August 30, 1996|By Lem Satterfield

Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders

1995 record: 6-7-2.

Coach: Mike Coleman.

Top players: Vinnie Lee, Sr., F; Eric Sankewich, Sr., D; Jared Silberzhan, Jr., M; Dan Coleman, Fr., M; Gil Goodrich, Fr., M; Mike Renes, Fr., D.

Outlook: Coleman, a first-year coach whose club competes in the MIAA B Conference, will have 10 freshmen and just two seniors on his roster. "We hope to do as well as last season, but it could be a rough year," he said. "Our kids know how to play, so after this year, we should be OK."

City Knights

1995 record: 3-9.

Coach: Rick Magloire.

Top players: Tim Watkins, Sr., D; Andrew Austell, Sr., F.

Outlook: Earlier this week, Magloire, in his first season, was still hoping for more than the seven returnees to show up for practice. But he's "hoping for growth" around Watkins, Austell and Burth Lopez as the season commences.

Curley Friars

1995 record: 12-3-2.

Coach: Pep Perrella.

Top players: Giuliano Celenza, Sr., F; Ryan Cuomo, Sr., F-M; Tony Tamanini, Sr., M; Todd Clingan, Sr., M; Jamie Becker, Sr., D-M; Jamie Cruz, Sr., D; Matt Perzynski, Jr., D; Joseph Muffaletto, Jr., G; Tim Flanigan, Jr., G.

Outlook: Celenza (49 career goals, 19 assists), a two-time All-Metro pick, scored all but 10 of the Friars' 34 goals during last year's MIAA A co-championship season. He's 19 shy of the school record set by Steve Quaranta in the early 1980s. Becker, an All-City/County pick, returns to the defense. Five other starters also return. "I thought last year would be one for rebuilding, so winning was a bonus," said Perrella. "We didn't play well, offensively, so I'll be more demanding this year. Our goal is to win it all."

Forest Park Foresters

1995 record: 3-3.

Coach: Greg Kum.

Top players: Richard Peters, Sr., M-D; Damien Mitchell, Sr., M-A; Sean Gross, Sr., F; Ricardo Davis, Jr., A; Milton Mathews, Jr., D; Lamar Rhoulac, Jr., D.

Outlook: Kum saw progress over the Foresters' first season of organized soccer. "We have five starters back, and I think we'll be able to build on last year," Kum said.

Friends Quakers

1995 record: 11-9.

Coach: Peter DeSmit.

Top players: Zach Bryant, Sr., D; Garrett Smith, Sr., D; Jon Yeager, Sr., G; Mark Kelley, Sr., M; Matt Swann, Sr., M; Frank Cole, Sr., F; Jamie Hubbard, Soph., F; Jake Martin, Soph., M.

Outlook: With eight returning starters, DeSmit returns top scorer Swann, "some good skill up the middle," and should be in the thick of things in the MIAA B title chase. "But some of the kids did not come to practice in shape, and we don't have depth," said DeSmit. If the Quakers overcome those two factors, quality players should fill in around the returning corps of veterans.

Gilman Greyhounds

1995 record: 12-6-2.

Coach: Ned Harris.

Top players: Brendan Callahan, Sr., F; Adam Heaps, Sr., D; Steve Beverage, Jr., M; Tom Prevas, Jr., G; Andrew Faraone, Soph., M.

Outlook: Gilman, last year's MIAA A co-champs with Curley, graduated seven starters but return five -- including top scorer and All-City/County pick Callahan (nine goals, eight assists). Beverage returns after having played on the national runner-up F.C. Baltimore Stars. "We'll have to build everything around those two, and hope that, against the skilled teams we play, we can play tough and not be intimidated," Harris said.

Greater Grace Crusaders

1995 record: 10-5.

Coach: Patrick Lynch.

Top players: Peter Murphy, Sr., F; Bobby Moore, Sr., M; Josh Norton, Jr., D; Jediah Tanguay, Jr., D; Nate Gorham, Soph., F; Chris Moore, Soph., M; John Capello, Soph., M.

Outlook: The Crusaders, last year's Maryland Christian League runners-up, return Capello (13 goals, 14 assists) and six other starters. "We had nine freshmen last year, so the bulk of the team is back," said Lynch. "We have a lot of speed, and should be better overall."

Mervo Mustangs

1995 record: 2-8-1.

Coach: Andy Corbett.

Top players: Kamai Boyd, Sr., D; Tim Owens, Jr., G; Orien Ramaro, Soph., M-D; Redin Ramaro, Soph., F; Kenny George, Soph., M.

Outlook: Corbett sees an improvement on last year's record. "I think we can go .500," Corbett said. Redin Ramaro was last year's top scorer with eight goals, two assists. He and his brother, Orien, "have great skills," Corbett said.

Mount St. Joseph Gaels

1995 record: 9-10.

Coach: Barry Fitzpatrick.

Top players: Aaron Martin, Jr., M; Mike Floyd, Jr., M; Steve Parenope, Jr., D; Devan Spilker, Soph., G; Paul Harris, Soph., F.

Outlook: Seven players return from last year's squad, but only Spilker, a returning starter, saw significant playing time. This is the youngest team the Gaels have fielded in recent memory. "The key will be how quickly they learn to play together, and they're working hard at that," said Fitzpatrick.

Patterson Clippers

1995 record: 12-2.

Coach: Derek Maki.

Top players: Josh Sullivan, Sr., G; Alex Dosis, Sr., M; Guillermo Pineda, Jr., F; Ryan Pratt, Jr., F; Devin Shane, Jr., D; Damien Krzeminski, Soph., M.

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