All - Anne Arundel County Lacrosse

High School

May 30, 2002

BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Scott Falatach

St. Mary's

Clearly the area's most feared and potent scorer, Falatach, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior attack, led the No. 3 Saints (12-8) to the top seed in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament. Falatach scored 67 goals and had 44 assists for 111 total points despite being double- and triple-teamed in most games for the A Conference semifinalists. Falatach will take his game to North Carolina.

BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR

Mike Bellotte

Severna Park

Bellotte led the No. 10-ranked Falcons (15-5) to the first county and regional sweep since the county championship game began in 1996, winning the county regular season (11-1), the county title and the 4A/3A East regional final.The Falcons came up a goal short in pursuit of their ultimate goal, the state title, losing a 16-15 double-overtime classic to No. 9 Dulaney. Bellotte molded a talented and experienced group into a powerhouse that outscored its foes 304-147. Bellotte is 74-20 (.787) in five years at Severna Park.

FIRST TEAM

Jacob Baxter

Severna Park

The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder was relentless chasing down opposing high scorers and ground balls. Baxter scarfed up 60 ground balls in 20 games and had some of his best games against the best opponents. He had a knack for positioning himself in front of the goal to alter or block shots.

Brian Borden

Severna Park

A blue-chip faceoff specialist, Borden transferred from Mount St. Joseph for his senior year. The hard-nosed, 5-foot-9, 170-pound Borden won 75 percent (303-of-404) of his draws and was the main reason the Falcons outshot their foes 885-542. Borden, who will play at St. Joseph's University, led the Falcons in ground balls (130).

Brian Burns

Severna Park

A four-year varsity player and three-sport athlete, the 6-foot, 200-pound Burns scored 32 goals and had 22 assists in 17 games. The athletic and instinctive Burns also scooped up 78 ground balls in anchoring the Falcons' midfield. Headed to the University of Delaware to play lacrosse, Burns was often the focus of attention from opposing defenders.

Mark Collier

Arundel

One of two first-team All-County repeaters, Collier was the Wildcats' go-to guy. The senior attack was among the metro area's leading scorers with 42 goals and 43 assists, one year after his school record-breaking 112-point season. Collier is considering Bridgeton Academy in Maine.

Eric DeMunda

Broadneck

A textbook close defender, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound DeMunda, who is headed to Drexel, was a three-year starter for the Bruins. Athletic and able to run the field well, DeMunda was usually assigned to the opposing team's most physical and fast player. The senior defenseman constantly created opportunities for the Bruins in transition.

Kyle Dixon

Spalding

This powerful and speedy 6-foot-4, 205-pound midfielder is an All-County repeater after leading the No. 12 Cavs to a second straight MIAA B Conference title. The Virginia-bound Dixon scored 69 goals and had 75 assists, second in the county to teammate Derek Platt's 147 points. Dixon set a county record for career points with 389, on 193 goals and 196 assists.

Todd MacMullan

Severn

A senior midfielder who signed early with Towson, MacMullan scored 21 goals and had 18 assists with his strong, left-handed shot for the No. 6-ranked Admirals. MacMullan rarely came off the field, marking opposing midfielders, picking up 48 ground balls and unselfishly setting up his teammates.

Mike Osborne

Severna Park

Another four-year member of the Falcons, Osborne was a mainstay on attack. Just 5 feet 8, 155 pounds, Osborne maximized his quickness and superb stickwork. Playing all 20 games, Osborne led the 4A/3A state finalists in scoring with 102 points (52 goals). Osborne will play lacrosse at Lehigh University.

Steve Panos

Broadneck

This Notre Dame-bound midfielder closed his three-year varsity career with 30 goals and 21 assists for the Bruins. This is the first year that Notre Dame gave scholarships at the Division I level, and Panos was one of the first to be signed by the Irish.

Derek Platt

Spalding

A four-year attack, the 5-foot-8, 155-pound Platt teamed with Kyle Dixon to give the No. 12 Cavaliers one of the top 1-2 punches in the metro area. Platt led the county in scoring with 69 goals and 78 assists, and finished as Spalding's second all-time leading scorer to Dixon with 346 career points. Platt will play at Sacred Heart.

Billy Staines

Severn

Considered by many to be Anne Arundel County's top defenseman, the lanky, 6-foot-2, 175-pound Staines limited most foes to two points or less. A three-year starter for the No. 6 Admirals, Staines held such big scorers as McDonogh's Joe Benson and Boys' Latin's Bobby Griebe to one goal each. Named Severn's most valuable player, he will join his brother Ronnie at North Carolina.

Kip Turner

Severn

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