Player of the Year

Drew Collins,

St. Mary's-Ryken, Sr.

Four-time All-County selection did it all in leading the Knights (14-5) to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals. Led the team in goals (46), assists (35) and ground balls (125). Had 411 ground balls in his career. Runner-up for WCAC player of the year by one vote. Will play for Penn.

Coach of the Year

Art Athens, Northern

In his first season as the Patriots' head coach, Athens guided them to the Maryland 3A/2A East Region title -- the first region title won by a team from Southern Maryland. Northern finished 12-4 -- its only losses coming to unbeaten Calverton (by a goal), Leonardtown (by two goals), Southern of Anne Arundel County and eventual 3A/2A champion Centennial.

First Team

A Eric Beasley, Great Mills, Jr.

Led the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference with 40 goals. Set a school record for goals in a game with eight against Chopticon. Also had five assists.

A John Brozena, Calverton, Jr.

Had 52 goals and a team-high 42 assists for the Maryland Independent Lacrosse League champions. Scored three goals with three assists in 12-11 overtime victory over St. Mary's-Ryken.

A Travis Greaves, Northern, Sr.

Repeat All-Extra selection scored a team-high 33 goals with a team-high 42 assists for the Maryland 3A/2A East Region champions. Had 72 ground balls.

A David Spaulding, Calverton, Jr.

Three-time All-Extra selection had team-high 57 goals, including overtime game-winner against St. Mary's-Ryken. Also had 39 assists as Calverton finished 16-0.

MF Andrew Athens, Northern, Sr.

One of the area's premier faceoff men, he won 174 of the 222 faceoffs he took (78.4 percent). Also scored 25 goals, had 20 assists and scooped up 142 ground balls.

MF Ben Ganley, Calverton, Jr.

Three-time All-Extra selection had 46 goals, 29 assists and 121 ground balls, including 2, 2 and 12, respectively, in 10-7 victory over The Heights in the MILL championship.

MF Neal McKinney, Leonardtown, Sr.

Three-time All-Extra selection also named by coaches an All-American this season after 43 goals, 41 assists and 87 ground balls. Won 67 percent of the faceoffs he took.

D Matt Ives, St. Mary's-Ryken, Sr.

Team captain and three-year starter led unit that shut down All-Met Danny Gallagher of DeMatha. Had 61 takeaways. Will play for Navy.

D Hunter Roof, Calverton, Jr.

Marked opponents' top threat for the unbeaten Cougars. Collected a team-high 123 ground balls.

D Joe Wascavage, St. Mary's-Ryken, Jr.

Repeat All-Extra selection has been a starter since his freshman season. Being recruited by a host of top Division I programs.


Against a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference schedule, Brennan gave up an average of just four goals per game and posted three shutouts.

Honorable Mention

Attack: Zack Angel, St. Mary's-Ryken, Fr.; Lane Errington, Leonardtown, Soph.; Willie Haskell, Northern, Sr.; Luke Moeller, Calverton, Jr. Jack Wright, Calvert, Sr.

Midfield: Nick Fleshmen, Chopticon, Jr.; Mike Hofmeister, Great Mills, Jr.

Defense: Chris Gateau, Calverton, Sr.; Tim Smith, Leonardtown, Sr.; Brian Ward, Northern, Sr.; Cory Woodburn, Great Mills, Sr.

Goalkeeper: Nick Allen, Calverton, Jr.; Jon Athens, Northern, Soph.; Steven Boas, Leonardtown, Sr.; Alan Frere, Great Mills, Jr.; Calvin Hancock, Chopticon, Sr.

Front row, from left: Travis Greaves, Northern; Drew Collins, St. Mary's-Ryken; Matt Ives, St. Mary's-Ryken; Joe Wascavage, St. Mary's-Ryken; Chris Brennan, St. Mary's-Ryken; Eric Beasley, Great Mills. Back row, from left: Neal McKinney, Leonardtown; David Spaulding, Calverton; John Brozena, Calverton; Ben Ganley, Calverton; Hunter Roof, Calverton; Andrew Athens, Northern.