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Prince Lapnet and Yoni Berhanu

Player of the Year / Coach of the Year

Gracia/Waller

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ryan Gracia
Wootton » Sr.
Gracia, a U-17 U.S. national midfielder, scored 10 goals and added eight assists despite often being marked by two defenders. He was voted Montgomery County’s player of the year by coaches. Will play for George Mason.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Scott Waller
Gonzaga
In his third year as varsity coach, Waller led an injury-plagued Eagles team to its second straight WCAC championship without a true star.


First Team

[Soccer]

F Yoni Berhanu F Prince Lapnet F Alex Lee F John Stertzer
Sidwell Friends » Sr. Carroll » Sr. Magruder » Sr. Flint Hill » Jr.
Berhanu’s smooth footwork paced the Quakers’ attack with 40 goals and 19 assists. He was part of three MAC championship teams during his career. A physical and fast presence for the Lions, Lapnet’s 30 goals and 10 assists in the tough WCAC didn’t come easy as he often was double- or triple-teamed. Known for his blazing speed and constant chatter, Lee set the Colonels’ single-season scoring record with 21 goals. Will play for Maryland. Considered one of the area’s best finishers, Stertzer had 43 goals and 19 assists to lead the Huskies to the regular season MAC championship.


[Soccer]

MF Darnell Edwards MF Michael Lansing MF Michael Rose D Colin Haggerty
DeMatha » Sr. Magruder » Sr. Severna Park » Sr. Churchill » Sr.
Coach Dafydd Evans said Edwards was the most influential player during the Stags’ 86-game unbeaten streak. He led team to the WCAC title game with seven goals. Was the most valuable player of the Colonels’ undefeated Maryland 4A champion team, according to Coach Steve Pfeil. Lansing notched 16 goals and 19 assists. Incredibly quick with the ball, Rose led the Falcons to the Anne Arundel County championship and the Maryland 4A semifinals with 16 goals. Will play for Notre Dame. Considered by coaches to be the area’s top defender, Haggerty anchored a defense that allowed just more than one goal per game.


[Soccer]

D Howard Turk D Rodrigo Zuleta G Dan Gressang
Flint Hill » Sr. Whitman » Sr. Bishop McNamara » Sr.
The former U-17 U.S. national player was a steady force on the back line and a scoring threat when he was moved to forward, scoring 15 goals. Will play for Virginia. A superb defender with a knack for attacking from the back line. A four-year starter on the varsity, he scored five goals and had six assists. A four-year letterman, Gressang was crucial to the Mustangs’ success in the WCAC, averaging more than eight saves over the past two seasons while posting four shutouts.


Second Team

GK Pat Hudson River Hill, Sr.
F Chris Hengni DeMatha, Jr.
F Dylan Redderson Broadneck, Sr.
F Draymond Washington Magruder, Sr.
F Garvey Young Georgetown Prep, Sr.
M Foday Kamara Bladensburg, Sr.
M Justin Lee Magruder, Sr.
M Jake Pace River Hill, Jr.
M Shadow Sebele Episcopal, Jr.
M Ethan White Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Jr.
D Jesse Sokolow O’Connell, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Goalkeepers: Christopher Bresnahan, Gonzaga, Sr.; Nicholas Guy, Leonardtown, Sr.; Brian Heffner, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Sam Kernan-Schloss, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Guy Logan, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Stefan Omelchenko, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Collin Thorp, St. John’s, Sr.
Midfielders: Corey Childs, Broadneck, Sr.; Brendan Klebanoff, St. Albans, Sr.; Vanya Klein, Wilson, Sr.; Pete Mehlert, Gonzaga, Sr.; Osmin Mejia, Bell, Soph.; Austin Phillips, St. John’s, Sr.; JJ Raley, St. Mary’s Ryken, Sr.; Moussa Sy, Bladensburg, Sr.; Paul Torres, Whitman, Sr.; Neil Vranis, Churchill, Sr.
Defenders: Ifiok Akpandak, Magruder, Jr.; Stefone Coburn, Carroll, Jr.; Brian Dallaire, Leonardtown, Sr.; Mark Fales, Poolesville, Sr.; Isiaka Kamara, Bladensburg, Sr.; Will Ruppe, Landon, Sr.; Noah Weaver, Calverton School, Sr.
Forwards: Sean Bunoski, Severna Park, Sr.; Kevin Dansky, Churchill, Sr.; Ben Hanson, Watkins Mills, Sr.; Chris Jumalon, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Given Kalipinde, Episcopal, Jr.; Cory Marcon, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Chris Perez, Gonzaga, Jr.; Chris Ponton, Northern, Sr.; Lucas Szabo, Walter Johnson, Sr.; David Williams, Bethesda Chevy-Chase, Sr.; Richard Virgin, Calvert, Sr.

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