Player of the Year

JASON CARTER, St. Mary's, Sr. G

Led the Saints to the playoffs in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference, arguably the toughest in the country. Stopped 62 percent of the shots he faced and was the leader of a defense that featured three new starters. Saints' most valuable player will play for Maryland next year.

Coach of the Year

JIMMY BEARDMORE, Severna Park

In his first season as head coach, Beardmore led the Falcons to a 16-4 record, the county championship and the Maryland 4A/3A championship. Was Severna Park's third coach in three years but immediately added a measure of stability to a program that had been surrounded by controversy.

First Team

BOBBY ATWELL, Southern, Jr. M: Scored 27 goals (including five against Annapolis) with 11 assists and 85 groundballs. Clutch player netted game-winners against North County, Chesapeake and Arundel.

FREDDIE CASSILLY, Spalding, Sr. M: Three-year starter and captain scored 25 goals -- including the overtime game-winner against Watertown (N.Y.) -- and gathered 52 groundballs. Will play for Lehigh.

WILLIAM DALTON, St. Mary's, Sr. M: The 6-foot-5, 225-pound force scored 22 goals with seven assists and won 71 percent of the faceoffs he took. Scored a career-high five goals in the Saints' regular season victory over Gilman. Will play for Maryland.

PAT GRIMM, Severn, Sr. D: The Admirals' lone returning starter on defense, he helped Severn to a 7-8 record in the MIAA A Conference and a victory over Severna Park. Will play for Yale.

WILLIAM JAWISH, Broadneck, Jr. D: Led a defense that allowed more than six goals just four times in 16 games and held Severna Park to five goals in a regular season victory.

ANDREW LUSBY, Severna Park, Sr. A: The Falcons' leading scorer had 61 goals and 28 assists. Had five goals and four assists in Severna Park's victories in the state semifinals and final. Will play for Salisbury.

CHRISTIAN PASTIRIK, St. Mary's, Jr. A: The Saints' finisher and one of the top juniors in the nation. Scored 41 goals with 21 assists after putting up 30 and 11, respectively, last year.

JOSH PECK, Broadneck, Jr. A: Another one of the area's top finishers. Scored 54 goals with 34 assists to help the Bruins finish the regular season unbeaten.

BROCK SPILKER, Chesapeake, Sr. A: Scored 36 goals and had 48 assists to lead Chesapeake to a 9-8 record and a berth in the Maryland 4A/3A East Region semifinals. The Cougars won six of their final nine games. Will play at Limestone.

GARRETT STANWICK, St. Mary's, Sr. A: Moved from midfield to attack to quarterback the Saints' offense. Scored 21 goals and handed out 15 assists. Will play for Johns Hopkins.

MATT VETTER, Annapolis, Jr. D: Helped the Panthers to the Maryland 4A/3A East Region final and a 12-4 record. Team's only losses came against Severna Park (three times) and Broadneck.

JOE WOJCIECHOWSKI, North County, Sr. M: Had 51 goals with 37 assists and 73 groundballs. Set school records for goals in a season (51) and goals in a career (120). Is second all-time in career points (202). Will play for UMBC.

CHRIS WOLF, South River, Sr. A: Helped the Seahawks to the Maryland 4A/3A East Region semifinals with an upset of Broadneck. Had 37 goals with 15 assists after going for 35 and 10, respectively, last year. Will play for Maryland.

TOMMY ZICHELLI, Severna Park, Sr. D: Athletic, tough and critical to the Falcons' transition game. Led a defense that allowed fewer than seven goals per game in six postseason victories. Will play for Penn State.

Honorable Mention

Attack: Ben Hunt, Severna Park, Jr.; Brooks Korvin, Arundel, Jr.; Sean Summerville, Broadneck, Jr.; Brent Woodford, Northeast, Sr.

Midfield: Kyle Bloomfield, Broadneck, Sr.; Ryan Brassel, Severn, Sr.; Grant Krebs, St. Mary's, Soph.; Drew Turner, Severn, Sr.; C.J. Twombly, Northeast, Sr.

Defense: Matt Cornell, Spalding, Sr.; Sean Kostkowski, Severna Park, Sr.; Andrew Thorp, St. Mary's, Sr.; Jason Wasserman, Severn, Sr.; Sam White, Annapolis, Sr.

Goalie: Mike Gvozden, Severna Park, Soph.