Perry Hall's Dunkerton savors '93 1993 ALL-BALTIMORE COUNTY BOYS LACROSSE TEAMS Player and Coach of the Year

June 03, 1993|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Despite his team's successes on the lacrosse field this rTC spring, Perry Hall coach Bill Dunkerton refuses to call the 1993 season his most satisfying. To do so, he believes, only would tarnish his relationship with former players whom Dunkerton holds in high esteem.

But, that's not to say he won't savor the memories of his team' first victory over Baltimore County's perennial power Dulaney or the Gators' first berth in the state finals.

"I've had a lot of good memories coaching and I've coached a lot of outstanding young men over the years, but it's going to be pretty tough to beat the memory of beating Dulaney," said Dunkerton, The Baltimore Sun's Baltimore County Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

"To take the kids up to that point where we beat them the first time was tough, but we got them past those things and made them believe that they really were good enough to beat them."

The Gators (15-1) beat Dulaney, 11-7, in their first meeting and then hung on to defeat the Lions, 9-8, for the Class 3A-4A, Region III championship. In the state playoffs, they defeated North County before losing to eventual two-time state champion Broadneck.

St. Paul's senior midfielder Mike Watson also has some savoring to do. Despite his team's unfortunate finish, Watson -- The Baltimore Sun's Baltimore County Player of the Year -- says he'll still be able to look back on his high school career with great pride.

Watson led all Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference scorers with 40 goals and 34 assists, which put him third on the St. Paul's all-time scoring leader's list with 222 points. He also was a member of a team that claimed back-to-back conference titles and built a 34-game winning streak before losing its last two games this year.

"It was pretty disappointing the way the season ended because we hadn't lost a game in two years until the last two games," said Watson, who will join former teammate Tim Whiteley next season at the University of Virginia. "The only goal I had was the same one that we had as a team and that was to get into the playoffs and then win the championship.

"It would have been a lot worse if I hadn't won a championship before, but looking back, not a lot of people have won two in a row."

Watson, who last month received the C. Markland Kelly Award that is given annually to the best lacrosse players in the MSA, amazed even his coaches with his brilliant stickwork and no-look passes.

"He's the best high school lacrosse player around," said Crusaders coach Mitch Whiteley. "He led the MSA in scoring, and drawing as much attention as he did, that's phenomenal. Every team has one good defenseman and he would always draw that top guy and he still did a heck of a job."

1993 TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Name ....... ....... School ....... Year ....... Position

Jon Cusson ......... Loyola ....... Senior ..... Attack

Michael Ford ....... Towson ....... Senior ..... Attack

Tucker Radebaugh ... St. Paul's ... Sophomore .. Attack

Michael Watson .... St. Paul's ... Senior ..... Attack

Bill Evans ......... Loyola ....... Senior ..... Midfield

Ben Strutt ......... St. Paul's ... Senior .... Midfield

Mike Keeney ........ Loyola ....... Senior .... Midfield

Tim Speno .......... Dulaney ...... Senior .... Midfield

Mac McCulloch ...... St. Paul's ... Senior .... Defense

Patrick Doyle ...... St. Paul's ... Senior .... Defense

Karl Zeller ........ Loyola ....... Junior .... Defense

Dave Daniecki ...... Loyola ....... Senior .... Defense

Sean Keenan ........ St. Paul's ... Senior .... Goalie

Coach of the Year: Bill Dunkerton, Perry Hall

Player of the Year: Michael Watson, St. Paul's

SECOND TEAM

Name ....... ....... School ....... Year ....... Position

Greg Breeback ..... Hereford ...... Senior ..... Attack

Nick Cowan ....... Perry Hall ..... Junior ..... Attack

Barry Heddings ..... Towson ....... Senior ..... Attack

Matt Weiner ......... Park ........ Senior ..... Attack

Jamie Bateman ..... Hereford ...... Junior ..... Midfield

Ben Donovan ........ Towson ....... Senior ..... Midfield

Spencer Ford ....... Towson ....... Junior ..... Midfield

Matt Swift ........ Hereford ...... Junior ..... Midfield

Mike Cavaselis ... Perry Hall .... Sophomore ... Defense

Emmerich Yoder ..... Dulaney ...... Senior ..... Defense

Joe Perriello .... Calvert Hall ... Junior ..... Defense

Ryan Pancake ..... Perry Hall ..... Senior ..... Defense

Andy King ........ Loch Raven ..... Senior ..... Goalie

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