Baltimore County Team-by-team

September 13, 1994|By Steven Kivinski

Arlington Baptist Eagles

1993 record: 8-4-1. Coach: Tim Hurlburt.

Top players: Andy Booker, Jr., F; Jarrad Watson, Sr., M; Allan Wicks, Sr., D; David Barlock, Sr., F.

Outlook: Arlington Baptist lost its goalie and one of its leading scorers to graduation, but their first-year coach believes he has enough remaining talent to win the Christian Schools Athletic Association. Booker and Watson are expected to lead the team on offense while Wicks anchors the Eagles' defensive unit.

Beth Tfiloh Warriors

1993 record: 7-7-1. Coach: Gabriel Baziz.

Top players: Dimitry Gorelik, Sr., M-F; Jeremy Bob, Jr., M-F; Daniel Kokotov, Jr., M; Ben Rombro, So., G.

Outlook: Baziz, a native of Morocco, is teaching the Warriors the European style of soccer and is confident that his approach will pay high dividends in the win column. "I can make this team a great team," said Baziz. "I know my stuff and the guys listen to me. I'm dedicated to them and I know I can make them better."

Calvert Hall Cardinals

1993 record: 15-2-1. Coach: Bill Karpovich.

Top players: Ryan Lachowicz, Sr., D; Ryan Smith, Sr., M; Scott Simmons, Sr., G; David Federline, Sr., F; Jeff Link, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Cardinals, whose JV team won the league title for the fifth straight year, have the talent and depth to challenge for an A Conference title but will need consistent efforts from their stars, who include Lachowicz, an All-Metro performer last year and Smith, a member of the under-17 national team. "We're strong from top to bottom," said Karpovich, whose team lost to Curley in last year's MSA A Conference final. "I don't see a weakness on our team. Usually you can exploit a weakness on a team, but I don't think they can do that to us because I honestly don't see one."

Carver A&T Wildcats

1993 record: No team. Coach: Ian Reid.

Top players: Jon Fowler, Jr., M-D; John Krol, So., M; Gilbert Wilt, So., M; Aaron Keeny, Fr., F; Kevin Iyd, Fr. G; Josh Brooks, Jr., G.

Outlook: Playing a Baltimore County varsity schedule could create some problems for a team with no seniors and only two juniors. The Wildcats' junior varsity struggled to a 1-8 record last season, but Reid has seen great improvement and enthusiasm.

Catonsville Comets

1993 record: 5-6-1. Coach: Dave Lane.

Top players: Jay King, Sr., M; Mike Medicus, Sr., D; Jerod Snedeker, Sr., D-M; Don Mitchell, Jr., D; Scott Sipes, So., G; Brett Greenwalt, Jr., D; Jesse Quinby, Jr., F.

Outlook: Lane is hoping his team's tactical style will help them advance in the playoffs, which they failed to make last season. Medicus and Snedeker can put the ball in the net but Sipes, who started in the net for the Comets' JV last year, is unproven at the varsity level and will have to step up.

Chesapeake Bayhawks

1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Jim Kuhlman.

Top players: Gene Skeens, Sr., F; John Ziegler, Sr., G; Steve Runyeon, Sr., F; Joe Rollins, Sr., F; Dominic Yori, Sr., M; Troy Schultz, Jr., D; Matt Kalb, Fr., M; Timmy Flanagan, Fr., G.

Outlook: The good news is the Bayhawks have 15 returning players, including 13 seniors. The bad news is Chesapeake didn't have a JV last year and won't again this season. Kuhlman is hoping his team will reap the benefits of the experience it gained last season and promises "an extremely smart and well-conditioned team."

Dulaney Lions

1993 record: 10-3-1. Coach: Craig Laferty.

Top players: Daren Siebert, Sr., M; Jon Leberknight, Sr., D; Mike Mainquist, Sr., F; Brian Frank, Jr., D; Booth Farwell, Jr., M; Chris Conoscenti, Sr., D.

Outlook: The Lions return 15 players and six starters back from last year's team that won the region and advanced to the state semifinals. Laferty said his team lacks a goalie and a finisher and he is still waiting for someone to step up. "We're going to have to be 11 no-names that play good team soccer," said Laferty. "We don't have any superstars, but I'm still looking for guys to emerge."

Dundalk Owls

1993 record: 10-4-1. Coach: Robert Hutsler.

Top players: Paul Gietka, Sr., M; Joe Lambert, Sr., M; Ken Eidinger, Sr., F; Chris Barrow, Jr., D; Mike Wilcox, Jr., D; Rob Ray, So., G; Matt Warble, Jr., F; Randy Fox, Jr., D; Howard Lightcap, Sr., M; Troy Franz, So., M.

Outlook: The Owls, who lost to Parkville last year in the region final, will be stronger defensively with Barrow and Wilcox playing back, but Dundalk's offense was weakened by the departure of Luke Bell and Jason Parks. Eidinger, Gietka, Lightcap and Lambert can finish, but creating opportunities for them will be the key.

Eastern Tech Mavericks

1993 record: 4-7. Coach: Pete Golodomans.

Top players: Paul Brookshire, Sr., F; Ryan Linkous, Jr., D; Jason Wallace, So., G; Brian Moore, Sr., F.

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