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Phoebe Canoles

Perry Hall, junior, defender

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Whatever the Gators might need at any given moment, Canoles can provide. At center back, where she mostly played last season, her skills, exceptional athleticism and ability to read the game allow her to dominate. If the Gators needs offense (she had seven goals and two assists last season), she can move up and deliver. When they need to steady the middle, she's a calm presence. Canoles will be a focal point as the Gators look to build on last season's Class 4A state runner-up finish.

Megan Chun

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River Hill, midfielder, senior

A four-year starter and two-year captain, Chun has many different ways to affect a game for the defending Class 2A state champion Hawks. In finishing with seven goals and 14 assists last season, the All-Metro first-team pick produced consistent offense, including on set pieces. She also drops back on defense to provide a steadying influence when times get shaky. Last year, she assisted on the game-winning goals in the state semifinals and title game.

Anna Diffendal

Winters Mill, forward, senior

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An All-Metro first-team selection, Diffendal has special qualities to help her score goals, including her drive and work ethic. Matched with exceptional speed, skills and a heavy shot, the Delaware commit takes 48 goals and 19 assists into her final season. Last season, she led Carroll County in scoring for the second straight year — finishing with 18 goals and five assists — to earn Carroll County Times Player of the Year honors in leading the Falcons to a 10-4 season.

Julia Dorsey

McDonogh, forward, junior

A three-year starter and All-Metro second-team pick, Dorsey is one of the most athletic and technically sound players in the area. Her creativity and constant work at a high pace puts her and her teammates in position to score, evidenced by her 12-goal, 14-assist sophomore season. After playing inside most of the time last season, she'll see more time on the outside this fall, giving her more space. She has committed to play soccer and lacrosse at North Carolina.

Talia Gabarra

Broadneck, midfielder, junior

An impact player when she first stepped onto the field as a freshman, the three-year starter will take on greater responsibility this season as the Bruins' catalyst and leader. Consistently one step ahead with her vision and technical ability, she always puts the team in position to succeed, whether attacking or defending. She has 12 goals and 13 assists going into her junior season, including a state semifinal game-winning goal and state title game-winning assist in 2015.

Abby Hanks

Archbishop Spalding, midfielder/forward, junior

A starter from day one of her freshman year, Hanks has brought versatility, tenacity and creativity with constant pressure on opposing defenders. Her ability to get forward and break down defenders in one-on-one situations will be vital for the Cavaliers as they look to defend their IAAM A Conference crown. Last season, she finished with six goals and three assists, and played some of her best soccer in the postseason run.

Lexi Kraemer

Bel Air, forward, senior

With a quality combination of size, speed and skill, Kraemer has been able to score goals in bunches in her first three varsity seasons, already Bel Air's top career goal scorer with 45 going into her final year. The All-Metro second-team selection finished with 18 goals and four assists as a junior and showed leadership as a team captain. The Bobcats won a state title in her sophomore year and she's highly motivated to end her career with another one.

Julie Lynch

Sparrows Point, forward, junior

After enjoying a fine freshman year playing with a dominant senior class, Lynch became the focal point of the team's offense last season and shined. Strong, athletic and highly skilled, the West Virginia commit finished with 18 goals and 12 assists to earn All-Metro first-team honors. More importantly, the Pointers didn't miss a beat, winning their fourth straight Class 1A state title and second Baltimore County crown. Lynch has 30 goals and 20 assists in her first two seasons.

Carolyn Mang

C. Milton Wright, midfielder, senior

A healthy junior season showcased everything Mang can do, and it was just about everything for the Mustangs. After suffering ACL tears in each of her first two seasons, she bounced back to score 17 goals — including six game-winners — and added seven assists to earn All-Metro first-team honors. With impeccable vision, a precise touch and a knack for making her teammates better, Mang is one of the area's most complete players. She has 28 goals and 10 assists in 1 ½ varsity seasons.

Ada Tempert

Mercy, forward, junior

The All-Metro second-team pick loves to score goals and the grinding work that goes into it. She's relentless winning balls and putting herself in position to score with her athleticism, power, explosive ball skills and heavy shot. Coming off a 22-goal, 10-assist sophomore season, she welcomes the challenge of being one of the area's most heavily marked forwards, and her ability to score any time she touches the ball makes the Magic a threat in every game.

Other notables

Camryn Anderson, Long Reach

Julianna Bonner, Wilde Lake

Bethany Bruck, Patterson Mill

MaKenna Dean, Broadneck

Sarah DeWitt, St. Mary's

Carolyn Doheny, Bel Air

Eileen Doherty, Severn

Emily Dorn, Reservoir

Lily Dunbar, Wilde Lake

Ryleigh Fachler, Perry Hall

Jaddah Foos, Sparrows Point

Sydney Frank, C. Milton Wright

Sarah Gellert, Severna Park

Abby Hanks, Archbishop Spalding

Zari Hayes, St. Paul's

Kyla Holt, Winters Mill

Victoria Huxtable, Atholton

Marissa Lapinsky, Patterson Mill

Jessie Lee, Long Reach

Cameron Mangold, Southern-AA

Lily McCarthy, McDonogh

Regan Miller, Westminster

Michelle Money, Severn

Elyssa Nowowieski, Loch Raven

Shannon Parness, South River

Payton Patrick, Hereford

Tayah Rendina, Arundel

Riley Rumbley, Mercy

Cat Scamurra, South River

Kara Schmidt, Hereford

Jenna Snead, Archbishop Spalding

Erin Snyder, Winters Mill

Busi Sokoya, Long Reach

Lily Stavisky, McDonogh

Bethany Stewart, Glenelg

Victoria Tran, River Hill

Kaley Thompson, Patterson Mill

Kaylee Titus, Century

Adrienne Vaughn, Atholton

Emily Vetri, Sparrows Point

Cayla Waterman, Eastern Tech

Carly Wetzel, River Hill

Taylor Whitmer, Westminster

Maddie Berry, Mount de Sales

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