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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Player of the Year

G Mark White, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes

Led the Saints to a berth in the Interstate Athletic Conference final and finished with a save percentage of .720, notching 197 saves and yielding 79 goals. Will play at Maryland.

Coach of the Year

Andy Taibl, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes

Taibl started with this senior class of 15 Saints, preaching that if it worked hard enough, it could beat Georgetown Prep and Landon. The Saints reached the IAC final and won the Virginia Independent Schools title.

First Team

G Ross Fernandez, W.T. Woodson, Sr.

A converted attackman, Fernandez has superb reflexes and has saved 63 percent of the shots he has seen. Allowed an average of 6.1 goals per game and led the team in groundballs.

D Justin Hurley, Langley, Sr.

A three-year varsity starter who is 6 feet 3, 215 pounds, Hurley had 64 groundballs, 24 takeaways, 1 goal and 1 assist this season.

D Matt Kawamoto, West Springfield, Sr.

Regarded as one of the state's top players, he had 85 groundballs, 5 goals and 2 assists in 13 games. Will play for Ohio State.

D Michael White, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.

Was the primary defender on a defense that allowed just four goals per game. He had 28 groundballs, 2 goals and 1 assist. Will play for Maryland.

MF Andrew Connor, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.

Had 28 goals and four assists and took faceoffs. Took a star turn in the IAC final, when he nearly led the Saints to the tournament title. Will play for Middlebury.

MF Tyler Zinck, Robinson, Sr.

A steady force in the middle for the Rams, scoring 38 goals and adding 15 assists. Will play at Stony Brook.

A Peter Gudmundsen, Jefferson, Sr.

Gudmundsen scored 54 goals to go with 28 assists. Also had 56 groundballs.

A Matt Kugler, Robinson, Sr.

The most dominant offensive player in Northern Virginia, he had 43 goals and 48 assists after setting a preseason objective of notching more assists than goals. Will play for the Loomis Chaffee School before heading to Virginia.

A Tommy Murray, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.

His advanced stick skills made him the focal point of the Saints' offense. He had 26 goals and 29 assists. Will play for Williams.

A Teddy Seifert, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.

A four-year starter, Seifert broke the Saints' career scoring record with 36 goals and 23 assists this season. Will play for Colgate.

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