2018 All-County Field Hockey

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL & NATIONAL SPORTS - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT El­iz­a­beth Cham­bers, Bo­hemia Manor Madi­son Flem­ing, Bo­hemia Manor Ste­fanie Mat­sen, Elk­ton Al­liyah Mar­shall, Elk­ton Azarea Visser, Elk­ton Jor­dan Ed­wards, North East Kaylee Isaac, North East Kay­lyn Jennings, North East Niya Khan­jar, North

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.

Honor­able Men­tion

J. MOORE, ELK­TON

SPONAU­GLE, PER­RYVILLE

SCHMIDT, NORTH EAST

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