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All-Met All-Mets
Front row (left to right): Jarron Brooks (Carroll), Brian Chun (River Hill), David Adams (River Hill), Ryan Russell (Westlake), Coach Brent Mascott (Walter Johnson). Back: Melvin Leon (High Point), Nate Goldsberry (Walter Johnson), Tim Carrier (Old Mill), Marcus Price (Bell), Curt Anderson (Whitman), Matt Wood (Georgetown Prep), Keith Vereb (DeMatha). Not pictured: Saah Johnson (Oakland Mills). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

First Team |  Player of the Year |  Coach of the Year
Second Team |  Honorable Mention
Final Rankings

Player of the Year
D Keith Vereb, DeMatha, Sr.
The Maryland recruit captained the Stags to their first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title since 1999. Vereb scored DeMatha's only goal in the conference final, and helped clinch the victory over rival Gonzaga with a clutch penalty kick. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound defender finished the season with nine goals and directed the Stags to 10 shutouts.

Coach of the Year
Brent Mascott, Walter Johnson
In his second season as coach of the Wildcats, Mascott directed an injury-riddled and inexperienced team through an improbable postseason run. Walter Johnson won the always-competitive Maryland 4A West Region, eliminating perennial powers Churchill (then ranked No. 10 by The Post) and Whitman (then ranked No. 1). The Wildcats' season ended with a 3-0 loss to eventual champion Kenwood of Baltimore County in the Maryland 4A semifinals.

First Team
K Tim Carrier, Old Mill, Sr.
Two-year starter made 185 saves, had four shutouts and allowed 18 goals in 20 games to lead the fifth-ranked Patriots (15-4-1) to the Maryland 4A final.

D Jarron Brooks, Carroll, Sr.
Named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference player of the year, Brooks was the driving force behind the Lions' stellar defense. Caroll shut out nine opponents in 16 games. Brooks also scored a team-high eight goals.

D Matt Wood, Georgetown Prep, Jr.
Stopper was a force on both ends of the field. Wood scored five goals and assisted on eight, and orchestrated a defense that allowed 14 goals in 16 games. Helped lead his team to the Interstate Athletic Conference title.

MF David Adams, River Hill, Sr.
Team captain was one of the area's best passers, with a Howard County-high 16 assists. Also scored three goals. River Hill, which shared the Maryland 3A title with Towson, was 32-3-2 in Adams's two years in the starting lineup.

MF Curt Anderson, Whitman, Sr.
Consummate team captain scored 12 goals and added nine assists to lead ninth-ranked Whitman (12-2) to its best regular season in Coach Dave Greene's nine seasons. Anderson scored 19 goals and had 15 assists in two years as a varsity starter.

MF Brian Chun, River Hill, Sr.
Team captain and four-year varsity player was a catalyst of the Hawks' attack, tallying seven goals and seven assists to lead top-ranked River Hill to a share of the Maryland 3A title. It was the school's fifth state title in the past seven years.

MF Nate Goldsberry, Walter Johnson, Sr.
Outstanding playmaker had 10 goals and seven assists and came through when it mattered most. He scored five game-winning goals, including the decisive goal in his team's victory over then-top-ranked Whitman in the 4A West semifinals.

MF Ryan Russell, Westlake, Sr.
Often fought off double- and triple-teams to score 27 goals and added 14 assists to lead the Wolverines (14-3-1) to their first Maryland 3A tournament appearance. Russell holds Westlake career records for goals (40) and assists (36).

F Saah Johnson, Oakland Mills, Sr.
Explosive forward had a Howard County-high 21 goals as well as seven assists, and scored in 13 of the Scorpions' 15 games. Johnson had five multiple-goal games, and scored the only goal in four 1-0 victories for Oakland Mills.

F Melvin Leon, High Point, Sr.
Driving force behind the Eagles' attack had 13 goals and 12 assists as High Point (15-2-1) won its second consecutive Maryland 4A South Region title. Leon has scored 39 goals the past two seasons.

F Marcus Price, Bell, Sr.
Relentless striker scored a team-high 22 goals and added 12 assists to lead the Griffins to their second D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title in the past four years. Scored five of his team's seven goals in the DCIAA final.

Second Team
GK Dan Rogers, Oakland Mills, Sr.
GK Brandt Youmans, Damascus, Sr.
D Meir Lewin, Walter Johnson, Jr.
D Joe McDonald, Gonzaga, Sr.
D Hector Porras, Magruder, Sr.
MF Greg McKay, Sherwood, Sr.
MF Michael Rollings, Sherwood, Jr.
MF Jimmy Zabel, Mount Hebron, Sr.
F Sean Ajifowobaje, Glen Burnie, Sr.
F A.J. Delagarza, Lackey, Jr.
F Jarrod Evans, Whitman, Sr.
F Jeremy Smith, River Hill, Jr.

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers: Jarrett Gandy, Westlake, Sr.; Elysee Gladimir, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Matt Moss, River Hill, Soph.; Chris Nemeh, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Andrew Quinn, DeMatha, Jr.; Jacob Rozran, Patuxent; Sr.; Josh Weiderman, Einstein, Sr.

Defenders: Antonio Almario, River Hill, Jr.; Andrew Appelbaum, Old Mill, Sr.; John Boyd, Northern, Sr.; Scott DeFrances, Atholton, Jr.; Grant Driessen, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Brad Garcia, Watkins Mill, Sr.; Darryl Gonzalez, Springbrook, Sr.; Shohei Kawaski, Churchill, Soph.; Saad Khan, Westlake, Sr.; Boone Prentice, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Kendell Quahsie, High Point, Sr.; Marcus Wiles, Severna Park, Sr.

Midfielders: Matt Abadi, Northwest, Sr.; Theo Byrd, River Hill, Jr.; Robbie Carper, Mount Hebron, Jr.; Paul Coyle, Georgetown Prep, Jr.; Andrew Drucker, Wootton, Sr.; Andrew Eden, Sandy Spring Friends, Sr.; Jeffers Frazier, Calvert, Jr.; Max Greissbach, Whitman, Sr.; Ever Lemus, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Bobby Malek, Bullis, Sr.; Kevin Noble, DeMatha, Soph.; Danny Poe, Leonardtown, Sr.; Arif Sisman, Churchill, Sr.; Warren Rizzi, St. Andrew's, Sr.; C.J. Twombley, Northeast, Sr.; Steve Wallace, St. Andrew's, Sr.; Eric Whisman, Glen Burnie, Sr.

Forwards: Jon Blackwell, Highland, Sr.; Rocky Bowers, Covenant Life, Sr.; Justin Colbert, DeMatha, Jr.; Louis Collins, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Alex Douyon, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Chris Flynn, Bowie, Sr.; Scott Frumkin, Sherwood, Sr.; Kevin Gnitko, Watkins Mill, Jr.; Lars Hill, Glenelg, Sr.; Cyrus Kharas, Georgetown Day, Sr.; Emmanuel Kofi, Bladensburg, Sr.; Mike O'Donnell, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Xavier Rock, Georgetown Prep, Jr.; Jason Roth, Magruder, Sr.; Justin Turco, Spalding, Jr.; Dan Zevnik, St. Albans, Sr.

Note: Public school soccer teams in Virginia play during the spring.

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