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2018 All-Metro girls lacrosse first and second teams

First team

Shay Ahearn

Glenelg Country, junior, midfielder

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» Stellar two-way player for the area’s fastest rising program over the past two years; second-team selection last season

» Drew many double teams but still scored 40 goals for the No. 4 Dragons (12-5), who tied for second place in the IAAM A Conference regular season

» Had 14 assists, 57 draw controls; had five goals, one assist in the 14-10 A Conference quarterfinal win over No. 8 Roland Park

» Playing in the Under Armour Underclass Tournament; committed to Maryland

Anna Callahan

Glenelg, senior, midfielder

» Game-changing repeat first-team selection led the No. 4 Gladiators (17-2) to their third straight state championship

» Howard County Player of the Year scored 52 goals, more than doubled her assists from last season to 31; had 83 ground balls

» Tied the sectional-final 12-11 win over No. 5 Marriotts Ridge late; had three goals, two assists in the regular-season 15-10 win over the Mustangs

» Under Armour All-American; signed with Duke

Shay Clevenger

Marriotts Ridge, senior, defender

» Repeat first-team selection was the only returning line defender on a unit that allowed 8.2 goals as the No. 5 Mustangs (13-3) lost only to McDonogh and to Class 2A state champion Glenelg

» Stellar one-on-one defender; excelled at reading attacks to stay a step ahead and take well-timed risks

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» Had 15 caused turnovers, 20 ground balls; used her speed to play a key role in transition

» Under Armour All-American; headed to Louisville

Sarah Cooper

Notre Dame Prep, senior, defender

» The area’s best defensive player helped the No. 1 Blazers stifle a McDonogh attack averaging 15 goals to win the IAAM A Conference championship 10-8

» Had 40 ground balls and 15 takeaways; averaged about 2.5 self clears per game

» Used her skills and field sense to read the attack within a swarming backer zone defense; combined with Annika Meyer to shut down attackers from behind the crease

» Under Armour All-American; signed with Syracuse

Paige Gunning

Archbishop Spalding, junior, goalie

» Athletic keeper anchored an aggressive defense with a .569 save rate; gave up just 6.2 goals per game for the No. 7 Cavaliers (13-5)

» Allowed only six opponents to score in double figures and none scored more than 12; made 10 saves in a 10-6 loss to then-No. 1 McDonogh

» Excelled at accurate long clears; active outside the crease, causing at least one turnover every game

» Committed to Vanderbilt

Elizabeth Hillman

Bel Air, senior, midfielder

» Second-team All-Metro last year; overcame a couple injuries to remain one of the area’s top two-way players

» Comfortable supporting her teammates but could take over a game; had 17 goals, nine assists, 35 ground balls and 33 draw controls for the Class 4A North regional champion Bobcats (15-3)

» Named the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2018 last fall by Inside Lacrosse

» Under Armour All-American; signed with North Carolina

Julia Hoffman

McDonogh, senior, attacker

» Repeat first-team selection led the No. 2 Eagles (20-1) in scoring as they ran their national-record winning streak to 198 games

» Scored 65 goals despite often drawing face guards; added 18 assists

» Stellar left-handed finisher who provided many key goals including the game-winner in overtime against No. 1 Notre Dame Prep during the regular season

» Under Armour All-American; signed with Maryland

Maddie Jenner

McDonogh, senior, midfielder

» Three-time All-Metro selection, last season’s Player of the Year was the top draw control specialist in the country

» Won 14 or 15 draws in a game several times this season; finished with 220 draw controls in 21 games; won 567 draws the past three years, an average of 8.7 per game

» Also a strong two-way player who scored 50 goals and had 20 assists

» Under Armour All-American; signed with Duke

Annika Meyer

Notre Dame Prep, senior, defender

» Standout in the No. 1 Blazers’ backer zone defense that allowed just 7.8 goals per game during the regular season, 6.3 in the playoffs

» Always a threat to knock down passes, had 15 takeaways and 46 ground balls; often started clears with those possessions

» Teamed with Sarah Cooper to shut down cutters trying to attack from behind the crease, limiting many opponents’ best weapons

» Signed with Johns Hopkins

Blair Pearre

McDonogh, junior, midfielder

» The Eagles’ most versatile player enjoyed a breakout season with her most valuable contributions coming in the midfield

» A key to winning possession on the draw circle; relentless in pursuit of loose balls

» Scored 51 goals; also part of a defense that allowed only two opponents to score in double figures

» Committed to Towson

Olivia Rubin

Bryn Mawr, senior, midfielder

» Led the No. 11 Mawtians (10-6) to their first winning season in five years with versatile, assertive midfield play

» Team leader in goals with 59 and added five assists; also led the Mawrtians with 82 draw controls

» Best performances came against the best competition, including five goals and eight draw controls against No. 1 Notre Dame Prep; scored six goals against No. 6 St. Paul’s

» Signed with Duke

Kathleen Sullivan

South River, junior, attacker

» Leading scorer with 55 goals, 22 assists for the No. 10 Seahawks (18-2), the Anne Arundel County and Class 4A state champions

» Had three goals, two assists in the 11-9 state title win over No. 15 Dulaney; had six goals in the regional final win over No. 13 Severna Park

» Played a key role on the draw circle late in the season, finishing with 36 draw controls including 10 in the playoffs; also had 12 caused turnovers

» Anne Arundel County Player of the Year; committed to Army West Point

Tayler Warehime

Manchester Valley, senior, midfielder

» Second-team All-Metro selection last season; two-time Carroll County Player of the Year

» Led the county with 95 points, including 76 goals; scored 226 career goals, eighth most in county history; had 95 draw controls for the Mavericks (9-5)

» Played two years at North Carroll before the school closed; her career goal total would have been the best in that school’s history

» Under Armour All-American; signed with North Carolina

Second team

Whitney Albert, St. Mary’s, junior, attacker

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Amber Bustard, Roland Park, junior, goalie

Julia Cooper, McDonogh, senior, goalie

Erin Demek, Mount Hebron, senior, midfielder

Julia Henry, Bel Air, senior, attacker

Maggie Kelly, Dulaney, senior, midfielder

Olivia Malamphy, Archbishop Spalding, junior, defender

Caitlynn Mossman, Notre Dame Prep, senior, attacker

Emily Nalls, Glenelg, junior, midfielder-defender

Isabella Peterson, Hereford, junior, midfielder

Anna Ruby, Westminster, junior, midfielder

Hayleigh Simpson, Marriotts Ridge, senior, midfielder

Sammi Thacker, McDonogh, junior, defender

Darby Welsh, St. Paul’s, senior, midfielder

Jillian Wilson, Gerstell, senior, midfielder

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