Boys' Soccer

We ask all first-team selections five questions about their sport and their athletic careers, and explain how Player of the Year Given Kalipinde was selected.  Watch Video »
Player of the Year
F Given Kalipinde
Episcopal Sr.
Kalipinde put the team on his back and helped carry the Maroon to a 23-0 season despite the loss of standout midfielder Shadow Sabele to injury. An athletic 6-foot-3, Kalipinde scored 14 goals and had 22 assists and was named MVP of the Virginia Independent Schools title game. Many Division I soccer programs expressed interest, but Kalipinde will play basketball at Loyola Marymount.
When did you know you were good at your sport?
"It kicked in when I was 15. I've always practiced as a goalkeeper, so when I came to Episcopal, it was my first time playing as a field player. It became easier for me because I knew where goalkeepers didn't like to dive and stuff like that. I realized I was pretty good at it."

Coach of the Year

Richard Kirkland
Kirkland capped his 20th season at the school by leading the Bulldogs to an 18-0 record and a Maryland 4A title. His team outscored its opponents 84-13. He owns a career record of 237-71-13.

First Team

D Will Addis F Kevin Dansky D Brendan Duffy F Christopher Hegngi
Episcopal Sr. Churchill Sr. Gonzaga Sr. DeMatha Sr.
6-foot-2 center back was dominant on balls in the air. Anchored a defense that allowed only 15 goals in 23 games. Scored in 13 of Churchill's 15 games as the Bulldogs went unbeaten until the 4A West region final. Had 26 goals, and 8 assists. Sweeper keyed a defense that allowed 23 goals in 24 games as Eagles won third straight WCAC title. Will play at Duquesne.Coaches' selection as the WCAC Pplayer of the Yyear and a U-17 national team player, he scored 25 goals. Committed to Ohio State.


GK Sam Kernan-Schloss F Philip Martinelli MF Mattia Melillo MF Jake Pace
Sidwell Friends Sr. Marriots Ridge Sr. Walkersville Sr. River Hill Sr.
Allowed nine goals in 17 games this season and has 36 shutouts over three years as a starter. Howard County's most dynamic player, his 15 goals and 11 assists sparked the Mustangs to the Maryland 2A semis. Holds the school's career record for goals (48) and the single-season mark for goals (19). Will play at George Washington. Pace consistently used his football player's physique to win balls. Had eight goals and 10 assists. Will play at Maryland.


MF Josh Patterson/b> MF Chris Perez F John Stertzer
Bowie Sr. Gonzaga Sr. Flint Hill Sr.
Four-year starter was instrumental in setting up goals during the Bulldogs' 18-0 run to the Maryland 4A title. Had 19 goals and 14 assists this year, and 45 goals for his career. The Eagles' leading scorer the past two seasons tallied 18 goals and 13 assists for Gonzaga this fall as the Eagles achieved a national ranking. Will play at William & Mary. Repeat All-Met scored 16 goals and assisted on 14 others despite regular double-teams. Notched 104 goals for his career. Will play at Maryland.

Second Team

Position Name School Year
D Tomi Adewole Sherwood Jr.
F Taylor Brummit Annapolis Sr.
F Peabo Doue Clarksburg Sr.
F Marcus Douglas Gonzaga Sr.
F Brian Graham Bowie Jr.
D Joe Henke Severna Park Jr.
GK Stephen Magliaro Magruder Sr.
MF Rory O'Neill Sidwell Friends Sr.
D Cody Pearson DeMatha Sr.
MF Andy Riemer Georgetown Prep Sr.
F Pablo Torrano Walter Johnson Sr.
MF Paul Torres Whitman Sr.

Honorable Mention

Ifiok Akpandak, Magruder, Sr.; Girish Chaskar, Magruder, Sr.; Earl Hamilton, Gonzaga, Jr.; Nathaniel Howell, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Adam Jankiewicz, Chesapeake, Sr.; Marcos Molina, Wilson, Sr.; Hugh Roberts, Good Counsel, Jr.; Frank Shaw, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; J.J. Tipton, Calverton, Sr.; Jon Talbot, River Hill, Jr.
Eric Clark, Northern, Jr.; Greg DiNardo, Episcopal, Sr.; Mikey Funes, Blair, Sr.; Mike Hocker, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Chase Nichols, Middletown, Sr.; Garrett Nickles, Mt. Hebron, Sr.; Jeremy Raley, St. Mary's Ryken, Sr.; Dan Rice, Gonzaga, Sr.; Patrick Sullivan, Marriotts Ridge, Sr.; Ethan White, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr; Alex Workman, Broadneck, Sr.
Mayowa Alli, Bishop McNamara, Jr.; Mike Chelena, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Charles Junghans, Northern , Sr;. Jamie LaFleur, Churchill, Sr.; Ben Norton, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Skylar Olson, Wootton, Sr.; Will Pfrang, Tuscarora, Sr.; Josh Singer, Quince Orchard, Jr.; Daniel Walker, Bowie, Sr.
Stefan Berkeley, DeMatha, Sr.; Alex Harrington, O'Connell, Jr.; Paul Killian, Marriotts Ridge, Sr.; Thomas Philbin, Patuxent, Sr.; Daniel Rizk, Potomac School, Sr.
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