Lady Cavs claim many district honors

Published 6:27 pm Saturday, October 30, 2010

To go with the Southeastern District regular season and tournament championships, Lakeland’s field hockey team earned numerous individual honors for the district season last week.

At the top of the list, senior midfielder Kelsey Smither earned the Southeastern District Player of the Year award for the third straight season. Smither has committed to a scholarship with Old Dominion, where her older sister Katelyn was a standout for four years.

Lakeland head coach Tara Worley is the Southeastern District Coach of the Year. Worley’s coached the Lady Cavs to 11 straight season titles in the district and 10 straight SED Tournament titles.

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Thirteen Lakeland players made one of the all-district teams. Every player on the first team hails from Lakeland, Western Branch or Hickory.

2010 All-Southeastern District Field Hockey

First Team

Megan Johnson                        Lakeland, defender

Kristen Vick                        Lakeland, defender

Amanda Darrow            Western Branch, defender

Kelly Corrigan                        Hickory, defender

Elizabeth Steiner            Western Branch, defender

Kelsey Smither                        Lakeland, midfielder

Taylor Young                        Lakeland, midfielder

Ashton Cox                        Western Branch, midfielder

Saskia Van Run                        Western Branch, midfielder

Sarah Bieszczad                        Hickory, midfielder

Jennifer Hedrick            Lakeland, forward

Kendell Combs                        Lakeland, forward

Alex Darrow                        Western Branch, forward

Jessica Diaz                        Western Branch, forward

Payton Ormsby                        Hickory, forward

Megan Hept                        Hickory, goalie

Second Team (Suffolk schools only)

Loren Daubenspeck            Nansemond River, defender

Kiara Anthony                        King’s Fork, defender

Olivia Graham                        Lakeland, defender

Alexis Albright                        Lakeland, midfielder

Shelbi Holloman            Nansemond River, midfielder

Mary Gover                        Nansemond River, midfielder

Perri Holloman                        Nansemond River, forward

Jessica Adams                        Nansemond River, forward

Brittany Milteer                        Lakeland, forward

Summer Parker                        Lakeland, forward

Marissa Betkowski            Lakeland, goalie

Honorable Mention (Suffolk schools only)

Jennifer Humphrey            King’s Fork, forward

Kristin Moore                        King’s Fork, goalie

Jamee Albright                        Lakeland, midfielder

Jillian Bates                        Lakeland, forward

Lindsey Hunter                        Nansemond River, goalie

Erica Dover                        Nansemond River, forward