The first team at a glance


* Kristin Archer, North Harford, Sr., goalkeeper -- More confident and more aggressive this year, Archer had 193 saves in 12 games. She also had three interceptions and 15 knockdowns. Not afraid to come out after the ball, Archer became a threat outside the cage as well, picking up 14 ground balls.

* Daina Burton, Fallston, Jr., attack -- Often the spark in a balanced offense, Burton had 23 goals and 10 assists for the Cougars, who won their fourth straight regional title. With a quick stick, the attack wing had some outstanding shots but also had 54 ground balls.

* Jenny Clark, Fallston, Sr., defense -- A three-year veteran, she anchored a young defense at cover point. She had 52 ground balls, three interceptions and six knockdowns. Clark was

deceptively quick to ground balls and played excellent position defense around the crease.

* Lisa Fotia, Edgewood, Jr., defense -- The anchor of the Rams' defense early on, Fotia handled some of the county's top attackers. Very quick, Fotia has a quick, hard check that caused a lot of turnovers. After moving to center, the lefty continued to be a key to the Rams' transition game. She scored 13 goals.

* Cindy Jenkins, Fallston, Sr., midfield -- An all-around solid player, who played all over the field this season, Jenkins combined fine defense with her ability to score. She spent most of the season at third man where she had 17 knockdowns and 10 interceptions, but she was never far out of the offense, scoring 27 goals and adding 17 assists.

* Debbie Keiser, C. Milton Wright, Sr., defense -- One of the area's smoother players, Keiser almost never turned the ball over. At third man she played more like a midfielder, coming with 66 ground balls often setting the offense in motion. She also had three assists and added seven goals.

* Beanie Lund, John Carroll, Jr., midfield -- Lund sacrificed some of her offense this year to become a better all-around player. At center for the Patriots, Lund used her outstanding speed and stickwork to excel defensively while her connections were a key to the Patriots' attack. She was named to the Association of Independent Schools All-Star team.

* Amanda McCulloch, C. Milton Wright, Sr., midfield -- The most versatile of the Mustangs, McCulloch could play anywhere. Coach Kathy Breymaier used her on defense to mark the top opposition players, but she also could count on McCulloch to spark the offense in a pinch. A three-sport All-County pick, McCulloch scored 29 goals and had 17 assists.

* Sara Pokrywka, C. Milton Wright, Sr., midfield -- Probably the fastest player in the county, Pokrywka blew past the opposition to score 36 goals and contribute 14 assists. She stepped up in the big games, especially when teammate Julie Jakum was well covered by the opposition.

* Krystin Porcella, John Carroll, Jr., attack -- The leading scorer for the Patriots, Porcella used a quick first step and a terrific shot to baffle defenses. A strong all-around athlete, Porcella scored two goals and had an assist to help the AIS East over the West, 12-7, in the All-Star game.

* Melissa Schreiber, North Harford, Sr., midfield -- With 43 goals -- and 11 assists, Schreiber led the Hawks in scoring. At center she also dominated the midfield and was the go-to player with the game on the line. Coach Barbara Waite said Schreiber never played a bad game.

* Julie Smith, C. Milton Wright, Sr., defense -- At cover point, Smith saved a lot of goals with a check just before the opponent could get her shot off. Quick to the ground balls, Smith picked up 58. The quarterback of the defense along with Keiser, she also came down for a goal and an assist.

* Lisa Thomas, Bel Air, Sr., attack -- The Bobcats' leading scorer, Thomas had 38 goals and 21 assists. A three-sport All-County pick, Thomas sacrificed some stats to keep her less experienced teammates involved in the attack. Her game was solid, and coach Carol Barker called Thomas one of the top five players she's ever coached.

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