Howard County Capsules High School Boys Soccer Preview

September 12, 1995|By Rick Belz

Atholton Raiders

1994 record: 6-8 overall, 2-5 league. Coach: Reg Hahne.

Top players: Ted Zingman, Sr., M; Naa K. Ewool-Robotham, Jr., M; Paul Barnes, Sr., M; Sam Lipscomb, Soph., F; Sam Salganik, Soph., D/M, Randy Greenbaum, Sr., M; Andy Walter, Jr., GK; Mehr Dhillon, Jr., M/F; Jason Green, Jr., M; Brent Hooper, Jr., D; Kyle Hubbard, Sr., D.

Outlook: "We're young and inexperienced and hoping for a .500 season," said Hahne. "The rest of the county is stronger than ever." The Raiders need to repair the big drop-off in offense last season. They went from 39 goals two years ago to 25. They were shut out four times. Zingman (six goals, four assists), who scored in five of the last six games last season, is the best scoring hope. GK Walter is an ODP state team player.

Centennial Eagles

1994 record: 15-0-2 overall, 7-0 league. Coach: Bill Stara.

Top players: Brian West, Sr., F; Ben Stephenson, Jr., D; Matt Stephenson, Jr., F; Kumi Walker, Sr., D; Matt Laycock, Jr., D; Cort Yetso, Jr., D; Cory Piette,Sr., M; Brian Otten, Jr., M; Mike McDonald, Sr., D; Andrew Peverly, Sr., M; Christian Lewis, Sr., GK; Marcus Lages, Sr., M.

Outlook: "We lost only five or six seniors and have talented players back, so we appear to be stong," Stara said. "How well we do depends how hungry we are and whether we can find the right chemistry." The roster reads like an all-star team. West and Ben Stephenson are returning first team All-Metro players, and Matt Stephenson is a second-team All-Metro player. Walker was first-team All-County. Otten and Piette were second-team All-County. Laycock, the Stepenson brothers and West have all been or are now in national ODP pools. The Eagles replace All-Metro Player of the Year goalkeeper Brock Yetso with his understudy, Lewis.

Chapelgate Christian Academy

1994 Record: 9-7-1. Coach: Rob Van Ness.

Top players: Dan Passerelli, Sr., F; Tim Corbin, Sr., GK; Zach Raymond, Sr., M/D; John Cammarano, Sr., D; Chris Davidson, Fr., F.

Outlook: Coming off its first winning season, Chapelgate has switched from the Maryland Christian Athletic League to the Christian School Athletic Association, hoping to upgrade its schedule. Annapolis Area Christian School is considered the top team in the new league. A 21-game schedule began Aug. 31 with a non-conference 3-1 win over Perry Hall Christian Academy. Chapelgate also defeated Christian Home Education Network, 4-2, in non-conference play. Van Ness has been building toward this season. It will be the school's second graduating class. Raymond is a skilled sweeper or center-halfback. Cammarano has speed and plays stopper or sweeper. Davidson is skilled and shoots with either foot. Passerelli is intelligent, aggressive and can use either foot. "We play a multi-dimensional game," said Van Ness. "We use the wings a lot to open it up, but we also use the middle. Controlled passing is our game."

Glenelg Gladiators

1994 record: 9-5 overall, 4-3 league. Coach: John Bouman.

Top players: Tony Marchegiano,Sr., M; Reginald Brown, Sr., M; Ross Hobbs, Sr., D; Aaron Shea, Sr., M; Scott Kotarba, Sr., M; Aaron Fallon, Sr., F; Tom Pope, Sr., M; Justin Benoliel, Soph., GK; George Klisas, Jr., F.

Outlook: "We've had three straight winning seasons and expect another one," Bouman said. "This is a small team but has a lot of speed. The Gladiators have four returning starters in Marchegiano, Brown, Hobbs and Shea. Marchegiano (nine goals, four assists) and Brown (eight goals, three assists) were second-team All-County forwards who have moved to midfield. Marchegiano may even wind up at sweeper. Bouman has big hopes for junior striker Klisas, whose father, Pete, is his new assistant coach. The other striker, Fallon, scored four goals last season. Sines also has a shot to start at forward. Most of the defense graduated, and both goalkeepers, who would have been seniors, elected not to play.

Glenelg County School Dragons

1994 record: 8-4-1. Coach: Sandy Bishop.

Top players: Brad Eyre, Sr., F/M; Justin Dean, Sr., D; Henry Johnsen (cr), Sr., GK; Nick Woodford, Soph., D; Phil Yom, Sr., D; Hazvinei Mugwagwa, Soph., M; Neil Fenwick, Soph., M; Bernie Dennison, Sr., F/M; Aaron Levin, Soph., D.

Outlook: The Dragons were hit hard by graduations but return four starters. Bishop is emphasizing defense and is positioning his experienced players down the middle of the field. Eyre and Dean are four-year starters. Dean will play stopper and Woodford may play sweeper. The Dragons have joined the Maryland Independent Athletic Association and will play in the C Division. "We'll be competitive in our league," Bishop said. "The offense is unproven.

Hammond Bears

1994 record: 6-8 overall, 2-5 league. Coach: Rich Corkran.

Top players: Jabari Richardson, Sr., M; Kamil Quander, Jr., F; Tom Dispenza, Sr., FB; Dave Tollick, Sr., GK; Ryan Pflugrad, Soph., D; Brandon Honza, Sr., M; Andrew Feinberg, Sr., M, Adam Eastridge, Sr., D; Jason Decker, Soph., F/M; Rory Peters, Fr., F/M.

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