1992 Anne Arundel boys soccer at a glance

September 06, 1992

Annapolis Panthers

Head coach: Dave Gehrdes (seventh season).

Assistant coaches: Thomas Cordts and Tom Cox.

1991 record: 7-3-2.

Returnees: Seniors Larry Schultz (striker), Ted Bromberg (halfback), Larry Gensler (halfback), Craig Harrison (fullback), Seth Snider (halfback) and Chris Walker (halfback); juniors David Winegrad (sweeper), Reed Simmerman (stopper) and Stefano Terricola (halfback); sophomores Roger Alfaro (striker) and Ryan Sears (halfback).

Newcomers: Senior Till Luschert (fullback); junior Shane Gagne (striker); sophomore Lars Jorgenson (goalie).

Coach's outlook: "With seven starters back, we should be very competitive, after missing the playoffs by a game last season. In the five scrimmages we've had, we've held our own. It looks like our strength will be up the middle and our outside halfbacks are real strong."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: The Panthers should be one of the four playoff teams from the region because of their experience, including 6-foot-4 David Winegrad at sweeper, foreign exchange student Till Luschert and sophomore Lars Jorgenson in the goal. This may be Gehrdes' best team in his seven years on Riva Road.

Chesapeake Cougars

Head coach: Earl Eckhardt (seventh season).

Assistant coaches: Bob Connor and Dave Evanco.

1991 record: 9-2-1, lost to Meade in region semifinals.

Returnees: Seniors Ken Findley (striker), Jerry Groves (fullback), Scott Mulkey (goalie), Chris LeCron (midfield) and Eric Daniels (fullback); juniors Erik Dahlen (midfield), Eric Distin (fullback), Jamie Hall (striker), Sean Murphy (fullback), Fred Sporrer (midfield) and Willy Sulima (midfield).

Newcomers: Juniors Mike Dietz (midfield), Jason Emory (midfield), Dan Gerben (midfield), Matt Jantz (midfield), Mike Klein (striker), Mike Sommerfield (fullback), Justin Wilde (midfield) and Scott Weaver (goalie); sophomores Andy Dziuban fullback), Keith Hare (midfield), Blake Moore (midfield), Shawn Shannon (midfield) and Mike Zeruto (fullback).

Coach's outlook: "I only have five seniors, so it's crucial that they take a leadership role. I'm positive about our chances this season because we definitely have the talent and a good nucleus of returning players. I expect to do very well, but a lot depends on how strong the other teams are. I think it's going to be a real race until the end."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Chesapeake is loaded, and if there is a "race until the end," the Cougars should be in it.

Meade Mustangs

Head coach: Mike Dey (second year).

Assistant coaches: Bill Valcarenghi and Garrett Tucker.

1991 record: 11-4, lost in 4A state semifinals to Bowie, 5-0.

Returnees: Seniors Greg Moffitt (midfield), Steve Grewe (defense), Matt Brown (midfield), Alex Dutko (midfield), Michael Remy (sweeper) and Jason Reese (stopper); juniors Andre Wise (striker), Rob Dey (striker), Richard Hegmann (defense), Matt Singleton (midfield) and Doug Jones (defense-goalie).

Newcomers: Seniors Sean Burke (midfield), Wayne Boyd (defense) and Jeff Tomlinson (defense); juniors Jason Bylsma (striker), David Lewis (goalie), Art Ross (midfield) and Ben Hamilton (goalie)

Coach's outlook: "Our seniors are really going to have to stand up and be counted, since we lost so many seniors last year. We've got some real good speed at some positions. If we can utilize that speed, it'll definitely will help us. What we lack is experience. Guys like Brown, Reese and Burke are going to have to carry the load for us."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: The Mustangs were especially hit hard by graduation, as All-Metro players Erik Washington and Bryan Mitchell departed. With a rough late-season schedule, look for Meade to finish between 7-5 and 5-7.

Arundel Wildcats

Head coach: Nick Jauschnegg (15th season).

Assistant coaches: Ben Seidenstein and John Malecki.

1991 record: 4-7-1.

Returnees: Seniors John Nichols (striker), Darren Sweeny (striker), Gary Gregory (striker), Matt Sakal (midfield), Matt Durose (defense), Chris Hoffman (defense), Mike Fiaschetti (midfield), Darren Hornick (defense), Mike Stull (defense), Dave Sommers (goalie) and Andy Touma (goalie); juniors Matt Warner (midfield) and Rob Greenip (striker-halfback).

Newcomers: Seniors Jim Taylor (goalie) and Javier Rivera (midfield); juniors Yemi Omotola (defense), Chad Schnider (defense), Brandon Agemonnone (defense), Mike Boosinger (midfield) and Steve Kane (midfield); sophomores Tom Newberry striker), Mark Chesla (midfield-defender) and Josh Turney (striker).

Coach's outlook: "I'm satisfied with the progress we're making so far -- we're showing more offensive punch than we've had in the past. We're making a lot of mental mistakes that need to be corrected, so we'll have to take it one step at a time."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Unfortunately, this will not be the year the Cats make a 180-degree turn. The 4A League is just too tough. They might be able to get out a couple of wins toward the end of the season, which would be a morale booster.

North County Knights

Head coach: Steve Malone (third season).

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