Lady Cavs place four on All State teams

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Capping Lakeland’s first ever trip to the VHSL (Virginia High School League) Group AAA State Field Hockey Tournament, and a 20-3 overall record, four Lady Cavaliers were voted to the Group AAA All State Team.

Lakeland senior Morgan McCaw, who’s accepted a scholarship offer to play field hockey for Longwood next year, was one of the top four defenders in the state. Nansemond River senior Stephanie Tarafas was the second-team goalkeeper. Tarafas has committed to a scholarship from James Madison.

2009 VHSL Group AAA All State Field Hockey Team

(All first-team players and Suffolk players on second team and honorable mention)

Forwards

First team: Megan Wears – South County, Kelsey Rosenmeier – Cox, Kendell Combs – Lakeland, Cara Witte – Cox

Midfielders

First team: Shelly Montgomery – W.T. Woodson, Heather Hartman – Mountain View, Taylor Rhea – Cox, Kelsey Smither – Lakeland, Meredith Corner – Cox, Cassie Turnage – Maggie Walker

Defense

First team: Stephanie Demasi – Cox, Morgan McCaw – Lakeland, Alayna Versage – Cox, Shelby Milligan – Mountain View

Second team: Alyssa Chirico – Lakeland

Goalies

First team: Liz Beckner – Cox

Second team: Stephanie Tarafas – Nansemond River

Coach of the Year: Julie Swain – Cox

Player of the Year: Taylor Rhea – Cox