June 03, 1993|By Lem Satterfield

* Mark Cornes, Gilman, Jr., Midfield -- The second-leading scorer on Gilman's squad, Cornes -- a second-team All-Metro pick last year -- keyed the Greyhounds' transition. Cornes' leadership, along with his 22 goals and 19 assists, helped Gilman to a third-place Division I finish and a season-ending No. 4 ranking.

* Bennett Dear, Boys' Latin, Jr., Defense -- A consistent crease defender whose hard checks are enough to discourage even the best attackmen, Dear will return with teammate Chris Gettman to anchor next year's Lakers squad.

* Spencer Deering, Friends, Sr., Attack -- Deering followed last year's All-Conference 30-goal, 33-assist effort by scoring 35 goals and 20 assists. He led the Quakers, last year's BB Conference champions, to the B title this season, winning the C. Markland Kelly Award for the B league. Deering is headed to the University of North Carolina.

* Ronald Foster, Forest Park, Sr., Attack -- Foster (45 goals, seven assists) could burn most defenses with his 4.5 speed, enough to open things up for teammates. The Forresters were 47-5 over three years with him in the lineup, including titles in the C and B Conferences before sharing this year's 4A-2A crown with Poly and City. The C. Markland Kelly Award winner for 4A-2A, Foster is considering Towson State or Salisbury State.

* Neal Granick, Gilman, Sr., Defense -- Granick was able to match wits and speed with most A Conference attackmen and was routinely assigned by coach John Tucker to collar the league's best offensive players. Voted the Greyhounds' Most Valuable Player, Granick is considering Ohio Wesleyan and Hobart.

* Maury La Pointe, Mount St. Joseph, Sr., Attack -- This four-year starter is a rare breed -- an attack player who also handled faceoffs. La Pointe, who is considering Loyola College and Essex Community College, had 21 goals with 36 assists despite being double-teamed and often triple-teamed.

* Chris Lewis, Southern, Sr., Midfield -- Lewis, last year's Conference Player of the Year, led the Bulldogs to the city's 3A league crown and a 3A state playoff berth. The C. Markland Kelly Award winner for the 3A league won 80 percent of his faceoffs and scored 29 goals with 17 assists, raising his school-record totals to 103 goals and 58 assists. He is considering Johns Hopkins and Goucher.

* Matt Proutt, Boys' Latin, Sr., Midfield -- Proutt, says coach Bob Shriver, "is right up there with the league's best." An honorable mention All-Metro selection last year, Proutt mixed defensive chores with winning 62 percent of his faceoffs and scoring 17 goals with 10 assists. He is headed for Avon Oldfarms in Connecticut.

* Todd Quenzer, Boys' Latin, Sr., Defense -- The point man in the Lakers' defense, Quenzer was assigned to cover the league's most potent offensive players. He combined excellent positioning, technique and physical play, helping the Lakers limit the opposition to less than four goals a game. He will attend Maryland or Towson State.

* Andy Sharretts, Boys' Latin, Sr., Midfield -- The chief cog in the wheels of the Lakers' transition game, Sharretts -- an honorable mention All-Metro pick last year -- was the top scorer on his squad with 28 goals and 13 assists. He is headed to Syracuse University.

* Lorne Smith, Gilman, Soph., Attack -- This talented youngster emerged as the Greyhounds' leading scorer with 28 goals and 18 assists, often opening things up for teammates to distribute offensive duties. His nose for the goal and a quick release made him an unavoidable obstacle in the scouting reports of opposing teams.

* Ian Vickery, Poly, Sr., Midfield -- Headed for Towson State, this four-year starter was the foundation of this year's 4A-2A league tri-champion Engineers squad. Using a split-second release, Vickery scored 28 goals with six assists and also won nearly 80 percent of his faceoffs.

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