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Returning Players

D ANTONIO ALMARIO, River Hill, Sr.: Sweeper orchestrated a defense that yielded six goals in 18 games and led his team to a share of the Maryland 3A title.

MF ROBBIE CARPER, Mount Hebron, Sr.: Center midfielder had six assists and coordinated a defense that allowed just 11 goals, with seven shutouts, in 16 games.

F WINSTON JACKSON, Atholton, Sr.: Scored a team-high eight goals and added four assists to help his team to its first appearance in Maryland 2A state tournament in 13 years.

MF SETH MICHAEL, Glenelg, Sr.: Second leading scorer, with six goals and two assists, for Gladiators, who reached the finals of the Maryland 2A South Region tournament.

F JEREMY SMITH, River Hill, Sr.: Second-team All-Met is the county's top returning scorer, posting 12 goals and adding nine assists for the Maryland 3A co-champions.

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Rising Stars

D JOHN BURKE, Centennial, Soph.: Team's only freshman starter last year will play a bigger role this season, moving to sweeper from outside midfielder.

D KEVIN GIBSON, Oakland Mills, Jr.: Sweeper led a defense that posted eight straight shutouts before losing to Pocomoke in the semifinals of the Maryland 1A tournament.

GK MATT MOSS, River Hill, Jr.: Allowed just six goals in 18 games to lead his team to a share of the Maryland 3A title.

MF GRAYSON SCHMELZER, Atholton, Jr.: Scored four goals and added seven assists to help his team to nine victories last season, a year after winning just two games.

F SCOTT TEMPLIN, Wilde Lake, Jr.: Team's top scorer posted six goals and seven assists to lead the Wildecats to the finals of the Maryland 3A East Region tournament.