1999 Fall Sports Preview

Boys Soccer

September 02, 1999|By Kevin Eck

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Arlington Baptist Eagles

Coach: Glenn Teixeira

Outlook: The Eagles are rebuilding after the graduation of five starters. Freshman forward Paul Rattray has impressed new coach Teixeira.

Beth Tfiloh Warriors (1-9-2)

Coach: Howard Burkom

Outlook: After losing five games by one goal with no seniors last season, Burkom is hoping having seven seniors will turn those decisions around this season.

Boys' Latin Lakers (7-12)

Coach: Butch Maisel

Outlook: After missing the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference playoffs for the second straight year after nine straight appearances, Maisel is optimistic about a comeback.

Calvert Hall Cardinals (12-9-1)

Coach: Andy Moore

Outlook: After slipping a notch last season, the traditional power looks to get back on top. Five starters, led by senior midfielder Mike Joseph, return for a deep squad that figures to challenge the top MIAA teams.

Carver A&T Wildcats (2-10)

Coach: Ian Reid

Outlook: The Wildcats are shooting for a .500 season. Sophomore striker Vlad Smolkin heads the list of returnees.

Catonsville Comets (4-9-1)

Coach: Dave Lane

Outlook: After some lean years, it appears the Comets could turn things around this season. Seven starters return, led by senior striker Brian Heldmann, last season's leading scorer.

Chesapeake Bayhawks (6-7)

Coach: Bob Hallet

Outlook: The Bayhawks return seven starters, but they are young; 14 players are freshmen or sophomores. Chesapeake figures to score some, but defense is a question mark.

Dulaney Lions (11-2)

Coach: Steve Shaw

Outlook: Despite having graduated 12 seniors, the Lions have talent. Junior Jonathan Newton, the team's second-leading scorer last season, and senior Steve Toutsis will be called on to step up on offense.

Dundalk Owls (7-8)

Coach: Geoff Holland

Outlook: This could be the year the Owls run at the county championship. Heading the list of eight returnees is senior midfielder Steve Custer, whom Holland believes has All-State potential.

Eastern Tech Mavericks (9-6)

Coach: Peter Glaudemans

Outlook: His team's work ethic and chemistry has Glaudemans optimistic. The Mavericks, who suffered all one-goal losses last season, are led by seniors Matt Bukowski (goalie), Brandon Brookshire (striker) and Matt Alt (midfield).

Franklin Indians (13-3)

Coach: Larry Meekins

Outlook: Five starters return for the defending Baltimore County champs and region finalists. The offense, led by junior striker Chris Borcik, figures to again be strong.

Hereford Bulls (8-6)

Coach: Glenn Quinn

Outlook: The Bulls return four starters from last year's Class 1A state semifinalists. Quinn said he is even more confident in his team's abilities this season.

Kenwood Bluebirds (7-6)

Coach: Derek Maki

Outlook: Maki, last year's JV coach, takes over for Carroll Hess, who stepped down after 36 seasons. Maki, high on goalkeeper Chris O'Leary, believes the team could contend in its division, but he is still searching for a go-to attacker.

Lansdowne Vikings (2-7-2)

Coach: David Stovenour

Outlook: After consecutive two-win seasons, Stovenour is expecting significant improvement. Senior Roy Wenck and junior Tom Noble anchor what figures to be a strong defense.

Loch Raven Raiders (7-6)

Coach: Joe Fiedler

Outlook: The Raiders are rebuilding -- 15 of 21 players have no varsity experience.

Lutheran Saints (0-18)

Coach: Ed Morris

Outlook: Dropping from the MIAA B Conference to the C Conference should get the Saints into the win column. Mainstays include senior striker Ben Calvert and juniors Peter Miller (halfback) and Derek Baumgardner (fullback).

Loyola Dons (14-6-1)

Coach: Don Kraft

Outlook: The Dons return seven starters and expect to have a strong defense led by junior Mike Lookingland, senior John Alecci and junior goalkeeper Shawn Huth. Loyola figures to be in the hunt for an MIAA A Division title.

McDonogh Eagles (22-3-1)

Coach: Steve Nichols

Outlook: The Eagles return seven starters from their first MIAA A Division championship team, including All-Metro striker Kaiser Chowdry and sophomore striker Devin Barclay. Goalie Cam Thompson also returns after missing all of last season with an injury.

Milford Mill Millers (2-10)

Coach: Jay Cranston

Outlook: Cranston, an assistant coach on the girls team last season, takes over a squad that graduated just two seniors and has several promising freshmen. Cranston said he is still teaching fundamentals, but he expects an improvement on last season's record.

Mount Carmel (13-5-1)

Coach: Brian McGarren

Outlook: Mount Carmel has its team intact from last season and is the overwhelming favorite to win the MIAA C Conference title. Leading the way are all-conference players Eric Augustine (midfielder) and goalkeeper Darrick Muchla.

Overlea Falcons (10-4)

Coach: Shawn Tormey

Outlook: Five starters return, including Patrick Letts, who anchors what should be a solid defense. Tormey said he expects the Falcons to be at least as competitive as last season, although the just two seniors made the squad.

Owings Mills Eagles (5-5-2)

Coach: Rick Pizarro

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