Player of the Year

MATT NICOLA, Glenelg, Sr.

Attackman scored a team-high 58 goals to give him a school-record 120 for his career.

Nicola, who also posted 17 assists, was the team's leading scorer each of the past three seasons. He posted three or more goals in each game of his team's school-record 15-game winning streak, which ended with a loss to Pikesville in the Maryland 2A/1A final.

"Matt's about as consistent as you can get because almost every game, he has done something to make us a better team, either by scoring or passing to someone else for a goal," Coach Mike Williams said of Nicola, who will play for Roanoke College. "He's one of the best players this school has ever had."

Coach of the Year


After guiding the Gladiators from 1975 to '81, Williams came back for a second stint last year, then had his most successful season this spring.

Glenelg won its first county title outright since 1985. The Gladiators (15-2) were 29-5 with a pair of region titles during the past two seasons.

"I know Coach Williams had played a big part in me going on to play in college, and I know he's done the same thing for a lot of his players," Nicola said. "It's sad because we all really wanted to win the state title for him because we know how hard he works."

First Team

ALEX ASHCROFT, Centennial, Jr.: Midfielder posted 53 goals and 41 assists for a school-record-tying 94 points and scooped 70 groundballs.

MIKE BOGDANOR, River Hill, Jr.: Goalie single-handedly kept the Hawks in games, according to Coach Keith Gonsouland. He stopped 208 of the 314 shots he faced.

JOE DERWENT, Glenelg, Sr.: Midfielder posted 28 goals and 27 assists. Will play for Mount St. Mary's.

JIM DRESS, Howard, Sr.: Midfielder posted 20 goals and 14 assists to finish his career with 114 points, the sixth-highest total in school history.

GREG FOLEY, Glenelg, Jr.: Attackman posted a team-high 39 assists to go along with 21 goals and 28 groundballs.

BEN HOSTETLER, River Hill, Jr.: Attackman posted a team-high 50 goals to go along with 28 assists and 75 groundballs.

COLIN KENDALL, Mount Hebron, Sr.: Attackman posted a team-high 40 goals and 19 assists.

ERIC MEEKINS, Centennial, Sr.: Midfielder compiled 27 goals and 21 assists, went 114-58 in draws and recorded a team-high 124 groundballs. Will play for Towson.

TIM MORGAN, River Hill, Sr.: Two-time All-County midfielder posted 44 goals and 13 assists and collected a team-high 91 groundballs to finish as the school's all-time record holder in goals (104) and groundballs (331). Will play for Towson.

WARD ODENWALD, Glenelg, Jr.: Two-time All-County goalie saved 172 of 221 shots (80.9 percent).

MATT RICHTER, Glenelg, Jr.: Two-time All-County defender forced a team-high 73 turnovers, collected 110 groundballs and added five goals and two assists.

ERIC SEGASSER, Mount Hebron, Jr.: Undisputed leader of Vikings' defense and one of the county's best man-to-man defenders.

SAM STUMPF, Centennial, Jr.: Attackman scored a school-record 63 goals to go along with 22 assists.

MIKE THOMAS, Wilde Lake, Sr.: Midfielder was catalyst of team's offense with 40 assists, 14 goals and 84 groundballs. Will play for Dartmouth.

TYLER WATKINS, Hammond, Sr.: Attackman posted a team-high 45 goals and 22 assists to go along with 88 groundballs. Will play for Randolph-Macon College.

Honorable Mention

GOALIE: Chris Dattaro, Long Reach, Sr.; Nick Kellinger, Centennial, Sr.; Danny Walker, Glenelg Country, Jr.

DEFENSE: Nick Angle, Centennial, Sr.; Kyle Cotrell, Glenelg, Soph.; Keith Fischer, Centennial, Jr.; Karl Heinz, River Hill, Sr.; Kevin Johnson, Reservoir, Soph.; Mark Limsam, Atholton, Jr.

MIDFIELD: Eric Evans, Centennial, Jr.; Justin Griffith, Hammond, Sr.; Dean Hart, Atholton, Soph.; Tim Sandusky, Chapelgate Christian, Sr.

ATTACK: Benin Bembry, Wilde Lake, Jr.; Arin Foreman, Howard, Sr.; Alex Hahn, Chapelgate Christian, Sr.; Casey Hughes, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Paul Johnson, Glenelg Country, Sr.; Justin Rice, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Jon Stumpf, Centennial, Fr.

Front row, from left: Joe Derwent, Glenelg; Mike Bogdanor, River Hill; Ward Odenwald, Glenelg; Jim Dress, Howard; Tyler Watkins, Hammond; Matt Nicola, Glenelg. Back row, from left: Greg Foley, Glenelg; Tim Morgan, River Hill; Eric Segasser, Mount Hebron; Ben Hostetler, River Hill; Alex Ashcroft, Centennial; Eric Meekins, Centennial; Mike Thomas, Wilde Lake; Colin Kendall, Mount Hebron; Matt Richter, Glenelg; Coach Mike Williams, Glenelg. Below, Sam Stumpf, Centennial.Left, Player of the Year Matt Nicola, Glenelg; right, Coach of the Year Mike Williams, Glenelg.