierce competitiveness to games and practice to set positive tone

•Had four goals

in 6-1 IAAM A semifinal win

•All-Metro Player of the Year in lacrosse last spring; nation's top recruit in that sport is committed to play at Maryland  

Amanda Jackson

Reservoir, forward, junior

•Repeat All-Metro first-team selection had four goals and 10 assists in leading the Gators to Class 3A state semifinals

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•Dynamic playmaker can get the ball in dangerous position by dribbling or finding open teammates      

•Committed to Loyola Marymount

Alexis Prior-Brown

Mercy, forward, senior

•Repeat All-Metro first-team pick finished with 23 goals and 11assists this season

•One of the area's most dynamic forwards Overcame constant double teams to create chances for herself and teammates

Finished her four-year career with 53 goals and 25 assists

•Set to play at Maryland next year

Riley Barger

Bryn Mawr, midfielder, senior

•Repeat All-Metro first-team pick led Mawrtians to three straight IAAM B Conference titles, scoring winning goals in the past two championship games

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•Called into the U.S. under-18 National Team training camp in October

Set to play at Maryland next year

Gracyn Bryant

Archbishop Spalding, midfielder, junior

•Injured for much of her first two years, but enjoyed a healthy breakthrough season

•Finished with five goals and seven assists

•Combined great ball skills, vision, strong play in the air and athleticism

•Had Finished with one goal and three assists in a win over Institute of Notre Dame

Olivia DiFonso

John Carroll, midfielder, junior

• Finished with six goals and a team-high seven assists this season for No. 3 Patriots

•Key starting point to No. 3 Patriots' possession game with sharp ball skills and entire vision of the field

•Completed her three-year varsity career with 17goals and 17 assists

•College choices include Delaware, George Washington, St. John's and American

Gabby Moreno

Severna Park, midfielder, senior

•Captain led the No. 4 Falcons to Class4A runner-up finish

•After missing last season with knee injury, returned to lead team in scoring with 15goals and eight assists

•Anchored the middle of the field with savvy play; able to beat defenders one on one and also distribute effective passes

Also All-Metro first-team pick as sophomore, committed to Rutgers

Alexa Quaranta

Perry Hall, midfielder, senior

•Two-year captain had standout career, spending freshman season at Mercy before moving to Perry Hall

•Finished with 10 goals and 17 assists for Baltimore County champions

•Two-way player who used quickness and field awareness to create scoring chances

•Set to play at UMBC next year with twin sister, Preslie, who missed her senior year at Perry Hall because of injury

Jordan Coburn

Centennial, defender, senior

•Poised play as central defender was instrumental as the No. 11 Eagles (11-2-2) allowed just six goals all season

•Shutdown defender Was dominate dominant in the air and also effectively got distributed to get the ball forward

•Strong left foot and precise free kicks led to three goals and three assists

Team captain and three-year starter committed to Virginia Tech

Jordan Pearson

McDonogh, defender, senior junior

•Three-year starter at outside back was a dominating one-on-one defender

•Made smart decisions with and without the ball to provide the Eagles with an added weapon moving forward

•Finished the season with three goals and five assists

•Shined in a 2-0 win over New Jersey's Lenape, which had been ESPNHS's No. 1 team in the country

Abby Smucker

C. Milton Wright, defender, junior

•Captain led No. 5 Mustangs to UCBAC title and second straight Class3A state semifinal berth

•Used ball skills, vocal leadership, athleticism and fierce intensity to set the tone in back

•Anchored defense that posted nine shutouts in team's 14-5 season

•Three-sport standout also plays basketball and lacrosse; committed to play lacrosse at Penn State

Morgan Ruhl

McDonogh, goalie, senior

•Two-year starter and captain went 18-3 with 12shutouts for the IAAM A champion and No. 1 Eagles

•Finished with 88 saves for the season and yielded only two goals in going 10-0 in conference games

Fine technical goalkeeper and exceptional shot-stopper also had fine ball skills to effectively distribute

•Set to play at LSU

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