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Front to back: Schuyler Winstead (Holton-Arms), Mike Gardner (Sherwood), Greg Costa (DeMatha), Kyle Laughlin (Severn), Matt Weber (Churchill), T.J. Masengale (Bowie), Richie Early (DeMatha), Craig Vardy (Stone Bridge). At left: Coach Tony MacAulay (DeMatha). (Kevin Clark -- The Washington Post)
First Team | Boys' Player of the Year | | Girls' Player of the Year
Coach of the Year | Second Team | Honorable Mention
| Boys' Player of the Year |
| F Greg Costa, DeMatha, Jr. |
The catalyst and most aggressive player on the area's best forward line, Costa led the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League champion Stags in points, assists, game-winning goals and power-play goals. Averaged more than a goal and an assist per game for DeMatha (30 goals and 29 assists in 26 games).
| Girls' Player of the Year |
| G Schuyler Winstead, Holton-Arms, Sr. |
Led her team to a 13-6-1 record and a return trip to the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League girls' varsity final. Allowed 1.6 goals per game and saved 92 percent of the shots she faced. In three years as a starter, Winstead has posted 15 shutouts, winning twice as many games as she lost.
| Coach of the Year |
| Tony MacAulay, DeMatha |
Fifth-year coach guided the Stags to fourth MSHL Tier I title in five years and an undefeated league record. His inspired game plan shut down previously undefeated Mount St. Joseph's in the championship game, as DeMatha won, 5-1. Record at DeMatha: 134-55-10.
| First Team |
| F Mike Gardner, Sherwood, Soph. |
Skilled skater and puckhandler led the Arrows to the Tier II public school championship with 13 goals in the playoffs. Season totals: 39 goals, 25 assists.
F Kyle Laughlin, Severn, Sr.
Had 34 goals and 18 assists as Admirals won first hockey title, the MIAA 'B' Conference championship. Finished career with Severn-record 144 points.
F T.J. Masengale, Bowie, Sr.
Bulldogs' source for instant offense lit up Tier II opposition for 38 goals and 25 assists. Scored 100 goals and had 75 assists in high school career.
F Matt Weber, Churchill, Sr.
One of the most dangerous offensive players in the area, led Tier I in scoring with 30 goals, along with 12 assists. He was a plus-29 on the ice for the Bulldogs.
D Richie Early, DeMatha, Sr.
The glue in the back for the Stags, the MSHL champion's captain averaged more than an assist a game in addition to being one of Tier I's toughest defenders.
G Craig Vardy, Stone Bridge, Sr.
Intimidating presence in front of a talented Bulldogs team that won the Northern Virginia title. Season: 0.8 goals per game average, .950 save percentage.
| Second Team |
| F P.J. Aguiar DeMatha Sr.; F Will Durkee Southern Sr.; F Matt Fairchild Stone Bridge Jr.; F Tim Grubb Walkersville Sr.; F Jon James Severna Park Sr.; F Peter Lamade Landon Jr.; D Phil O'Donoghue Georgetown Prep Sr.; G James LaCour DeMatha Soph. |
| Honorable Mention |
| Forwards: Mitch Belisle, Severna Park, Jr.; Brian Boland, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Zach Brennan, Churchill, Sr.; Colin Brumsted, Atholton, Jr.; Cliff Merrill, Wootton, Sr.; Bobby Plant, DeMatha, Jr.; Colin Radley, Broad Run, Sr.; Bobby Surdam, West Springfield, Jr.; Steven Klopfer, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Sean McClenaghan, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Alex Staffier, Landon, Jr.; John Trantin, Spalding, Sr.; Tim Willis, O'Connell, Jr.; Chris Zaremski, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Piotr Zeniewski, Paint Branch, Jr. |
Defense: Dan Bauers, Oakton, Jr.; John Feeley, Centennial, Jr.; Brandon Owens, Bishop Ireton, Soph.; Dave Quader, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.
Goaltenders: Clayton Adams, St. Albans, Soph.; Marc Dudzinski, West Springfield, Sr.; Dominick Mezzapesa, Broad Run, Sr.
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