Maggie Kelly and Reece Spann Receive Post Season Accolades

Maggie Kelly and Reece Spann Receive Post Season Accolades

All-State Field Hockey Honors

Senior Reece Spann was named to the 2nd Team All-State team on attack.  Reece is a 4 year varsity player and has been an indispensable presence for the Lions throughout her career.  This season Reece tallied a total of 17 goals including 2 sets of hat tricks and 2 penalty strokes. Reece is a well-rounded player with her strengths being her quick stick skills and solid ball control. Reece is entertaining various D-1 offers as she looks to continue her field hockey career at the next level. 

 

Senior Maggie Kelly was named to the 1st Team All-State team on attack.  Maggie's team leading 22 goals, catapulted the Lions to a state championship berth.  Her scoring included two hat tricks, with one giving the Lions a 3-1 win over rival Hereford.  Dulaney won 18 straight games including a County and Regional Championship behind Maggie's leadership and stellar performances.  Her speed and quick stick skills make her very difficult to defend.  She is a versatile player with excellent spatial understanding, physical strength and aggressiveness.  Maggie's athletic prowess is also mirrored on the lacrosse field where she will be playing at Lehigh University next year. 

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Baltimore Sun All-Metro field hockey first and second teams

Rich Scherr For The Baltimore Sun

FIRST TEAM

Logan Beal

Chesapeake-AA, defender, senior

» Played standout defense to go along with 10 goals and five assists, helping lead the Cougars to their second straight Class 3A state championship

» Had consecutive hat tricks in regional playoff wins against James M. Bennett and Mount Hebron

» Was at her best in the circle, acting as the team's defensive stopper and collecting eight defensive saves, including several against top Anne Arundel County competition

» Will continue her career next season at American University

Rachel Borzymowski

Notre Dame Prep, defender, junior

» Leader of a dominant defensive group that allowed eight goals all season while pitching 11 shutouts, as the Blazers finished 18-0 to claim their first Interscholastic Association of Maryland A Conference title

» Used her standout communication skills to help an otherwise inexperienced defensive unit that included a freshman and a first-year varsity player

» Showed the ability to generate offense from the defensive end, time and again using her stick skills to maneuver the ball out of the backfield, then finding open players; she finished with seven goals and five assists

» Was a key component of a penalty corner unit that allowed just one goal all season

Megan Brannen

Severna Park, midfielder, senior

» A true midfielder, Brannen made huge impacts on offense and defense for the Falcons, who finished 14-2 and ranked No. 2 in the area

» Had a goal and eight assists while playing a major role in helping Severna Park control the middle of the field

» Part of a class of 11 seniors that helped the team mostly dominate Anne Arundel County competition this season

» Will continue her field hockey career next season at St. Joseph's

Gracie Fenner

Liberty, goalie, junior

» Third-year starter accumulated 127 saves while allowing just 11 goals for a lofty .920 save percentage, leading the Lions to a 13-4 record

» Had 17 saves against Hereford in the Class 2A state semifinals, playing a major role in taking defending state champion Hereford to overtime in a 1-0 loss

» Exhibited standout goalie skills, time and again defending hard shots while showing great movement in the cage

» Had eight shutouts this season, leading her team to a 29-6 record over the past two years

Rachel Fleig

Chesapeake-AA, forward, junior

» Three-year starter had 15 goals and 17 assists — the most in Anne Arundel County — leading the Cougars to their second straight Class 3A state title

» Standout stick work and dodging skills gave her a commanding presence on the forward line, allowing her to work out of double and triple teams

» Selected for USA Field Hockey's Region 7 National Futures Championship, as well as the Junior Olympics

» Committed earlier this year to play field hockey at Appalachian State

McKenzie Jamison

South River, defender, junior

» Provided a dominant defensive presence for the Seahawks, helping them to their second straight Class 4A state championship

» Consistently displayed fluid stickwork and power, making her a pivotal component of both offensive and defensive corners

» Helped South River to seven shutouts, not including a 1-0 forfeit win over Severna Park in the regional final

» In addition to her work on defense, finished the season with two goals and seven assists

Claire Jones

Garrison Forest, forward, senior

» Despite missing time with a sprained ankle, finished with 21 goals and 11 assists to lead the Grizzlies to a 16-5 mark and a spot in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference final

» Scored the winning goal in overtime against Archbishop Spalding after stealing the ball outside the Cavaliers' circle, then scored all four of her team's goals in a win over St. Mary's in late October

» Excelled at forward this season after spending her previous three varsity seasons at midfield

» Will continue her field hockey career next season at Cornell after eschewing offers from Michigan, Syracuse, Iowa, Ohio State and Boston College

Maggie Kelly

Dulaney, forward, senior

» Her 22 goals and three assists helped propel the Lions to an 18-2 mark and a berth in the Class 4A state championship game for the first time since 2010

» Scored all of her team's goals in a 3-1 win over three-time Class 2A champion Hereford — part of an 18-game winning streak

» Uses her standout speed and stick skills to blow past defenders, then her physical strength and aggressiveness to finish near the goal

» Will continue her athletic career at Lehigh, where she will play lacrosse

Margot Lawn

Archbishop Spalding, forward, junior

» Finished with 28 goals and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who took unbeaten Notre Dame Prep to overtime in the IAAM semifinals and finished with a No. 10 ranking

» A member of the 2017 U.S. Under-17 women's national team

» Dominated on both ends of the field, making the defensive stop, then using her standout elimination skills to drive down the field and finish with her powerful shot

» Seven of her goals were game-winners, including one in overtime against Garrison Forest; scored all three goals in her team's win over Broadneck

Megan Munley

Broadneck, forward, junior

» Had seven goals and eight assists in just 13 games, leading the Bruins to an 8-4-1 mark and a No. 9 area ranking

» Three-year starter was a force all over the field, serving as her team's inserter on corners, rush/trail on corner defense, top stroker and setup player on attack

» Led Broadneck to wins over the eventual Class 4A (South River), 3A (Chesapeake-AA) and 2A (Glenelg) state champions, as well as a trio of defending state champs from 2016

» Has committed to play field hockey at Maryland

Paige Reese

Glenelg, midfielder, senior

» Almost always the best player on the field, Reese dominated the midfield in leading the Gladiators to the Class 2A state title

» Helped Glenelg outscore opponents 9-1 in the playoffs, including a 1-0 win over three-time defending state champion Hereford in the final

» Finished with three goals and an assist, and was both the team's corner hitter and defender on corners

» A starter on varsity since her freshman year, Reese will continue her field hockey career next season at Towson

Mallory Sellars

Severna Park, defender, senior

» The center defender of a Falcons team that allowed one goal or fewer in 15 of its 16 games, while giving up just four shots per game

» Used her standout speed and communication skills to consistently shut down the opposition's top scoring threats

» Rarely came off the field during her three years on the varsity, providing a big presence in the middle of the defense

» Will continue her field hockey career next fall at Villanova

SECOND TEAM

Sam Aljets, C. Milton Wright, forward, junior

Ashleigh Bathras, Old Mill, goalie, senior

Georgia Beachley, C. Milton Wright, midfielder, junior

Darcy Clement, South River, forward, junior

Leighton Eber, St. Paul's, midfielder, junior

Madison Fagan, Towson, midfielder, senior

Gaby Hamburger, River Hill, forward, senior

Sophia Hartman, Broadneck, defender, junior

Olivia Kenny, Notre Dame Prep, defender, junior

Veronica Maring, Westminster, midfielder, junior

Maddy O'Brien, Glenelg, defender, senior

Emma Schettig, McDonogh, midfielder, junior

Branin Ward, Liberty, midfielder, senior

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