2018 All-County Field Hockey
Coach of the Year Kendie Hudson, North East
Finished with 5-1 record against Cecil County opponents, including playoffs … out-scored local teams 17-3 … guided Indians to 1-0 shootout victory over Rising Sun in 2A playoffs, avenging loss to arch-rivals in same round last season … navigated squad through competitive Chesapeake Division, using journey to power team to 2A North Region Section II Finals.
Player of the Year Elizabeth Hurm Rising Sun, Sr., Mid.
Followed up Player of the Year campaign with a dominant senior season … defensive-minded player who covered much of the field, making a major impact on both sides of the ball … playmaker who scored five goals and two assists … on-field quarterback and undisputed leader … took the team’s corner shots … scored penalty shot in team’s eventual 1-0 shootout loss to North East in playoffs … first-team All-Chesapeake Division … back-to-back Player of the Year.
Abigail Hershner Tome, Sr., For.
College bound player who helped guide Titans to 3-2 record against Cecil County teams … finished year with 13 goals … dished out three assists … leader on offense.
Julia Herrmann Rising Sun, Sr., For.
Outstanding forward who finished year with six goals … added one assist … netted game-winning goal in team’s 1-0 victory over North East during regular season — the Indians’ only loss to a Cecil County opponent … scored four of her six goals against local competition … played fast and aggressive.
Hannah Moore Elkton, Sr., For.
Key returner who spearheaded the front line … ended year with 12 goals … added three assists to collect 15 points … showcased top-end stick skills, with ability to flick, dodge, set up plays and read the field … named 2018 Edith Hostetter Invitational Tournament MVP and Tome Tournament all-star … filled veteran gap left by graduated former Player of the Year Vanessa Dunn … back-to-back All-County selection.
Abby Riley North East, Jr., For.
Bounced between forward and midfield … finished with four goals and four assists for eight points … top of the diamond in the midfield and back of the diamond at forward … executed her spots and always a threat to score … netted game-winning goals against Rising Sun (in playoffs) and Elkton … member of overtime squad … second-team All-Chesapeake Division … 2017 honorable mention.
Keegan Carew North East, Sr., Mid.
Centered Indians’ midfield for third straight year … team anchor and leader … one of squad’s top selections for corner shots … made initial penalty shot in team’s shootout win over Rising Sun in playoffs … later scored deciding factor in same game’s 1 vs. 1 to keep team alive after Tigers’ Biz Hurm found back of the cage … member of North East’s overtime squad … back-to-back All-County selection … 2016 honorable mention.
Emily Fanning Rising Sun, Sr., Mid.
Leader on team who distributed ball well to her forward teammates … strong player who competed well against Chesapeake Division opponents … started every single game and played in all overtimes, dominating right side of field from circle to circle … took shots on corners … second-team All-Chesapeake Division … three-time AllCounty selection.
Taylor DeMasi Tome, Sr., Mid.
Dominated from middle of Titans offense … sparked team with 10 goals … added 12 assists to finish with 22 points … collegebound player who helped lead Titans to winning record against fellow Cecil County schools.
Virginia Edwards North East, Jr., Def.
Recorded four saves on defense … while not producing many offensive stats, left impact as strong defender … speed and blocks noted by opposing coaches … anchored unit that allowed only three goals to Cecil County opponents and sparked team to section finals … member of team’s defensive corner squad … played every minute of the season … 2017 honorable mention.
Jessica Moore Elkton, Jr., Def.
Played right-back and took part in defensive corners … tallied one goal … considered leading defender on team, providing backfield with speed, agility and offensive mindset … playmaker who loved to pull to the front of the line when opportunity struck … good at breaking out and setting up offensive attack … Tome Tournament all-star.
Emily Sponaugle Perryville, Sr., Def.
Played fullback, garnering numerous defensive saves … added three goals on corner, including two off initial shot … scored on a penalty stroke … captain and leader on team.
Erika Schmidt North East, Sr., GK
Rock in net for Indians … allowed just three goals to Cecil County opponents all season and played well against Chesapeake Division foes … allowed a conference-low 0.55 goals per game over 12 contests … allowed more than one goal in a game three times (Patterson Mill, Bel Air and North Harford) … only gave up one of Rising Sun’s seven total penalty shots during teams’ overtime shootout in postseason — a game the Indians won, 1-0 … leader on defense who showcase strong intelligence … finished with 2.9 goals against average during regular season … second-team All-Chesapeake Division … 2017 honorable mention.
J. MOORE, ELKTON
SCHMIDT, NORTH EAST