Shannon Garden, a longtime coach and umpire, added to her field hockey resume when she was hired as the head coach at Severna Park in late June. Garden, a Davidsonville resident, spent the past 18 years coaching field hockey at various levels, including the last eight as an assistant to Leslee Brady at Archbishop Spalding. "I felt like I was ready to take on my own program after so many years as an assistant," Garden said. "They really needed somebody and I thought I could be that somebody." Garden takes over for Ann Andrews, whose contract was not renewed following the 2017 season. The Falcons won the Class 4A East Region title and were preparing for the state semifinal, but were removed from the tournament after all players and coaches were suspended for a game following a school investigation that uncovered some of the players' participation in a neighborhood prank. Andrews, who coached the Falcons for seven years, led the team to state titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Severna Park has won a state-record 32 region titles, while its 23 state titles is also a state record.