June 03, 1993|By Steven Kivinski

* Jon Cusson, Loyola, Sr., Attack -- Cusson emerged as one of MSA A Conference's most feared attackmen. With 40 goals and 34 assists, he played a major role in helping the Dons earn a berth in the conference final. "He was so quick he was able to leave any man he faced in a one-on-one situation," said Loyola coach Joe McFadden. "It took some zone defenses in the latter part of the season to slow him down." Cusson, 5 feet 8, 150 pounds, will attend the University of Pennsylvania.

* Dave Daniecki, Loyola, Sr., Defense -- After playing crease defense as a junior, Daniecki -- the area's best 189-pound wrestler -- not only accepted his role as close defenseman but excelled at the position and was voted the team's Most Improved Player. "He is extremely aggressive and awfully strong," said McFadden. "He carries the one-on-one attitude of wrestling onto the lacrosse field." He's headed for Penn State, where he will play lacrosse.

* Patrick Doyle, St. Paul's, Sr., Defense -- A physical player and an intense competitor, Doyle used his 6-2, 215-pound frame to its fullest extent. "He's a physical player who runs the show on that end of the field," said St. Paul's coach Mitch Whiteley. "There were a number of players that he left talking to themselves by physically manhandling them. He was able to take a number of offensive players completely out of their game." He will attend Duke.

* Bill Evans, Loyola, Sr., Midfield -- Evans' highly developed left-handed shot made him difficult to stop once he decided to go to the goal. His 43 goals and 22 assists put him among MSA A Conference scoring leaders and gave him 139 career points. "He really altered his game to include everyone else to a greater extent," said McFadden. "He would draw the attention of the defense and then distribute the ball." He will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall.

* Michael Ford, Towson, Sr. Attack -- Despite rarely playing more than two quarters a game, Ford produced 34 goals and 38 assists for the Class 1A-2A state champion Generals (12-0). "Mike has been the well we've always gone to," said Generals coach Randy Dase. "He's been the franchise player the last two years." Ford is headed to Loyola College.

* Sean Keenan, St. Paul's, Sr., Goalie -- Keenan anchored a veteran defense that yielded a little more than six goals a game. When he wasn't busy running the clears for the Crusaders, he had his hands full gathering 181 saves. "He always came through at the end for us," said Whiteley. "With the style of offense we run we give up the ball a lot and other teams would dominate time of possession, but we would just let them shoot so we could get the ball back."

* Mike Keeney, Loyola, Sr., Midfield -- His 25 goals and 21 assists made him the Dons' third-leading scorer, but it was his defense that helped Loyola reach the conference final. "He consistently became the guy we counted on as the season progressed," said McFadden. Keeney is headed for Loyola College.

* Mac McCulloch, St. Paul's, Sr., Defense -- At 6-1, 200 pounds, McCulloch was one of the area's biggest and best finesse players. A great ground-ball man with advanced stick skills, he was a key part of the Crusaders' clearing team. "He was a very good off-ball player," said Whiteley. McCulloch will attend Johns Hopkins.

* Tucker Radebaugh, St. Paul's, Soph., Attack -- The left-handed underclassman finished with 30 goals and 41 assists and was the second-leading scorer in the MSA A Conference with 25 goals and 36 assists. "He's a big-time player," said Whiteley. "I can't see any sophomore who comes even close."

* Tim Speno, Dulaney, Sr., Midfield -- This Duke-bound senior finished with 13 goals and 29 assists. "He had a strong desire to win and he provided a young team with a lot of leadership," said Lions coach Gary Schrieber. "He's just an overall good ballplayer. He doesn't have the fastest shot but he has great field sense and he doesn't make many mistakes."

* Ben Strutt, St. Paul's, Sr., Midfield -- Strutt was one of the area's top defensive midfielders. In addition to his 15 goals and nine assists, he led the Crusaders in ground balls and used his speed from wing to help St. Paul's dominate the faceoffs. Strutt will attend Princeton.

* Karl Zeller, Loyola, Jr., Defense -- Zeller (6-0, 195) made life miserable for some of the league's top attackmen. "He has an extremely aggressive attitude and he throws checks to stop a guy dead," said McFadden. "When he throws a check, he'll hurt you."

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