PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Becky Henn, Delone Catholic: A repeat all-Division 3 selection, Henn led Delone to its best season in school history with a 13-5-1 record. Henn had 20 assists and six goals while playing any position her father, Division III Coach of the Year John Henn, needed her to fill.
Henn, who plays on the U.S. U-20 national team, is being recruited by Penn State, but not for field hockey. For rugby.
Henn's club team, the West Carroll (Md.) Marauders, has qualified for nationals in four of the last five years. Rugby's gain is field hockey's loss, said one rival coach.
"She is a very skilled player. A very, very good player," Bermudian Springs coach Neil Bixler said. "A lot of college coaches would love to have her for field hockey, but rugby is her thing."
Amber Starner, Biglerville: The versatile senior played all over the field for Sue Roberts' Canners, logging time on defense, in the midfield and at forward. She scored six goals and seven assists.
Rachel Asper, Biglerville: The junior scored 15 goals and added eight assists for the Canners, who advanced to the play-in round of the District 3 championships.
Amy Thoman, Bermudian Springs: A master at transitioning between offense and defense, the senior midfielder scored 12 goals and posted eight assists.
Rajchel Moore, Bermudian Springs: Moore was Division III's points leader. Her 20 assists were tops on the team. Her 18 goals were second only to freshman Mackenzie Farley, who was on the receiving end of most of Moore's passes.
Casara McCleaf, Delone Catholic: Delone coach John Henn calls his senior left-mid "the most coachable athlete" he has ever been around. He called her a team leader with only one gear -- full speed.
Tayler Schussler, Delone Catholic: Schussler is a strong, physical player with excellent offensive skills for a defensive player. The senior also is an outstanding rugby player, playing on the same club team as Becky Henn.
Kelly Quealy, Fairfield: A repeat selection, the senior also plays basketball and was a state qualifier in track two seasons ago. She is headed to Division I St. Francis (Pa.).
Lynne Eisenberg, Hanover: The Nighthawks senior was Ms. Versatility for coach Gail Anderson, able to play any position on the field. Eisenberg is a four-year starter and repeat all-Division III pick.
Trina Chavez, Littlestown: The senior center-midfielder controlled things for the Thunderbolts with her long free hits and her ability to carry the ball. She scored six goals and had team-high 11 assists.
Dawn Kraus, Littlestown: The linchpin of the Thunderbolts offense, Kraus posted 13 goals and 10 assists, despite often facing double teams. The senior did an outstanding job of carrying the ball upfield from her left wing spot.
Brooke Mullhausen, Littlestown: Thunderbolts coach Sara Lawyer said the reason her team stayed close in nearly all of its games was Mullhasen's play. A senior, Mullhausen is a "stellar defender," Lawyer said.
COACH OF THE YEAR
John Henn, Delone Catholic: In his fifth season, Henn has "really made (Delone's) program better," said Neil Bixler, who coaches the division champions at Bermudian Springs.
Like Bixler, Henn took over the program with little-to-no field hockey experience beyond watching his daughter, Player of the Year Becky Henn, play.
"He stepped up and said he would coach to keep their program alive," Bixler said. "Since then, he has really made their program better."
Bixler credits the success to Henn's rapport with his players.
"He is very enthusiastic. His players really like him," Bixler said. "Of course it doesn't hurt that he also has his daughter on his team."
Bermudian Springs: Mackenzie Farley, Elana Keller; Biglerville: Katie Camara; Delone Catholic: Tori Corbin, Megan McGregor, Holly Little; Littlestown: Kelsey Harteis.
-- Chris A. Courogen