Boys' Soccer

Front (left to right): Kevin Gnatiko, Watkins Mill; Joel Senior, Carroll; Michael Rollings, Sherwood; Kwame Darko, Bethesda-Chevy Chase; Antonio Almario, River Hill; Scott DeFrances, Atholton. Back: Jordan Graye, DeMatha; A.J. DeLagarza, Lackey; Matt Wood, Georgetown Prep; Coach Hector Morales Jr., Sherwood; Michael Vallie, Good Counsel; Andrew Engel, Old Mill; Andrew Quinn, DeMatha. (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

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

Player of the Year

F Michael Rollings, Sherwood, Sr.
Dominant offensive force scored 22 goals and had eight assists to lead the Warriors to the Maryland 4A championship. Had a goal in each of the Warriors' six playoff games, including the game-winner against Wootton in overtime of the Maryland 4A West Region semifinals. Four-year starter finished his career with 51 goals and 22 assists.

Coach of the Year

Hector Morales Jr., Sherwood
Led the Warriors to a 16-3-1 record and the Maryland 4A championship. It was Sherwood's first boys' soccer state title since 1988, when Morales was a freshman at the school. Sherwood finished the season with six consecutive victories, including a 2-0 victory over Churchill in the 4A West Region final, which avenged a regular season loss. Morales is 54-12-3 in four years as Sherwood's head coach.

First Team

GK Andrew Quinn, DeMatha, Sr.
At his best in the biggest games, Quinn used his size (6 feet 3, 210 pounds) and quickness to help lead the Stags to back-to-back Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships and The Post's No. 1 ranking. Quinn, who has committed to Notre Dame, had 30 shutouts in three years.

D Antonio Almario, River Hill, Sr.
Sweeper coordinated a dominating defense that allowed 10 goals and had nine shutouts in 17 games. The Hawks won their third consecutive Maryland 3A title.

D Kwame Darko, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.
Directed a unit that allowed seven goals and had nine shutouts in 16 games. Barons did not allow more than one goal in any game, and they won the Maryland 3A West Region championship. Committed to Maryland.

D Scott DeFrances, Atholton, Sr.
Sweeper figured heavily into the offense, scoring six goals and five assists to lead his team to the 2A title-the second state championship in school history. Finished his career with 18 goals and 15 assists.

D Michael Vallie, Good Counsel, Sr.
Tall, swift center back helped generate offense and scored three goals. Falcons Coach Tarik Makour says he is "so gifted he can play anywhere on the field." Has committed to Maryland.

MF Andrew Engel, Old Mill, Jr.
All-state center midfielder controlled the tempo for the Maryland 4A finalist Patriots. The dynamic player balanced offense (eight goals, five assists) with aggressive effort on defense to help the Patriots concede less than a goal a game.

MF Jordan Graye, DeMatha, Sr.
Versatile enough to play defense, midfield and striker, Graye's technical ability and strength often overwhelmed opponents. A team captain, Graye had eight goals and seven assists this season for the two-time WCAC champion. Will play for North Carolina.

MF Joel Senior, Carroll, Jr.
In his second year at Carroll after moving from Jamaica, Senior earned WCAC player of the year honors. Tireless, fearless and highly skilled, he had a hand in more than half of the Lions' 46 goals this season.

MF Matt Wood, Georgetown Prep, Sr.
Repeat All-Met led the Little Hoyas to their second straight IAC title. A sturdy defensive presence and reliable playmaker, he had 11 goals and seven assists, playing a role in nearly half of Prep's 41 goals.

F A.J. DeLaGarza, Lackey, Sr.
Two-time all-state, all-South, and all-American selection was a forward, midfielder and defender for the Chargers this season, finishing with nine goals and 12 assists. Will play for Maryland.

F Kevin Gnatiko, Watkins Mill, Sr.
Four-year starter scored 22 goals-half the total output of his team-and had four assists to lead the Wolverines to an 11-3-1 record and the Montgomery 4A East Division title.

Second Team
GK Will Marchica, Paint Branch, Sr.
D Rob Franciscovich, Thomas Johnson, Sr.
D Meir Lewin, Walter Johnson, Sr.
D Matt Stara, River Hill, Jr.
MF Paul Coyle, Georgetown Prep, Sr.
MF Allie Levey, Sidwell Friends, Sr.
MF Eric Shadoff, Mount Hebron, Sr.
MF Ryan Studner, Churchill, Sr.
F Jimmy Carroll, Gonzaga, Sr.
F Sam Empson, St. Albans, Sr.
F Christopher Flynn, Bowie, Sr.
F Anthony Webley, Wilson, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers: Austin McAfee, Atholton, Sr.; Freddy Merkel, Magruder, Jr.; Brian Sparrow, Severn, Sr.; Andy Wilhelm, Centennial, Sr.

Defenders: Fro Adu, Georgetown Prep, Soph.; Ryan Baker, St. John's, Sr.; Andrew Bannada, Bullis, Jr.; Joshua Barnaby, Carroll, Sr.; Stephen Basso, Hammond, Sr.; Mark Eisinger, Magruder, Jr.; Ryan Frick, O'Connell, Sr.; Adam Gracia, Wootton, Sr.; Juele Lawrence, Wilson, Sr.; P.J. Lynch, DeMatha, Sr.; Tim McMullen, Old Mill, Sr.; Tim Smith, Leonardtown, Sr.; Craig Tupper, Bowie, Sr.; Peter Young, Sherwood, Sr.

Midfielders: Kyle Albrecht, DeMatha, Jr.; Zach Butcher, Northern, Sr.; Robbie Carper, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Carlos Carranza, Bell Multicultural, Jr.; Tim Fauquier, Churchill, Sr.; Chris Fraczkowski, Mount Hebron, Jr.; Jeffers Frazier, Calvert, Sr.; Phillip Grossmiller, Bowie, Jr.; Gift Maworere, Episcopal, Jr.; Shane Malamphy, Patuxent, Sr.; Neill Ouska, Bullis, Jr.; Tarik Pierce, Georgetown Day, Sr.; Dana Scobey, Notre Dame, Sr.; Donzell Tate, St. John's, Sr.; Rodney Wallace, Bullis, Jr.; Taylor Young, Severna Park, Jr.

Forwards: Edwin Bonilla, Bell Multicultural, Jr.; Brian Brady, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Theo Byrd, River Hill, Sr.; Eric Finney, River Hill, Sr.; Everado Flores, Rockville, Sr.; Jose Garas, Bladensburg, Jr.; Jimmy Guntle, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Cordell Hodnett, Gwynn Park, Jr.; Konrad Hutt, Westlake, Jr.; Winston Jackson, Atholton, Sr.; Douglas Kaufman, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Danny McLaughlin, Gonzaga, Sr.; Mike Mitchell, Northern, Sr.; Pierre Pont, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; David Ramirez, High Point, Jr.; Jake Samperton, Landon, Sr.; Jeremy Smith, River Hill, Sr.; Justin Smith, Bishop Ireton, Sr.; Justin Turco, Spalding, Sr.

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