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