Baltimore County Team-by-team Capsules

March 22, 1995|By Steven Kivinski and Rich Scherr

Boys' Latin Lakers

1994 record: 15-4. Coach: Bob Shriver.

Top players: Chris Turner, Sr., A; John Fuller, Sr., A; Brad Gilroy, Sr., A; Scott Adler, Sr., M; Timmy Roberts, Sr., M; Scott Hochstadt, Sr., M; Matt Swift, Sr., M; J.D. Radebaugh, Sr., M; Jason Quenzer, Sr, D; Eric Fitez, Jr., D; Ward Smith, Sr., D; John Glatzel, Soph., D; Andrew Hampson, Sr., G.

Outlook: The Lakers didn't have many holes to fill and the few that they had they patched with transfers and players from a junior varsity squad that went undefeated the past two seasons. Boys' Latin, which lost to eventual champion Gilman, 6-5, in the A Conference semifinals last season, has an explosive attack with Turner (48 assists), Fuller (43 goals) and Gilroy (50 points) and its midfield is equally potent with Hochstadt, Swift and Radebaugh. "Our strength is our numbers," said Shriver. "We seem to have enough players at every position."

Calvert Hall Cardinals

1994 record: 7-8. Coach: Mike Thomas.

Top players: Strider Dickson, Sr., G; Ryan Lachowicz, Sr., M; Steve Preis, Sr., A.

Outlook: The Cardinals graduated their entire starting defense, which should keep Dickson busy in goal. Preis and Lachowicz will anchor an offense that averaged four goals last season. "We're small and we make up for it by being slow," said Thomas, laughing. "We'll show up to play and on any given day, anything can happen."

Carver A & T Wildcats

1994 record: No team. Coach: Tom Rose.

Top players: Gilbert Wilt, Soph., A; Omar Ali, Fresh., D; Luke Deatley, Jr., D.

Outlook: This team was 5-5 at the JV level last season and will take its first dip into a tough county schedule. The Wildcats are thin, especially at midfield, but should improve throughout the season.

Catonsville Comets

1994 record: 10-3. Coach: Warren Como.

Top players: Kris Lindh, Sr., A; Kevin Gemmell, Jr., A; Gene Hart, Sr., A; Andrew Davis, Sr., M; Steve Phipps, Sr., M.

Outlook: The Comets should score plenty of goals, but the key to their success will be defense. They lost most of their defensemen from last year's team -- which lost to Towson in the regional finals -- and none of their three goalies has varsity experience.

Chesapeake Bayhawks

1994 record: 3-7. Coach: Richard Cole.

Top players: Jason Perkins, Sr., A; Jake Lewis, Sr., M; Kevin Calebaugh, Sr., M; Nat Thornton, Sr., D.

Outlook: The Bayhawks have improved steadily in each of their first two years on the varsity level, and this season should be no different. They have 17 seniors and some good talent, especially at midfield and attack. If things go well, Chesapeake should break the .500 mark.

Dulaney Lions

1994 record: 12-3. Coach: Gary Schreiber.

Top players: Carey Taylorson, Jr., M; Chris Gray, Sr., M; Todd Prager, Sr., M; Booth Farwelle, Jr., A; Joe High, Jr., A; Jeff Brooks, Jr., G; Jeff Champney, So., G; Mike Nelson, Sr., D.

Outlook: Despite losing two of their top attackmen and midfielders, the Lions again look to be in good shape, thanks in part to Calvert Hall transfer Taylorson. Schreiber said the defense, midfield and goalie positions look strong, but the attack is young and inexperienced. If Dulaney can score goals, it could be in for another big year.

Dundalk Owls

1994 record: 8-3. Coach: Brian Tallon.

Top players: Travis Williams, Soph., M; T.J. Sroka, Soph., A; Dave Parker, Jr., G; Paul Geitka, Sr., M.

Outlook: Dundalk is young, but very talented. Williams returns after leading the team in scoring as a freshman and Sroka is strong on the attack. Despite losing 10 of 17 players from last year, the Owls filled those positions well and should be in for another strong campaign.

Eastern Technical Mavericks

1994 record: 5-6. Coach: Chad Roeder.

Top players: Doug Johnson, Soph., A; Rodney Huddler, Sr., M; Marc Phillips, Soph., A.

Outlook: The Mavericks have a young, but talented, offense. The big factor in determining their success, however, will be the defense. Every defenseman graduated from last year's team. If all goes well, they should be around the .500 mark.

Franklin Indians

1994 record: 7-5. Coach: Earl Deickman.

Top players: Ken Weagly, Sr., D; John Wissel, Sr., A; Pabs Thongsy, Sr., A; Chris Ropach, Sr., M.

Outlook: The Indians are thin and very inexperienced, but still could make their mark. They return one starter on both the defense and midfield, and two on the attack. Deickman expects his team to improve over of the season and maybe even win enough to make the regionals.

Hereford Bulls

1994 record: 9-4. Coach: Whit Morrill.

Top players: Chris Mackert, Sr., A; Shawn Beck, Sr., A; Brian Nabet, Sr., A; David Lock, Sr., M; Steve Noel, Sr., M; Brian Cox, Sr., M; Curtis Gilbert, Soph., D; Jeff Griest, Jr., D.

Outlook: A talented attack and a nine-deep midfield will try to make up 180 points in lost offense. Morrill is "cautiously optimistic," saying that his team doesn't have superstars but is strong across the board.

Kenwood Bluebirds

1994 record: 6-7. Coach: Bill Lader.

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