* INTRODUCTION: A great decade for field hockey player development has been overlooked in the women's sports revolution

* PLAYER OF THE DECADE: Cindy Werley of Emmaus (Pa.) made her team better in more ways than one

* TEAM OF THE DECADE: A heavy Team USA influence

* GAME OF THE DECADE: Allentown (N.J.) and North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) left it all on the field in 1997