Ashley Caldwell, Liberty, field hockey
The senior captain, a four-year starter at forward, was instrumental in Liberty’s first state championship since 1982, providing one goal and two assists in the team’s two state tournament wins last week. In the Lions’ 5-1win over previously undefeated Patuxent in the semifinals on Nov. 7, Caldwell finished with one goal and one assist. In Saturday’s 2-0 win over Queen Anne’s for the crown, she jump-started the Lions with an assist on what turned out to be the game-winning goal from Brooke Heffler. Named to the Carroll County Times’ all-county first team last season as a junior, Caldwell finished this season with five goals and 20 assists. She will be playing field hockey at Queens College in North Carolina.
OTHERS CONSIDERED: Kailyn Brandt, Hereford, field hockey; Haley Cummins, C. Milton Wright, cross country