Charlotte Latin seniors Camille Kane and Isabelle Sumichrast are the 2016 Charlotte Observer field hockey athletes of the year.
For the last four years, the two close friends have been part of a nine-person senior class that’s helped Latin amass a 59-11-1 record.
This year, Kane and Sumichrast led Charlotte Latin to unbeaten season (16-0-1), capping their careers with their second straight NCISAA state championship.
Kane, a University of Virginia commit, scored 27 goals and had 10 assists this season. Sumichrast, a Syracuse University commit, directed a Latin offense that scored 74 goals this season, adding four goals and three assists of her own.
Both Kane and Sumichrast were three-time all-state picks, and tied for the most votes at the all-state coaches’ meeting this season.
▪ Myers Park’s Erica Adcock, the Charlotte Observer coach of the year, led the Mustangs to their first NCFHA (North Carolina Field Hockey Association) state championship. Myers Park (18-1) beat Chapel Hill 5-0 in the final game, becoming the first Charlotte-area team to win the NCFHA title.
2016 Charlotte Observer Field Hockey team
Camille Kane, Charlotte Latin, Sr.: University of Virginia signee and three-time NCISAA all-state pick led Hawks with 27 goals; also had 10 assists.
Megan Frost, Myers Park, So.: All-state midfielder is rewriting the Myers Park record books with 33 goals, 21 assists; one of 35 finalists competing for 24 spots on U17 U.S. National field hockey team in Lancaster, PA, Dec. 26-31.
Hannah Burlingame, Charlotte Latin, Sr.: Latin standout one of the top playmakers in the state with a team-best 17 assists and nine goals.
Madeline Williams, Myers Park, Jr.: Myers Park’s offensive MVP; first-team all-conference pick had 12 goals, four assists.
Blair Boyles, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.: Bucs’ all-conference standout with eight goals this season.
Claire Kloiber, Charlotte Catholic, Jr.: All-state forward led Catholic attack with 11 goals, nine assists.
Brooke Whipkey, Ardrey Kell, Sr.: Quinnipiac University signee was NCFHA all-state pick; three-year, Knights’ captain is one of the most versatile players in the state on both offense and defense, had three goals, two assists.
Lawson Park, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.: All-state midfield/forward a major factor for Bucs’ offense/defense, also chipped in two goals, two assists.
Isabelle Sumichrast, Charlotte Latin, Sr.: Syracuse commit and three-time all-state controls the Hawks’ midfield, also had four goals, three assists.
Cecilia Monnin, Charlotte Latin, Jr..: Two-time all-state pick and Dartmouth College commit had five goals, three assists.
Abby Scully, Providence Day, Sr.: Denison University commit is two-time, all-state midfielder who was a major player in the middle for Chargers with nine goals, eight assists.
Grayson Buben, Providence Day, Jr.: Two-time, all-state performer in talented Providence Day middle had six goals, nine assists.
Emma Goldean, Providence Day, Jr.: All-state midfielder led Chargers with 10 assists, also had seven assists.
Lily Whitman, Charlotte Country Day, Jr.: Harvard commit and all-state pick was a versatile player leading the team with 66 takeaways, while also scoring six goals, dishing out seven assists.
Myah Pease, Charlotte Latin, So.: All-state defensive stopper "got the defensive assignments no one wanted," (according to Coach Deb Savino), also had five assists.
Molly Firr, Charlotte Catholic, So.: Cougars’ standout defensive midfielder also an all-state pick.
Chloe Appleby, Providence Day, Jr.: All-state defender also a playmaker for Charger offense with seven goals, four assists.
Demi Kleitches, Charlotte Country Day, Sr.: Bucs’ defensive MVP the last two seasons led team with 78 intercepts, 113 defensive stops, also scored three goals.
Avery Seyward, Ardrey Kell, Jr.: NCFHA West conference defensive player of the year and all-state pick led Knights’ defense; a Division I field hockey recruit, according to Ardrey Kell coach, Jenell Davis.
Sutton Orndoff, Charlotte Latin, So.: All-state defender a big part of a stingy, Hawks’ defense that allowed only seven goals in 17 games this season.
Megan Barry, Marvin Ridge, So.: Maverick standout one of the area’s best defenders, according to multiple coaches.
Corbett Foster, Charlotte Latin, Sr.: Two-time, all-state goalkeeper had 11 shutouts in 17 games, saving 91 percent of the shots on goals, with 69 saves this season.