Calvert Hall leads way with five players named to first team 1992 ALL -BALTIMORE COUNTY/CITY BOYS SOCCER TEAM The first team

November 23, 1992

* Ian Wildey, Towson, Jr., striker -- Wildey, a member of the state's Olympic Developmental Program, was the Generals' leading scorer (16 goals, seven assists). Among the county's most skilled players, Wildey gave the Generals a 1-0 lead 1:40 into a 3-1 Region II semifinal loss to Oakland Mills.

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* Jeremy Baker, Calvert Hall, Sr., striker -- Baker (18 goals, six assists) began the season as perhaps the area's most underrated player -- defensively as well -- but withstood pressure as the returning starter from last year's Cardinals. He combined skill with speed and hustle while being double-marked, opening the door for teammates to score.

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* Antonio Celenza, Curley, Sr., striker -- Slowed by an ankle injury early in the season, Celenza (20 goals, four assists) -- an honorable-mention All-Metro last year -- came on in the end, scoring four goals in a 5-2 come-from-behind MSA semifinal win over Gibbons.

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* Eric Branham, Calvert Hall, Jr., midfielder -- Of Branham (six goals, three assists), coach Bill Karpovich said, "He could be the best in the MSA before he's done." Branham, showing no effects of a leg injury that caused him to miss the majority of last season, played at a high level at both ends of the field.

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* Steve Wojociechowski, Gibbons, Jr., midfielder -- On a Crusaders' squad that reached the MSA semifinal for the first time in the school's history, Wojociechowski (11 goals, 15 assists) combined a rugged, physical game with finesse and skill.

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* Mike Gizzi, Curley, Sr., midfielder -- With 11 goals and five assists, Gizzi was the catalyst to the Friars' transition and skillful, short-passing game. The veteran was the calming force throughout the season for third-ranked Curley (17-2).

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* Matt Tirschman, Overlea, Sr., midfielder -- Voted Baltimore County's best player by 4A-3A and 2A-1A coaches, Tirschman )) (11 goals, nine assists) led Overlea (11-2-1) to the 2A-1A county title and a Region II runner-up finish. His defensive skills helped the Falcons to 10 shutouts.

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* Jason Matthew, Calvert Hall, Sr., stopper -- In addition to meeting opposing strikers head-on, Matthew, who scored one goal, handled most marking chores and held Curley's Antonio Celenza scoreless in the MSA A Conference title game.

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* Mike Spath, Calvert Hall, Sr., sweeper -- Spath, a member of last year's junior varsity championship squad, had the task of replacing All-Metro Mike Barger. He was a steady decision-maker, distributing well and scoring a goal in the Cardinals' record-breaking 14th shutout, 1-0, over St. Paul's.

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* Chris Ivins, Curley, Sr., stopper -- A dominant defender with the skills of a striker, the 6-foot-2 Ivins is a danger to score either in dead-ball or unsettled situations while being quick enough to get back and help the Friars to a school-record 12 shutouts.

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* Mike Liggins, Catonsville, Sr., sweeper -- A two-time first-team All-County coaches' pick, and a two-time first-team All-State selection, Liggins moved from striker (14 goals, two assists last year) to the defense and led the 5-7 Comets with eight goals, four assists this year.

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* Eric Blunt, Calvert Hall, Sr., goalkeeper -- After a season of anchoring the junior varsity to a championship, Blunt started in -- 19 games, giving up four goals with 15 shutouts -- both school records.

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