1996 All-Baltimore City/Baltimore County soccer teams

November 21, 1996|By LEM SATTERFIELD AND KATHERINE DUNN

All-City/Baltimore County boys soccer team

Co-Players of the Year: Giuliano Celenza, Curley, and Tom Tamberrino, Calvert Hall

?3 Coach of the Year: Bill Karpovich, Calvert Hall

FIRST TEAM

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

Giuliano Celenza ... Curley ........ Senior .... Striker

Cam Letke .......... Calvert Hall .. Junior .... Striker

Guillermo Pineda ... Patterson ..... Junior .... Striker

Brian Powell ....... Calvert Hall .. Junior .... Striker

Todd Tabor ......... Perry Hall .... Senior .... Striker

Joe Capone ......... Perry Hall .... Junior .... Midfielder

Jon Cole ........... McDonogh ...... Sophomore.. Midfielder

Darren Larocque .... Parkville ..... Senior .... Midfielder

Mike Potempa ...... Loyola ......... Senior .... Midfielder

Mike Schaeffer .... Calvert Hall ... Junior .... Midfielder

Jamey Becker ...... Curley ......... Senior .... Defender

Mike Duley ........ Calvert Hall ... Junior .... Defender

Tom Tamberrino .... Calvert Hall ... Senior .... Defender

Pablo Webster ..... McDonogh ....... Senior .... Defender

Jason Muffoletto .. Curley ......... Senior .... Goalkeeper

SECOND TEAM

Ryan Cuomo ......... Curley ........ Senior .... Striker

Greg Horst ......... Overlea ....... Junior .... Striker

Panos Karamalakos .. Dulaney ....... Senior .... Striker

Brendan Polun ...... Franklin ...... Junior .... Striker

Brett Wagner ....... Calvert Hall .. Junior .... Striker

Steve Beverage ..... Gilman ........ Junior .... Midfielder

Dave Buehler ....... McDonogh ...... Senior .... Midfielder

Jamie Cruz ......... Curley ........ Senior .... Midfielder

Damien Krzezminski.. Patterson ..... Sophomore.. Midfielder

Todd Smith ......... Loch Raven .... Senior .... Midfielder

Aaron Martin ....... Mount St. Joseph Senior ... Defender

Fred Metschulat .... Towson ........ Senior .... Defender

Rob Ray ............ Dundalk ....... Senior .... Defender

David Rose ......... Boys' Latin ... Senior .... Defender

Ryan Tolson ........ Calvert Hall .. Senior .... Defender

Marc Aqui .......... Perry Hall .... Senior .... Goalkeeper

Co-Player of the Year

Giuliano Celenza, Curley, senior, striker: A two-time All-Metro and repeat All-City/County Player of the Year, Celenza scored a single-season career-high 28 goals with nine assists, and eclipsed by 10 the school's career goal-scoring record with 77 (29 career assists). He has earned the reputation as perhaps the best player ever to wear a Curley uniform. His legacy includes four Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament final appearances -- including this year's runner-up finish -- for the No. 3 Friars (18-3) and two championships. In one game against McDonogh this season Celenza "had three guys on him and went the length of the field to score," said his coach, Pep Perrella, who credits Celenza for the Friars' scoring a school-record 65 goals this year. "I know there's not another player in the league who, when he gets the ball, some defenses go into a panic mode," Perrella said. "He can win a game in a split-second -- and I can't say that about any other high school player this year."

Co-Player of the Year

Tom Tamberrino, Calvert Hall, senior, defender: Tamberrino, an All-Metro lacrosse player, calls himself "a soccer player in a lacrosse uniform." But his coach, Bill Karpovich, calls him much more. Taking nothing away from the rest of Calvert Hall's defense, without Tamberrino the Cardinals might not be champs again. Tamberrino, who also had a goal and an assist, could steal the ball from attackersand redirect it smoothly into the opposing defense. He was critical in directing Calvert Hall's defense as a right-side marking back and primarily responsible, with help from teammate Ryan Tolson, for keeping Celenza scoreless in three games. "He was the igniter," Karpovich said. "We put him on anyone with notoriety -- Celenza, Brendan Callahan [Gilman,] Pablo Webster [McDonogh] and Jon Cole McDonogh.] He sacrificed his body and left it all on the field, but he was also very clean in his defense."

Coach of the Year

Bill Karpovich, Calvert Hall: One year after losing four league games -- disastrous by Calvert Hall standards -- 30-year coach Karpovich, 57, said he wondered if he could still communicate with today's youth. He rebounded this year with one of his most rewarding seasons, demonstrating he still has the magic touch. . This year's Cardinals (21-0-1), ranked No. 5 nationally, won their 18th MIAA A or Maryland Scholastic Association title, equaled the school record for victories without a loss (21-0 in 1986), allowed just 10 goals (third-best all-time at Calvert Hall), registered 13 shutouts (two shy of the record) and scored 88 goals (second all-time). Karpovich, a math teacher who "has never missed a day of practice or school," according to his wife of 34 years, Theo, raised his career record to 403-82-33, third nationally among active coaches.

The first team

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