This is the Baltimore Suns’ all-metro women’s hockey team for the 2022 season.
Madison Beal, St. Paul, senior, guard
The timeless adage that defense wins a championship couldn’t have been more fitting for Sao Paulo this season, which has averaged 7.6 goals per game in 17 wins and has forced opponents into prolonged scoring droughts time and time again.
Led by their Duke All-American team, who usually mark the opposition’s biggest offensive threat, the Gators won their second straight Maryland Intercollegiate Athletics A-Conference Championship and finished in the top 15 polls for the Baltimore Suns. Ranked number one in the survey, the country.
The Beal’s game is crucial, especially with Sao Paulo (17-1) suffering a spate of injuries at the end of the season that could derail its playoff hopes.
First, the Gators lost two defensive starters — Olivia Rose (torn ACL) and Kira Ballis (shoulder) in a win over McDonough. Then Rose’s replacement, junior Grace Schlossberg, suffered her own ACL tear in the next game against Roland Parker.
The defense was chaotic, especially in a 20-7 loss to Glenelg National, where Dragons star Jaclyn Marszal had 8 goals against a unit that included Bill and three freshmen and 6 assists set the Gators on fire.
But it didn’t take long for Bill and company to get back on their feet. After a few days of practice, the senior led a team that had both Notre Dame Prep and McDonough in a playoff victory to single-digit goals. Then, in a rematch with Glenelg National for the IAAM title, the four-year starter – who mostly patrolled the midfield for her Sky Walkers club team – played her most dominant game yet , against Marszal and giving her a 15-7 win.
“In my opinion, Madison Beal is one of the best athletes of all time [St. Paul’s],” said coach Mary Gagnon. “All year, we need Madison to be at his best. Especially when Olivia went down and all the weight of Madison fell on Madison, and she did. Without Madison, we wouldn’t have won the IAAM Championship and won’t be the No. 1 team. “
Beal will play in the Under Armour All-American Hockey game at Johns Hopkins next month, finishing the season with 25 tie-controls, five goals and 10 takeaways.
Becky Groves, Century
One of the greatest athletes in Carroll County history led her team to one of the greatest seasons in the history of the region.
Groves’ team finished 19-0, beating seven teams that were then ranked 2A state champions in the Baltimore Suns’ top 15 voting.
Along the way, Knight No. 3 defeated Class 1A state champion Liberty (twice), 4A champion Broadneck, Howard County champion Glenelg, Harford County champion C. Milton Wright, and in the state finals Baltimore County champion Hereford. They finished the season 12th nationally at Inside Lacrosse and 15th at USA Lacrosse.
It marked Groves’ fourth state title, having gone 144-32 in her 12 seasons at the helm.
On the pitch, Groves – then known as Becky Trumbeau – was a two-time Carroll County Player of the Year and Liberty’s first-team All-Metro midfielder, starting in 2002 with the The 379 points ended her career as the leading scorer in county history. She then went on to become one of Towson’s top players.
Maisy Clevenger, Marriotts Ridge, Junior, Midfielder
Maryland finished with 64 goals, 8 assists and 54 tie-controls and was instrumental on both ends of the field in leading the Broncos to a AAA state championship.
Lexi Dupcak, Broadneck, Junior, Midfielder
The Maryland Promise set a single-season school record with 145 tie-controls. She finished with 62 goals and 18 assists as the Bruins comfortably clinched the 4A state championship.
Corey Edmondson, McDonough, senior, midfielder
The midfielder, who traveled to Maryland, did it all for the Eagles. She had 80 goals and 10 assists on offense, along with 10 turnovers and 77 draw controls.
Alyssa Gore-Chung, Severna Park, Sophomore, Attacker
Although only a sophomore, Gore-Chong leads the No. 8 Falcons in most categories, including goals (48), points scored (64), tie control (84) and ground balls (35). She also tied the team for the lead with 22 turnovers.
Anna Hackett, Century, Senior, Midfielder
Elon’s midfielder was running and scrapping all over the court for the 2A state championship. She scored 75 goals and 7 assists, along with 53 touchdowns and 97 draw controls.
Hannah Johnson, Bryn Moore, senior, midfielder
The all-round centre-back has scored 52 goals and 109 draw controls in every minute of every match, leading Mawrtian to a 14-5 record and a No. 9 regional finish. She will continue her career at Johns Hopkins University.
emma kennedy, gleneerg, senior, attacker
A four-year varsity start with 67 goals and 23 assists, the Gladiators finished 15-1 in the 4th Division standings. She will continue her career in the Navy.
Ella Killian, Broadneck, senior, guard
The UMBC-bound guard is the heart and soul of the 4A state championship-winning Bears. Time and time again, she flagged and shut down her opponent’s biggest offensive threat, finishing with 22 turnovers.
Caroline Little, Century, Senior, Midfielder
The Virginia Tech senior is the leader on both ends of the field for the undefeated 2A state championship. She finished with 55 goals, 34 assists, 73 draw controls and 56 touchdowns.
Jaclyn Marszal, Glenelg Country, Senior, Attacker
In a 20-7 regular-season win over top-ranked Sao Paulo, the Notre Dame signer put on a memorable performance, scoring eight goals and providing six assists. She has 54 goals and 67 assists for the IAAM A Conference finalist.
Natalie Shurtleff, Sao Paulo, Junior, Midfielder
The midfielder finished with 62 goals and 20 assists, including five in her side’s Clemson’s Elementary also had 54 tie-controls.
Jocelyn Torres, Glenelg, Senior, Goalkeeper
The four-year varsity starter, who went to Virginia Tech, is a defensive leader, holding opponents to five or fewer goals 11 times. She made 75 saves.
Maggie Weisman, Glenelg Country, Senior, Attacker
The Maryland offense had 56 goals and nine assists, five times with at least five. She also completed 72 draw controls for the IAAM A Conference finalists.
Finley Barger, Notre Dame Prep, Senior, Midfielder
Caroline Godine, McDonough, Senior, Attacker
Lauren Hackett, Century, Senior, Attacker
Frannie Hahn, University of Sao Paulo, Junior, Attacker
Stephanie Marszal, Glenelg Country, Senior, Goalkeeper
Mary Moore, Broadneck, Junior, Midfielder
Neve O’Ferrall, Glenelg Country, Senior, Defender
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Emma Penchek, Manchester Valley, freshman, midfielder
Jordan Peterson, Hereford, senior, midfielder
Bella Saviano, Archbishop Spalding, Senior, Midfielder
Sydney Smith, McDonough, senior, guard
Kendall Steele, St. Paul, senior, midfielder
JJ Suriano, Bryn Mawr, Junior, Goalkeeper
Val Thompson, Liberty, Senior, Attacker