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All-Mets All-Mets
The All-Met boys soccer team assembles in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Front row, left to right: James Ketevong (T.C. Williams), Mirza Kurspahic (McLean), Andreas Nydal (Langley), Zane Hill (Woodbridge), Brian Carroll (West Springfield), Jose Benitez (Wakefield). Back row: Michael Goncalves (Edison), Abe Thompson (W.T. Woodson), David Stokes (Hylton), Coach Martin Nickley (T.C. Williams), Joel Boyd (T.C. Williams) Robert McCarthy (W.T. Woodson), Keith Nakai (Oakton). (John McDonnell - The Post)

Player of the Year |  Coach of the Year  |  First-Team
Second-Team |  Honorable Mention

Player of the Year
MF Brian Carroll, West Springfield, Sr.
Repeat All-Met has extraordinary touch and vision, and can play any position. Although usually required to assume defensive and playmaking responsibilities, he had 11 goals and 5 assists through the Patriot District championship run. Will play for Wake Forest.



Coach of the Year
Martin Nickley, T.C. Williams
Ten-year coach has blended a diverse group (roster includes players from five continents) into a Virginia AAA Northern Region power. Titans advanced to regional semifinals in 1998 and 1999. Were 12-3-1 through district tournament this season.



First Team
GK Joel Boyd, T.C. Williams, Sr.
Repeat All-Met, AAA Patriot District player of the year. Played every minute of every game past two seasons. Allowed just 10 goals in first 16 games this spring.
D Jose Benitez, Wakefield, Sr.
Named Virginia AAA National District player of the year for his sturdy play at sweeper. Reads the game well. Had 4 goals, 2 assists through district tournament.
D James Ketevong, T.C. Williams, Sr.
The 5-foot-7 sweeper directs Virginia AAA Northern Region's top defense. Led team to 19 shutouts past two seasons. Will play for Virginia Commonwealth University.
D Keith Nakai, Oakton, Sr.
Defends with savvy and composure for Virginia AAA Concorde District champions. Attacks from the back and is dangerous on free kicks. Committed to George Mason.
MF Zane Hill, Woodbridge, Jr.
Versatile attacking player has guided the Vikings' offense the past two seasons. Had six goals, five assists in regular season.
MF Mirza Kurspahic, McLean, Sr.
Two-way midfielder was vital as Highlanders won eight straight after starting 1-4. Had seven goals, two assists through district tournament. Will play for Holy Cross.
MF Robert McCarthy, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
Virginia AAA Northern Region and Liberty District player of the year scored six game-winning goals this season and guided Cavaliers in Abe Thompson's absence.
MF David Stokes, Hylton, Sr.
Repeat All-Met has been an imposing fixture in midfield for two-time defending Virginia AAA champions. Committed to North Carolina.
F Michael Goncalves, Edison, Sr.
Powerful striker had 18 goals and six assists through district tournament, leading Eagles to second straight Virginia AAA National District championship.
F Andreas Nydal, Langley, Jr.
Opportunistic and creative, came off Saxons bench to score 14 goals in 15 games despite limited playing time. Added eight assists.
F Abe Thompson, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
Three-time All-Met scored 10 goals in his first eight games this season, bringing career total to 72. Plays for U.S. under-20 national team. Committed to Maryland.



Second Team
GK Eric Earnhardt Handley Sr.
D Brent Chudoba Centreville Sr.
D Jason McCoy West Springfield Jr.
D Brandon Mino Woodbridge Sr.
MF Justin Bogner Oakton Sr.
MF Luis Collantes-Barrios T.C. Williams Jr.
MF Nathan Danforth Langley Sr.
MF Brian Fowler West Springfield Sr.
MF Kelvin Jones Massaponax Sr.
MF Carlos Placencia Potomac Falls Jr.
F Jason Arnold Robinson Sr.
F Ryan Fife Chancellor Sr.



Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers
Frank Difilippo, West Springfield; David Kinitsky, Jefferson; Nathaniel Oser, Yorktown; Giovanny Ricaldes, Falls Church; Sev Smith, McLean.
Defenders
Danny Ambrosio, Oakton; Mike Bobbin, Park View; Rob Kirchner, Potomac Falls; Trevor Niles, McLean; Shane Reed, Edison; Andrew Richardson, Lee; Greg Spence, Lake Braddock; Danny Tryon, Brooke Point.
Midfielders
Robert Baskin, Lake Braddock; Jon Dyer, West Potomac; Clarence Goodson, W.T. Woodson; Lucas Grayson, Chantilly; Sean Kuykendall, Madison; Eric Lozano, Marshall; Steve Ramos, North Stafford.
Forwards
Marcin Golebiowski, T.C. Williams; Viktor Josefsson, McLean; John Libby, Loudoun County; Dave Marut, Handley; Trevor McEachron, Woodbridge; Carlos Munoz, Oakton; Chris Naquin, Herndon; Nate Pearson, Hylton; Jamie Ritchie, Liberty.



Note: Teams from Maryland, the District and some private schools play soccer during the fall.

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