Player of the Year

A BEN HUNT, Severna Park, Sr.

The All-Met player carried Severna Park through its biggest games of the season, despite serious injuries to his left hand and back. Hunt had five goals and two assists in a 4A/3A East Region final win over Annapolis, two more goals in a semifinal win over Westminster and five goals and two assists in the state final, a double-overtime loss to Dulaney. He'll play next season at North Carolina. "He's going to go down as one of the great players at Severna Park," Falcons Coach Jim Beardmore said. "He's been nothing but awesome."

Coach of the Year


Under Spence's guidance, Old Mill finished 8-6, the first .500 or better record in the program's 15-year history. It's further proof that Spence has turned Old Mill, long a baseball school, into a competitive lacrosse school. "We've put a lot into turning this program around," Spence said. "Every year, we're getting a little bit better."

First Team

A BOBBY HANTSKE, Southern, Sr.

He scored 25 goals to keep defenses from keying on Southern's other scorer, Bobby Atwell. He was also the Bulldogs' primary feeder.

A ALEX HOPMANN, Annapolis, Sr.

With his 98 mph shot, Hopmann became Annapolis's top scoring threat at the beginning of the season, notching 21 goals in the first five games. He scored four goals in a season-ending loss to Broadneck in the 4A/3A East Region final. He will play next season at UMBC.


Despite a disappointing 3-13 season for St. Mary's, Pastirik finished his career in style, leading the Saints with 36 goals. He will play next season at Cornell.

A JOSH PECK, Broadneck, Sr.

Even though he was always guarded by an opponent's best defender, Peck scored 25 goals during his senior season. He will play next season at Johns Hopkins.

M BOBBY ATWELL, Southern, Sr.

For the second consecutive year, Atwell scored more than 40 goals, to help Southern finish 11-6. He will play next year at UMBC.

M PAUL BRAGER, North County, Sr.

By winning almost 70 percent of his faceoffs, Brager helped the Knights finish 7-9 and gave them the decisive edge in one-goal wins over Arundel and Northeast.

M CHRIS HUNT, Severna Park, Soph.

He emerged from older brother Ben's shadow during two games against Broadneck, when he scored a combined nine goals. Severna Park's best feeder, Hunt also did well scooping ground balls.

M SCOTT LaRUE, South River, Soph.

A pleasant surprise, as Coach Troy Smith put it, LaRue finished with more than 40 points in a breakout sophomore season. He scored late goals to help South River force overtime against Southern and Severna Park.

M RYAN PAYNE, Old Mill, Sr.

In 12 games, the versatile midfielder had 22 goals and 20 assists -- the second most points of any midfielder in the county -- and he scored at least one goal against every team.

M MITCH STROBEL, Annapolis, Sr.

The 6-foot-6 midfielder almost never got tired, Coach Joe Keenan said. He scored more than 20 goals because he rarely left the field. He will play next season at Salisbury.

D MATT VETTER, Annapolis, Sr.

Regarded by county coaches as the area's premier shutdown defender, Vetter limited the four all-county attackmen to a total of six goals. He will play next season at Towson.

D MIKE EVANS, South River, Sr.

The All-Met defender led the Seahawks in ground balls and shut down Anne Arundel's most dominant attackmen. He will play next year at Johns Hopkins.

D SEAN KOSTKOWSKI, Severna Park, Sr.

The best defenseman for the state runner-up, Kostkowski also helped spark Severna Park's offense. Teammates said he was Severna Park's best clearer.


When Johns Hopkins-bound defenseman Will Jawish went down with an early season-ending injury, Osterriter immediately stepped up. He led the Bruins in clears and ground balls for a defender.

G MIKE GVOZDEN, Severna Park, Jr.

The All-Met goalie saved 73 percent of shots he faced and made 15 saves in overtimes. In the state championship game, he saved 20 shots. He has already committed to Johns Hopkins.

Honorable Mention

A Eric Boyle, Annapolis, Jr.

A Nick Elsmo, Severn, Soph.

A Zach Jacobs, North County, Sr.

A Brooks Korvin, Arundel, Sr.

A Frank Taglienti, Severna Park, Jr.

M Corey Earles, Northeast, Sr.

M Brendan Gronskey, Arundel, Jr.

M Brendan O'Leary, Broadneck, Jr.

M Mike Walters, South River, Sr.

D A.J. Armstrong, Broadneck, Sr.

D Jake Brosnan, St. Mary's, Sr.

D Corey Carpenter, Old Mill, Sr.

D Reggie McHenry, Arundel, Sr.

D John O'Hartman, Severna Park, Sr.

D Tim Polucha, South River, Sr.

G Matt Antonelli, Spalding, Sr.

G Brian Phipps, Severn, Jr.

Front row, from left: Chris Hunt, Severna Park; Mitch Strobel, Annapolis; Sean Kostkowski, Severna Park; Matt Vetter, Annapolis. Second row, from left: Alex Hopmann, Annapolis; Christian Pastirik, St. Mary's; Paul Brager, North County; Coach Steve Spence, Old Mill. Back row, from left: Bobby Hantske, Southern; Ryan Payne, Old Mill; Josh Peck, Broadneck; John Osterriter, Broadneck; Ben Hunt, Severna Park; Mike Gvozden, Severna Park. Not pictured: Bobby Atwell, Southern.

Mike Evans and Scott LaRue, South River.Left, Player of the Year Ben Hunt. Above, Coach of the Year Steve Spence.