Baltimore County team-by-team preview

March 24, 1993|By Lem Satterfield and Jeff Seidel

Calvert Hall Cardinals

1992 record: 8-7

Coach: Mike Thomas

Top players: Pete Hilgartner, Sr., A; Auggie Black, Sr., A; Greg Stark, Jr., M

Outlook: Calvert Hall literally has suffered some tough breaks. The Cardinals, who graduated eight starters, may have lost Black (broken wrist) for the season, and Thomas calls "day-to-day" Stark's broken wrist injury, suffered during soccer season. Hilgartner (20 goals, 20 assists) may shoulder the leadership burden early. "We've got a lot of new faces, with two sophomores battling at goalie. I'm not sure where we stand," said Thomas.

Catonsville Comets

1992 record: 8-4

Coach: Terry Lathroum

Top players: John Rehmert, Jr., G; Brian Thompson, Sr., A; Mark Stone, Jr., D; Kirk Weiskopf, Jr., M

Outlook: The Comets lost 17 seniors from the 1992 playoff squad. Five sophomores will start on a team that has just one senior. Thompson should lead a good attack, and the defense has some experience. Rehmert should do well in goal.

Chesapeake Bayhawks

1992 record: no team

Coach: Trey Gelston

Top players: Robert Smith, Soph., M; Nat Thornton, Soph., M; Chip Slumski, Jr., D; Steve Bomberg, Soph., A

Outlook: Gelston has 15 sophomores, some juniors and only one senior. The Bayhawks worked hard in preseason, and this team could do well, especially in a few years.

Dulaney Lions

1992 record: 9-2

Coach: Gary Schreiber

Top players: Tim Speno, Sr., M; Emmerich Yoder, Sr., D; Bill Siciliano, Jr., M; Dan Sherwood, Jr., A

Outlook: The Lions lost some key players from last year's state finalists, but most of the attack, defense and midfield return. Speno, who missed most of last year with a back injury, will spark the team at midfield, and Yoder should do the same on defense. Sherwood will score, and Siciliano should help. The Lions have untested goalies.

Dundalk Owls

1992 record: 3-7

Coach: Brian Tallon

Top players: Jason Howard, Sr., A; Jerry Akira, Jr., M; Jason Parks, Jr., M; Lance Lader, Jr., D

Outlook: A young, junior-dominated team. The Owls move to 2A-1A, which could be tougher. Howard will spark the offense; Parks should help the midfield. The attack is questionable, the midfield strong. Lader will pace a good defense.

Eastern Vo.-Tech Mavericks

1992 record: 4-8

Coach: Chad Roeder

Top players: Mike Mrok, Sr., A; Shane Goldstraw, Jr., M; Ryan List, Sr., M; Nathan Sammons, Sr., A

Outlook: The whole offense returns, led by Mrok (33 goals, 11 assists) and Sammons (31, 2). EVT will run four midfields as part of its 27-player roster. The defense has just one senior. Several players up from junior varsity will play on what Roeder said could be EVT's best team ever.

Franklin Indians

1992 record: 10-2

Coach: Earl Deickman

Top players: Jason Miller, Sr., M; Jason Rockel, Sr., D; Mike Wissel, Sr., A; Mark Weldon, Sr., M

Outlook: The Indians are experienced. Miller (21 goals, 18 assists) led the team in scoring last year. Rockel will lead the defense, and Weldon helps spark the midfield. Goalie Kevin Stierhoff and the defense should be stingy. The attack could be the biggest question.

Hereford Bulls

1992 record: 7-5

Coach: Dennis Sirman

Top players: Greg Breeback, Sr., A; Matt Swift, Jr., M; Anthony Radecki, Jr., G; Jamie Bateman, Jr., M

Outlook: This team should score goals; the question is whether it can stop them. Breeback (115 points last year), Swift and Bateman will lead the run-and-gun attack. Defense is the key.

Kenwood Bluebirds

1992 record: 3-7

Coach: Fred Myers

Top players: Jeff Eichelberger, Sr., A; Eric Hiltz, Jr., D; Adam Minzell, Sr., A

Outlook: The Bluebirds lack experience all over. They are loaded with juniors, but lack depth. Eichelberger and Minzell should spark the offense.

Lansdowne Vikings

1992 record: 4-6

Coach: Mike Fultz

Top players: Mike Kuhensky, Sr., A; Rich Keough, Sr., A/M; John Carter, Sr., D; Jason Lins, Jr., M

Outlook: The Vikings lost 20 players from last year. Kuhensky and Keough lead the attack and midfield, which should score. The Vikings will use three midfields, but the defense could struggle.

Loch Raven Vikings

1992 record: 8-3

Coach: Chuck Weitz

Top players: Andy King, Sr., G; Casey Sydnor, Soph., M; Tyson Su, Jr., M; Scott Hand, Sr., A

Outlook: Weitz, having moved from Milford Mill, takes over a mixed bag. King should do well in goal, and the midfield, led by Su and Sydnor, looks strong. The team lost 16 players from last year and lacks depth at midfield and defense.

Loyola Dons

1992 record: 7-6

Coach: Joe McFadden

Top players: Bill Evans, Sr., M/A; John Cusson, Sr., A; Mike Keeney, Sr., M; Brian Zeller, Soph., M; Carl Zeller, Jr., D; Dave Daniecki, Sr., D

Outlook: The Dons return seven starters, including All-American Evans, who is headed for Johns Hopkins, and Cusson, who is headed for Pennsylvania. Two 190-pound defensemen, Daniecki and Carl Zeller, are intimidating.

McDonogh Eagles

1992 record: 4-13

Coach: Jake Reed

Top players: Rob Allen, Sr., A; Travis Allen, Sr., D; Todd Markin, Jr., M; Rob LeNoue, Soph., M; Miriti Murungi, Soph., M; Mike Layden, Jr., D; Damien Schreiber, Sr., M

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