1996 All-Arundel County soccer teams

November 21, 1996|By PAT O'MALLEY AND BILL FREE

All-Anne Arundel boys soccer team

Player of the Year: John Svec, Broadneck

D8 Coach of the Year: Rick Carlson, Archbishop Spalding

FIRST TEAM

Name .............. School ........ Year ....... Position

Mark Holmes ....... Broadneck ..... Senior ..... Forward

Shurland Murren ... North County .. Senior ..... Forward

Brian Wright ...... Spalding ...... Junior ..... Forward

Josh Booth ........ Southern ...... Junior ..... Midfield

Justin Fohl ....... Arundel ....... Senior ..... Midfield

Brad Limbacher .... Broadneck ..... Senior ..... Midfield

Jimmy Traylor ..... Severna Park .. Senior ..... Midfield

Kevin Angelis ..... Spalding ...... Senior ..... Back

James Gillespie ... Glen Burnie ... Senior ..... Back

Saul Pollack ...... Chesapeake .... Senior ..... Back

Jon Purdy ......... Meade ......... Senior ..... Back

Reid Shaklee ...... Severna Park .. Sophomore .. Back

Justin Wells ...... St. Mary's .... Senior ..... Back

Reb Beatty ........ Spalding ...... Junior ..... Goalkeeper

John Svec ......... Broadneck ..... Senior ..... Goalkeeper

SECOND TEAM

Oscar Alfaro ...... Annapolis ..... Junior ..... Forward

Brian Dennstaedt .. AA Chr'tian School Senior .. Forward

Mark Stockman ..... Old Mill ...... Senior ..... Forward

Steve White ....... Meade ......... Senior ..... Forward

John Williams ..... Broadneck ..... Senior ..... Forward

Kevin Burk ........ Spalding ...... Senior ..... Midfield

Adam Young ........ Severna Park .. Junior ..... Midfield

John Parisi ....... Broadneck ..... Sophomore .. Midfield

Sonio Proserpi .... North County .. Senior ..... Midfield

Nick Smith ........ Meade ......... Senior ..... Midfield

Greg Tyson ........ Northeast ..... Junior ..... Midfield

Erik Kittle ....... Chesapeake .... Senior ..... Back

Brian Lima ........ Arundel ....... Junior ..... Back

Bernie Edwards .... Severna Park .. Sophomore .. Back

Matt Miletich ..... St. Mary's .... Senior ..... Goalkeeper

Coach of the Year

Rick Carlson, Archbishop Spalding: Carlson transformed the Cavaliers from league doormat to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoff team. The fifth-year coach's patience and optimism during a 1-16-1 season in 1995 led to an overall 10-8 record and the fourth seed in the A Conference playoffs this year. After being hammered 7-1 by Calvert Hall in a 2-5 start this season, the Cavaliers went 5-2 in the conference, including a 2-1 double-overtime loss to the Hall. Then, in the league semifinals, the Cavs and Calvert Hall 21-0-1 met a third time -- with Spalding giving the eventual champion all it could handle before bowing, 1-0. The former Severna Park All-Metro halfback (1980) was 10-55-2 in his first four seasons. "We needed to learn to play together after losing a lot of close games" in '95, said Carlson. "We have guys with a lot of club experience, and it was matter of gaining confidence. I knew how tough it would be in the A Conference, but we've never considered moving down."

Player of the Year

John Svec, Broadneck, senior, goalkeeper: Svec, just the second goalkeeper named county player of the year (the first was Severna Park's Warren Westcoat in 1985), was the physical and vocal leader of the county champion Bruins (13-1 overall). With a county-best 11 shutouts (including 2-0 over Class 4A finalist Severna Park and 1-0 in overtime against Glen Burnie in the county championship game) and .956 saves percentage, the 6-foot-3 Svec allowed only four goals. "John ran our defense and made the big saves when he had to," said coach Jon Braun. No. 4 ranked Mount Hebron, Class 3A region finalist, was the only team to get a game-winning goal past Svec -- a penalty kick in a game in which he made 13 saves.

The first team

Kevin Angelis, Archbishop Spalding, senior, back: Fundamentally sound, Angelis was an outstanding sweeper and leader on the young Cavaliers. "Kevin gave our defense stability," said coach Carlson.

Reb Beatty, Archbishop Spalding, junior, goalkeeper: A broken wrist kept Beatty out of the first six games, and Spalding won only twice, giving up 17 goals. After his return, the Cavs went 8-4, including the two tough losses to Calvert Hall and a one-goal defeat to A conference runner-up Archbishop Curley. Beatty posted three shutouts and, Carlson said, "kept us in games with his athletic ability." Beatty had 93 saves and 13 goals-against in 12 games.

Josh Booth, Southern, junior, midfield: A tremendous finisher, Booth scored eight goals and had two assists on a 4-9 team. First year head coach, V. J. Keith said that "it was a tribute to Josh" that the team, which lost five one-goal games, "nearly won a few more." Very good ball skills and the ability to distribute earned honors as one of only four underclassmen on the Coaches All-County team.

Justin Fohl, Arundel, senior, midfield: A heady player, Fohl was, in the words of coach Nick Jauschnegg, "very consistent, made few mistakes, was an excellent distributor and played great defense." Fohl scored two goals and two assists as the leader of a 9-6 region semifinalist.

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