Here is a look at the first team on The Inquirer's 2010 All-South Jersey field hockey team:
Cori Allen, Eastern, senior, forward. Voted offensive player of the year by the Field Hockey Club of South Jersey, Allen led the Vikings in scoring with 32 goals and had 33 assists. She has committed to the University of Iowa.
Megan DeMarco, St. Joseph, senior, forward. An overwhelming offensive force on the team and in South Jersey, DeMarco led the Wildcats and the area with 45 goals and finished as the school's most prolific scorer with 126 goals.
Lindsey Hatch, Washington Township, senior, forward. A Futures' Elite player and three-year starter, the Fairfield University-bound Hatch pumped in 32 goals to lead the Minutemaids in scoring.
Moira Penza, Bishop Eustace, senior, forward. The team's leading scorer with 22 goals, Penza helped lead the Crusaders to their first state title since 1982, when they shared the Parochial B crown with Phillipsburg Catholic.
Brynn Gitt, Rancocas Valley, senior, midfielder. Voted co-midfielder of the year by the FHCSJ, Gitt set the school's single-season and career scoring records with 29 and 74 goals, respectively.
Jenn Staab, Ocean City, senior, midfielder. The Red Raiders' playmaker, Staab demonstrated skill at distributing the ball, scoring, and helping out on defense. She accepted a full athletic scholarship to Rutgers.
Becky Stiles, Shawnee, senior, midfielder. Voted co-midfielder of the year by the FHCSJ, Stiles, who is headed to Michigan State, won the praise of opposing coaches for her ability to control the midfield.
Brittany Evangelisti, Eastern, senior, center back. Named defender of the year by the FHCSJ, University of Iowa-bound Evangelisti scored 24 goals and had seven assists mostly from her position on the penalty-corner unit.
Megan Johnston, Haddonfield, senior, center back. A three-year starter, Johnston continually demonstrated great footwork, speed, and the ability to get low in the defensive position. With the ball on her stick, she was able to control, distribute, or shoot it.
Ali Stever, Ocean City, junior, center back. Stever was extremely effective in clearing the ball from the scoring circle and distributing it to the center midfielder for a smooth transition to offense.
Alana Barry, Eastern, junior, goalkeeper. Voted goalie of the year by the FHCSJ, Barry has recorded 19 shutouts in each of the last two seasons. She has 58 career shutouts, which eclipsed the old school record of 46 set by Mary Lou Winstel in 1990.
All-South Jersey Field Hockey
Player School Class Position
Cori Allen Eastern Sr. Forward
Megan DeMarco St. Joseph Sr. Forward
Lindsey Hatch Washington Twp. Sr. Forward
Moira Penza Bishop Eustace Sr. Forward
Brynn Gitt Rancocas Valley Sr. Midfield
Jenn Staab Ocean City Sr. Midfield
Becky Stiles Shawnee Sr. Midfield
Brittany Evangelisti Eastern Sr. Defender
Megan Johnston Haddonfield Sr. Defender
Ali Stever Ocean City Jr. Defender
Alana Barry Eastern Jr. Keeper
Player School Class Position
Courtney Branco Clearview Sr. Forward
Liz Cruz Ocean City Jr. Forward
Jamie Robinson West Deptford Sr. Forward
Alexis Smith Florence Soph. Forward
Megan Anstotz Audubon Jr. Midfield
Carly Celkos Eastern Soph. Midfield
Emily Poole Kingsway Sr. Midfield
Marisa Cutry Shawnee Soph. Defender
Amy Kinkler West Deptford Sr. Defender
Laura Malinosky Rancocas Valley Sr. Defender
Alex Pecora Bishop Eustace Soph. Keeper
- Bill Iezzi