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de­fen­sive pres­ence for the Sabres. Blair Goodrich So., Kent Is­land Goodrich of­ten started at mid­field and shifted through­out the field the rest of the game, a su­perb ath­lete with the abil­ity to cover all cor­ners with aplomb.

She led the Bucs with 59 draw con­trols, while also rou­tinely stuff­ing the stat sheets to the tune of 33 goals, 13 as­sists, 54 ground­balls, 16 caused turnovers and 10 take­aways. Goodrich plays club ball for Mary­land United. * ** At­tack Josephine Smith

Sr., Gun­ston Smith was a three-year mem­ber of the ES­IAC and Cap­i­tal Area Lacrosse League all-con­fer­ence teams, co­in­cid­ing with her three years as the pri­mary fin­isher for the Herons var­sity unit.

Smith capped her se­nior sea­son with 38 goals, 28 as­sists. 39 ground­balls, eight caused turnovers and 15 take­aways. She will be at­tend­ing St. Vin­cent Col­lege in western Penn­syl­va­nia this fall.

Kylie Tu­low­itzky So., Queen Anne’s Much of the Lions’ fu­ture suc­cess will hinge on the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of Ru­la­paugh and Tu­low­itzky, who scored 35 goals, passed for 10 as­sists and picked up 32 ground­balls in her sec­ond year with the var­sity.

The Lady Blue Crabs club player is a can­di­date to make the big­gest leap in 2019 with added re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

Cam­ryn Pep­per So., North Caro­line The do-ev­ery­thing Pep­per was at the fore­front of the Bull­dogs’ emer­gence from Bay­side also-rans to com­pet­ing with peren­nial con­tenders. Pep­per net­ted 25 goals, 21 as­sists and 23 ground­balls, and should only im­prove her per­for­mance and pro­file in 2019 given North Caro­line’s rapid rise in the con­fer­ence.

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De­fense Syd­ney Holtzner Sr., Kent Is­land Tasked with check­ing the other team’s top fin­isher in vir­tu­ally ev­ery game, Holtzner was also a ball-hawk through­out the sea­son with 38 ground­balls, 18 caused turnovers and eight take­aways.

The Buc­ca­neers’ team cap­tain is also a Mary­land United alum, and will at­tend Flor­ida South­ern be­gin­ning this fall. Myia Jeter So., Eas­ton Ar­guably the best de­fender in the Bay­side Con­fer­ence, Jeter also bol­sters her play with im­pec­ca­ble stick work when car­ry­ing the ball, and has the abil­ity to shift to mid­field when called to duty. The Lady Blue Crabs mem­ber is al­ready draw­ing at­ten­tion from nu­mer­ous Di­vi­sion I schools, and should be a vir­tual lock for the first-team All-Mid-Shore team for the re­main­der of her high school ca­reer.

Grace Swee­tak Jr., Queen Anne’s The leader of a Queen Anne’s de­fense that found its stride later in the sea­son, The Ch­e­sa­peake Club Lacrosse mem­ber has ver­bally com­mit­ted to Rollins (Fla.) Col­lege.

Goalie Kyleigh Hes­sian Sr., Kent Is­land The Buc­ca­neers al­lowed more than 10 goals to only one Bay­side Con­fer­ence pro­gram in 2018, and Hes­sian, as the fi­nal line of de­fense, was in­stru­men­tal in that dom­i­nance. Voted as the team MVP on de­fense by Kent Is­land, Hes­sian ex­celled on eight-me­ter shots and made 132 saves, in­clud­ing a com­bined 27 from the 2A East Sec­tion II fi­nal and on­ward.

Hes­sian, an­other dec­o­rated Mary­land United mem­ber, will be at­tend­ing Se­ton Hall Univer­sity be­gin­ning this fall.

*** Sec­ond Team

Mid­field Annabelle Gille­spie, So., Gun­ston (33G, 15A, 74DC, 32GB, 18CT, 14TA): Gille­spie per­formed at ev­ery po­si­tion for the Herons, and filled over 95 per­cent

Cal­lie Craw­ford, Sr., Queen Anne’s (32G, 4A, 15GB): The Lions’ work­horse in the mid­field also played for the Lady Blue Crabs and is headed to Haver­ford (Pa.) Col­lege.

Shan­non Dono­van, Jr., Queen Anne’s (18G, 13A, 28GB): The Mary­land United per­former has ver­bally com­mit­ted to Queens (N.C.) Univer­sity.

Mad­die Boehm, Sr., Saints Peter and Paul (11G, 4A, 32DC, 35GB, 12CT): The In­di­ana Univer­sity-bound Boehm was a first­team All-ES­IAC in 2018.

Mor­gan Tracy, So., Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester (37G, 18A, 57 per­cent DC): The Dol­phins Lacrosse Club mem­ber is al­ready re­ceiv­ing looks from Di­vi­sion I schools.

At­tack Anna Roser, Fr., Eas­ton (32G, 12A, 7DC): The M&D Black club par­tic­i­pant played ev­ery po­si­tion on the field and was par­tic­u­larly adept when shift­ing to the mid­field.

Mor­gan Gunn, Jr., Kent Is­land (28G, 9A, 12DC, 28GB, 7CT): Gunn’s ath­leti­cism pulled her to­ward mid­field at crunch time for the Bucs. She also plays for the Lady Blue Crabs and has ver­bally com­mit­ted to Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity.

Sarah Bradley, Jr., Saints Peter and Paul (39G, 8A, 12GB, 5CT): Bradley played de­fense and at­tack and was sec­ond on the team in scor­ing.

Bay­ley Tracy, So., Cam­bridge-SD (38G, 22A): The Dol­phins Lacrosse Club player formed a po­tent com­bi­na­tion with twin sis­ter Mor­gan. She is also be­ing re­cruited by Di­vi­sion I pro­grams.

De­fense Emma Caulk, Jr., Queen Anne’s: Caulk has ver­bally agreed to at­tend Univer­sity of Cincin­nati and also plays for Ch­e­sa­peake Club Lacrosse.

Keelyn Haarhoff, Sr., Kent Is­land (15CT, 8TA): Haarhoff’s great speed aided her abil­i­ties as a strong ball­han­dler. The Mary­land United alum is headed to Long­wood (Va.) Univer­sity this fall.

Alex Law­ton, Jr., North Caro­line (10G, 3A, 11DC, 27GB, 6CT): Law­ton has ver­bally agreed to at­tend Grand Val­ley State (Mich.) Univer­sity and was the 2018 cap­tain for the Bull­dogs. Given her all-around abil­i­ties, the Lady Blue Crabs mem­ber is a lead­ing can­di­date to make the big­gest leap in her fi­nal year play­ing high school lacrosse.

Goalie Emily Grif­fith, So., Eas­ton (98 saves): Grif­fith’s stick work stems from her time as a de­fender, and the Lady Blue Crabs mem­ber is also more than ca­pa­ble of mark­ing play­ers on the field once step­ping out­side of the cir­cle.

Honor­able Men­tion Cam­bridge-SD: Jenna Blue, Jr., G (over 15 saves per game); El­iz­a­beth Dodge, Jr., D (57GB, 31CT); Micah Slacum Sr., M (10G, 5A); Karli Hughes, Jr., M (21G, 13A).

Eas­ton: Lily Os­borne, Fr., M (25G, 10A, 34DC); Erin McDon­ald, Sr., D.

Kent Is­land: Kaylen Karnes, Jr., A (14G, 23A, 12DC, 36GB, 13CT, 8TA); Al­ley Heath, Jr., A (28G, 12A, 22GB, 5CT); Kel­ley Poole, Sr., A (20G, 14A, 16GB, 10CT); Mada­lyn Messer­smith Jr., D (2DC, 25GB, 8CT).

North Caro­line: Pearl Sut­ton, So., M (11G, 9A, 39DC, 29GB, 6CT); Na­talie Cal­loway, Jr., A/M (10G, 11DC, 16GB); Kylie Phillips, Jr., M (10G, 3A, 13DC, 13GB); Corinne Webb, Fr., A/M (25G, 8DC, 17GB); Emilee Law­ton, Fr., D (3G, 11GB, 3CT); Sarah Ferkler, Jr., M/D (6G, 21GB, 21CT); Syd­nie Bis­esi, So., D (5G, 6DC, 11GB); Kaylee Jester, Jr., A/M (13G, 9A, 5DC, 10GB).

Queen Anne’s: Addy Caulk, Fr., A/M (23G, 14A, 15GB); Sarah Bowyer, So., M (14G, 11A, 25GB).

Saints Peter and Paul: Caro­line McKelvey, Fr., M (10G, 4A, 30DC, 29GB, 10CT).

Ed­i­tor’s Note: Nom­i­na­tions and sta­tis­tics were not made avail­able by Kent County High School.

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