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All-county field hockey: Parker is simply the best
All-county field hockey: Parker is simply the best

In its third telling, the story isn't fresh, but it's still worth revisiting. Growing up Alyssa Parker wanted to be a soccer player, the next Mia Hamm. Failing that, basketball was her second love. "I wanted to play basketball at Maryland. That was the dream," she said. There's a basketball court at her house and some worried that she might be lured to a private school to pursue her basketball passion. Instead, she followed her older siblings to Glenelg. Her freshman year was her sister Lauriann's senior year. Their parents, Doug and Jean, had started the Howard County Stampede youth hockey team. Lauriann liked the sport; Alyssa not so much. Too slow,...

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