1995 All-Harford County soccer teams

November 26, 1995

Megan Tulley, a senior midfielder from Fallston, was inadvertently omitted from the Harford All-County girls soccer team announced recently. Tulley, who had nine goals and six assists for the 15-1 state Class 3A finalist, also was a second-team All-State selection.

Boys team

Player of the Year

Aaron Szager, Joppatowne, senior, forward: He took charge as the dominant factor for a talent-thin squad. He was a top defender, initiated much of the Mariners' offense, and was there at the finish, too, as his 24 goals led the county in scoring for a second straight year. Two of the goals were in a regional playoff win over Elkton.

Coach of the Year

Bill Jefferson, Bel Air: In his 29th season as head coach (216-125-21), he made his first trip to the state tournament, taking a predominantly junior-sophomore squad (four seniors) to the Class 3A final before losing to Centennial. During the year, 11 players scored, and no team got more than two goals against the Bobcats until the state final. In the process, he had to replace a senior veteran with an untested sophomore (who went on to play well) in goal.


First team at a glance

Jarrad DeCastro, Bel Air, senior, fullback: A two-year starter with excellent speed, he played outside and was a top marker. He had two goals and two assists.

David Dochter, John Carroll, junior, midfielder: Injured much of last year, he bounced back to play a key role and ended with seven goals and six assists.

Rob Francis, C.M. Wright, senior, fullback: He had an outstanding season as offensive fullback, leader of a very young team and marker of top opponents.

Tim Hilyard, C.M. Wright, senior, goalkeeper: The four-year starter had 113 saves and five shutouts for the county co-champs, which lost in region final.

Ryan Hoback, Fallston, senior, back: The most dependable player for the county co-champs, he had a goal and five assists and was named second-team All-State.

Paul Kelly, Fallston, junior, forward: The county's second-leading scorer had 20 goals and seven assists, including one of each in key win against North Harford.

Matt McFarlane, C.M. Wright, senior, forward: The team's top scorer with 10 goals and five assists had game-winners against North Harford and Bel Air.

Billy Nelson, Bel Air, junior, back: His booming kicks kept opposing teams at bay, and he anchored the defensive line in front of an inexperienced keeper.

Chris Roberts, North Harford, senior, midfielder: The team's best all-around player had 13 goals and three assists, and was a scoring threat with either foot.

Kevin Rosso, John Carroll, junior, back: The two-year starter, in his first season as sweeper, had a solid season, with the highlight a team win over Calvert Hall.

Ryan Renfrow, North Harford, senior, forward: An excellent athlete whose speed created scoring opportunities, he led the Hawks with 15 goals and 10 assists.

Jeff Smith, C.M. Wright, senior, midfielder: The intense speedster included the tying goal against Gilman among team runner-up seven goals and three assists.

Todd Tabor, Bel Air, junior, forward: Team scoring leader had seven goals and eight assists, including four playoff assists. He scored in state semifinal shootout.

Pete Troilo, C.M. Wright, senior, midfielder: With Renfrow, Troilo is the only first-team holdover. The All-State choice (five goals, three assists) was a high-level player all year.

Ryan Zimmerman, Bel Air, senior, midfielder: A tough competitor, who played bigger than 5-foot-5, he got a winning playoff goal and scored in the state final.

Honorable mention: Forward -- Chris Chumley, Bel Air, junior; Joe Ercolano, Fallston, junior; Matt LeMaire, C.M. Wright, sophomore; Chris Myers, Joppatowne, senior; Midfield -- Frank Bianco, Fallston, junior; Phil Gilotte, North Harford, junior; Jerold Gurrera, Aberdeen, junior; Ryan Nelson, C.M. Wright, junior; Back -- Garson Beers, North Harford, senior; Andy Haynes, C.M. Wright, sophomore; Brian Malcolm, Bel Air, junior; Brian Powell, Joppatowne, sophomore; Goalkeeper -- Adam Huber, John Carroll, junior.

Girls team

Players of the Year

Courtney Benner, Fallston, senior forward; Beth Blasi, Fallston, senior, forward: The bookend attackers complemented each other in scoring for a second straight year. What one didn't do, the other did, as they provided the 15-1 Cougars with a devastating one-two knockout punch. Benner (24 goals) replaced Blasi (22) as the county's goal-scoring leader, but Blasi led in assists with 17 to 12 for her teammate. Overall, Fallston outscored its foes, 88-2. Three-time first-team selection Blasi had career totals of 59 goals and 37 assists. Benner's two-year first-team totals were 41 goals and 20 assists.

Coach of the Year

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