1992 Carroll County Sun Boys Soccer Outlook

September 02, 1992

N. CARROLL PANTHERS

Head coach: Ed Powelson (32nd season).

Assistant coach: Charlie Hook

1991 record: 7-5.

Returnees: Seniors Tim Alisea (D), Steve Hanson (D), Joe Anderson (D), Mike Roberts (A), Kenny Hyman (GK), Kevin Dull (MF); juniors Art Crouse (MF), Mike Hensley (MF).

Newcomers: Sophomore Corey Rill.

Coach's outlook: "We have three starters back on defense and Kevin Dull at center midfield, so we should be set. I'm not sure where we'll be [in the county]. Liberty lost a lot of players but they had a strong junior varsity, so they should be the team to beat. Westminster is looking pretty strong, too.

Carroll County Sun outlook: Every year the Panthers seem to find a way to win their share of games. The big question at North Carroll is: Who will fill the scoring void left behind by the graduated Gary Burrows (county leading 12 goals a year ago)? Powelson is looking to spread the offense wealth and hopes sophomore Corey Rill can put the ball in the net at the varsity level as he did last year on JV. The Panthers are sound defensively, with three starters back, but will have to rely on an inexperienced keeper. With Liberty possibly looking behind the wrong shoulder at Westminster, the Panthers could sneak up on both.

W. MD. GREEN TERRORS

Head coach: Matt Robinson (fourth season).

Assistant coaches: Denny Snyder, Keith Purcaro.

1991 record: 11-6-1.

Returnees: Seniors Brian Redding (MF), Ron Chesney (MF), Eric Resh (MF), Dave Storey (D), Todd Knellinger (A); junior Scott Schoberg (D); sophomore Matt St. Jean (GK).

Newcomers: Freshmen Alex Souflas (A), Dean Coccia (MF/A).

Coach's outlook: "We improved each year and want to improve on the 11 wins we had last year. Everyone is back, and our veteran squad should pay off. We open up with a tough tournament at Roanoke, which should be a good early test."

Carroll County Sun outlook: Fourth-year coach Matt Robinson is working hard on building a winning soccer tradition at Western Maryland. The Green Terrors made major strides last season to finish with 11 wins and nine shut-outs, a school record. They finished the season ranked 10th in the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America Div. III south region poll. Senior midfielder Brian Redding leads a handful of home-grown players who have had a major role in turning the program around. Last year, the Green Terrors came one short of the school record of 12 wins. This season, they should break it.

S. CARROLL CAVALIERS

Head coach: Charles Fazenbaker (third season).

Assistant coaches: Victor Aulestia, John Ensor, Gary Balog, Wes Heroldson.

1991 record: 3-7-2.

Returnees: Seniors Adam Hendrickson (MF), Don Pyles (D), Matt Dietzel (D/A), Ed Virostek (D).

Newcomers: Senior Kenneth Bruus (MF/A); juniors Tim Beck (A), Mike Haight (MF), Robby Ness (D).

Coach's outlook: "One of our basic concerns is numbers. We only have 18 players out for varsity. It keeps them working hard. We're going to have to be versatile and move some people around."

Carroll County Sun outlook: The Cavaliers already have four players out with minor injuries and the season hasn't started. Senior Matt Green and junior Brian Peltier are in a battle for the starting goalie job. Fazenbaker has liked what he's seen from his defense, but scoring and a lack of depth remains a concern. An early win or two will do wonders for this team. How quickly they get healthy and in sync will be the difference between another 3-7 season or a possible .500 one. The Cavs' defense should keep them in a lot of games throughout the year, but finding reliable offensive threats may be the difference between one-goal wins and one-goal losses. The Cavaliers still appear to be a notch below Liberty and Westminster.

WESTMINSTER OWLS

Head coach: Chuck Beaver (ninth season).

Assistant coach: Fran McCullin.

1991 record: 8-3-1.

Returnees: Seniors Jeff Seaman (D), Scott Smith (D), Chris Ahrens (D), Chris Maynard (D), Tony Fiore (MF), Jack Euler (MF), Marco Fuggitti (MF), Ray Tosh (A), Jimmy Wolf (GK).

Newcomers: Senior Kim Marini diVilla Franco (A); juniors David Billingslea (D), Tim Gifford (MF), Aaron Goldman (D), Steven Hockstra (MF), Jason Magin (MF), Adam Messer (GK), Brian Parker (MF), Adam Tozer (A); sophomore Jason Hewett (A).

Coach's outlook: "As last year, our strength will be on defense. We don't have any proven scorers but I'm not overly concerned. We've been working on finishing drills and everything is working well."

Carroll County Sun outlook: After three years of playing second fiddle to Liberty in the county and Central Maryland Conference, the Owls may be ready to take control of both. Beaver has his entire defense returning from last year's 8-3-1 squad. The question remains who will put the ball into the net. Beaver believes he has enough candidates that at least one or two can step in and fill the void. With the strongest defense in the county, the Owls won't need too much scoring to put up wins.

F. SCOTT KEY EAGLES

Head coach: Granville "Gee" Hibberd (11th season).

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