Anna Hauser's value to the Roland Park Country School lacrosse, soccer and basketball teams went well beyond her many playing skills.
The 2016 Baltimore Messenger female Athlete of the Year/Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year co-captained all three squads as a senior.
"I had to step up as a leader," Hauser said.
The senior standout did just that.
"She was a very good leader," Roland Park assistant athletic director and basketball coach Scott Buckley said. "She was a great role model for our kids on and off the court. She is what you want your players to be."
Hauser played a big part in the success of all three Reds teams, earning Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference honors in soccer, leading the lacrosse team in goals and starting on the varsity hoops squad.
Hauser will attend the University of Virginia on a lacrosse scholarship.
"I think she is a super athlete," Buckley said. "If she had put the time into soccer or basketball, she would be a Division I-kid in those two sports."
Hauser continues to build an impressive lacrosse resume. She will be one of 10 area players competing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium on July 2.
The 6-foot-1 Hauser led the Reds with 53 goals and also ranked among Roland Park's leaders in assists (19), forced turnovers (34), draw controls (49) and ground balls (39).
She used her size to dominate games for a team that went 15-4 and fell in the A Conference final to eight-time defending champion McDonogh.
"She is the face of Roland Park lacrosse and is like the quarterback of the team," Reds' first-year coach Kim McNemar said. "She walks on the field and she has this presence about her. She is intimidating to other teams.
"People look at her (size) and say, 'Holy crap,'" she added. "Some of our girls at the beginning of the season — even my seniors who were on jayvee last year — were a little nervous about playing against her because it's 'Anna Hauser.'"
Hauser played her best in the postseason. She scored three goals in the Reds' 13-10 A Conference quarterfinal victory over John Carroll May 10 and two days later exploded for four goals in an 11-10 overtime triumph against Severn.
McNemar valued Hauser just as much for her leadership skills.
"I had such a young and inexperienced team," the coach said. "If I didn't have her, I don't know who my leader would have been. She works really hard leading the team and gets the girls motivated. The girls really respect her."
Hauser said that she embraced and loved her role as a team captain.
"I was the one that pumped everybody up before games and kept everyone calm," she said. "When things got tough, I would bring us together and say, 'Relax, we got this.' Everybody counted on me to keep us together."
Hauser was a four-year varsity basketball player, working as a top reserve as a junior and earning a starting berth during her senior year.
She was a tenacious defender and solid rebounder for the 15-7 Reds.
"She was the glue that held us together," Buckley said. "She really helped our defense. She did all the things that don't go on the stat sheet that really made us go. She took a big leap from her junior year to senior year."
Hauser also had an impact on the Reds' 14-3-1 soccer team that lost in a playoff semifinal to St. Paul's School for Girls.
The four-year starter anchored the defense and ranked among the squad's leader in goals with eight.
"We based everything around Anna," Roland Park soccer coach Kelly Pierce said of her team's defense. "She had great size and was physical. She was great on defense and scored a lot of goals for us. That's a rarity for a player."