NOTRE DAME PREP
The junior midfielder did a little bit of everything for the No. 6 Blazers, who pushed No. 1 John Carroll to overtime in the IAAM A Conference semifinal before falling 14-12. She led her team in scoring with 48 goals and 10 assists, but she was even more valuable in her ability to contribute on defense.
Her speed and stickwork made Laschinger difficult to contain on the attacking end and hard to outmaneuver on defense. She has the footwork, patience and controlled check to get the jump on attackers in the set offense or in the open field.
Carly Napora McDonogh
The best word to describe the Eagles senior defender is fearless. That showed in Napora's willingness to stand her ground and take a charge. She took 11 of them this season and has 43 for her career. Her quick feet and anticipation allow her to get in the right spot just a fraction of a second before the oncoming attacker. Those same skills along with her quickness and controlled stick made her a shutdown defender.
Able to handle some of the IAAM A Conference's best players one on one, she was a big part of an Eagles defense that allowed only 6.9 goals per game. The Baltimore County Player of the Year, Napora is headed for Georgetown.
Josie Owen Severn
A repeat first-team selection, Owen polished an already formidable all-around game, by becoming more of a quarterback on the attack and a bigger threat on defense. The senior midfielder led the No. 4 Admirals in assists (36), points (73) and caused turnovers (27).
She brought her experience as leading scorer for the world champion U.S. Under-19 team to her game and shared it with her teammates. Owen had three goals and two assists in the Admirals' 11-9 overtime win over St. Mary's in the IAAM A Conference quarterfinal. A member of the regional Tewaaraton Team selected for the Under Armour All-America game, Owen is headed to Virginia.
Alex Priddy Severn
The leading goal-scorer for the Admirals for two years, Priddy had a rocket of a shot. With an incredibly quick release and accuracy, the senior midfielder scored 54 goals. Although she scored some of the biggest goals, she was the model of consistency.
A year ago, Priddy was a surprise to opponents when she came back from a broken ankle in her sophomore year, but she continued to put up the numbers this season despite drawing more pressure. She understood how the ball moved around the crease and she excelled at getting open and having her stick open to take the pass. Priddy will play next year at Vanderbilt.
Hayley Rausch Severna Park
Rausch scored the biggest goal of the season for the No. 2 Falcons, the game-winner in overtime to beat Broadneck, 11-10, in the regional final. That paved the way for the Falcons to finish 20-0 and repeat as state Class 4A-3A champs. The senior midfielder showed she had completely recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament that sidelined her for her sophomore season.
Great in transition with a high-powered shot, Rausch was difficult to stop on the run or attacking in the set offense. She finished with 42 goals, including four in a season-opening 12-8 victory over No. 4 Severn. Rausch, who also had 21 assists, is headed for New Hampshire.
Katie Schwarzmann Century
The Carroll County Player of the Year got the most attention for scoring 94 goals this season -- 37 more than the next highest in the county. Her quickness and great acceleration make her a tremendous threat inside the eight-meter arc. Excellent on the back-door cut, she could make defenders think she was out of the play and zip back in to take the pass and score.
In three years, Schwarzmann has accumulated 201 goals and 93 assists. She did a lot of damage on the defensive end and came up with 92 ground balls. In addition to routinely causing turnovers, she was instrumental in converting them.