1994 All-howard County Boys Lacrosse Team

June 01, 1994|By Rick Belz

COACH OF THE YEAR

* Rick Kincaid, Glenelg -- His 14th coaching season proved to be one of Kincaid's best, as the Gladiators won their first county championship since 1985. They shared it with Centennial and Oakland Mills. Glenelg (10-5) lost to Oakland Mills in the regional championship game. Glenelg graduated eight starters, including its leading scorer, and most opposing coaches did not expect such a competitive season from Glenelg. But Kincaid, ably assisted by Jim Huelskamp, was always optimistic, and lost only to Centennial in league play. Over the past four seasons under Kincaid, the Gladiators have a 37-20 record.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

* Rob Hauff, Centennial, junior, midfield -- He led the county with 170 ground balls. Hauff also scored 22 goals and had 22 assists. He was switched to midfield after playing attack last season when he scored 42 goals and had 52 assists. He had to learn faceoff technique and to play defense and did both well. His team's only captain, Hauff was the strongest and fastest player Centennial had and one of the smartest. Hauff played several games despite a sprained ankle. He led his team to a 14-3 record and the state finals, where the Eagles lost to Annapolis, 7-5.

FIRST TEAM AT A GLANCE

* Scott Baughman, Mount Hebron, junior, midfield -- He scored 25 goals and had 29 assists in 10 games. A shoulder injury shortened his season. He won 70 percent (80-for-114) of his faceoffs and scooped up 109 ground balls, including a school-record 17 against Centennial.

* Sean Buchanan, Mount Hebron, senior, goalkeeper -- He saved 70 percent (134-for-191) of the shots against him, had one shutout and in four games he allowed just one goal. He was 10-for-11 in saves against Hammond, but coach Warren Michael said Buchanan's best game was his 21-for-27 against South Carroll.

* Jeff Cordisco, Glenelg, senior, midfield -- He scored 20 goals and had 12 assists and was second on his team with 95 ground balls. Cordisco was highly respected by opposing coaches for his athleticism and stick skills.

* Chris Costantino, Oakland Mills, senior, attack -- He unexpectedly led the county with 47 goals and was a steady producer. He had four assists and 33 ground balls. His most productive game was against Edgewood when he scored eight goals.

* Greg Edell, Glenelg, sophomore, attack -- His 42 assists led the county and broke a school record. He scored 15 goals this season, including the game-winner against Mount Hebron. Oakland Mills so respected Edell that the Scorpions set up a defense to keep the ball away from him in the regional championship game, but Edell still made four assists.

* Brian Harding, Centennial, junior, defense -- He had 114 ground balls and played the other team's top midfielder. His exceptional stickwork allowed Centennial to be so successful in clearing. He received the first pass on inbounds plays and he played a critical position up top on rides.

* Matt Rainwater, Centennial, senior, defense -- "He's the best defenseman in the county," Centennial coach Mike Siegert said. "He's the best stick-handler we ever had, and plays the other team's top attackman." Rainwater rides well and had 98 ground balls and led the county's stingiest defense.

* David Saunders, Centennial, senior, attack -- He scored 36 goals and had 17 assists. Second on his team with 114 ground balls, Saunders was extremely accurate, shooting 69 percent (35-for-81). He scored a goal and had an assist in the state championship game.

* Adam Shaivitz, Atholton, senior, defense -- "He was brilliant in terms of his knowledge of the game and he made good decisions," said Atholton coach Wendell Thomas. "He knew when to be aggressive and was the player we looked for to get us out of trouble." Shaivitz, a tri-captain, had 63 ground balls and one goal.

* Chris Sheldon, Oakland Mills, senior, defense -- He was adept at picking off passes and had 32 ground balls. He led the county's second-stingiest defense. Sheldon was physically strong and aggressive.

* Matt Treese, Atholton, senior, midfield -- He scored 20 goals and had 13 assists. He had 63 ground balls. His quickness was instrumental in starting Atholton's fast breaks. And Treese, a tri-captain, had an especially hard shot.

PICKING THE TEAM

The Baltimore Sun 1994 All-Howard County Boys Lacrosse Team was selected by Rick Belz after consultation with staff writers and county coaches.

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