National, state honors for Carroll lacrosse players

Century's Hannah Warther controls the ball during the Class 3A-2A South Region playoff game against Glenelg at Century High School on May 11.
Century's Hannah Warther controls the ball during the Class 3A-2A South Region playoff game against Glenelg at Century High School on May 11. (Jen Rynda, Baltimore Sun Media Group)

USA Today recently unveiled its national all-star lacrosse teams, and one of Carroll County's top players found her name among the best in the country.

Hannah Warther, a senior-to-be at Century High School, was one of 12 players picked for the all-USA second-team. Warther was one of six midfielders on the team.


She scored 58 goals and totaled 64 points in helping Century win the Class 3A-2A state championship this spring. Warther has 182 career goals, making her poised to become the 11th player in county history to reach 200 goals sometime next season.

Warther, who is committed to Maryland, was a preseason first-team pick by USA Today back in February.


The all-USA honorable mention team featured Winters Mill's Coeli Love at attack, Century's Madi Hall at midfield, and Century's Shelby Mercer and Kristen Yanchoris at defense.

Love had 52 goals and 10 assists for the Falcons. Hall led the Knights in scoring with 100 points (63 goals, 37 assists), and Mercer, playing midfield most of the season, tallied 31 goals and 12 assists.

Love and Hall are Florida commits, while Mercer is bound for Maryland and Yanchoris to Loyola.

The USA Today all-Maryland public-school team had 12 spots, and six of them came from Carroll.

Manchester Valley's Allie Little joined Love on attack; Hall and Warther were in the midfield; and Mercer and Yanchoris were on defense.

Little, a High Point commit, had 53 goals and 27 assists for the Mavericks. MV's Shelly Brezicki was named Coach of the Year, and her Mavs were chosen as the public-school Team of the Year. The Mavs went 19-0 this spring and won their second straight Class 2A-1A state championship.

Boys honors

The USA Today All-USA Maryland public-school team was announced last week, and there was plenty of representation from Carroll County.

On attack, Westminster's Hunter Davis — the Times Player of the Year — was one of five players selected. He joined teammate Chad Patterson, a Times first-team all-county selection, who was named to the list as one of five defenders.

Davis and Patterson helped the Owls win their third consecutive county championship and go 15-1 this spring. Davis tied for second in Carroll in scoring with 85 points (47 goals, 38 assists).

Century's Alex Gipe, a Times first-team all-countian who led Carroll in saves in 2015, was one of two goalies selected. Gipe totaled 172 saves (and a 65.0 save percentage) for the Knights.

Matt Owings contributed to this article.




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