High School Sports Boys Soccer

September 02, 2005

1. McDonogh

Last season: 20-2-2, ranked No. 1

The defending MIAA A Conference champion Eagles have reloaded with two returning Adidas All-Americans and two impressive newcomers.

2. River Hill

Last season: 15-1-1, No. 2

The Hawks return five starters and appear capable of winning a fourth straight Class 3A state title.

3. Calvert Hall

Last season: 17-4-1, No. 3

Seeking their third MIAA A Conference title in four years, the Cardinals return their goalkeeper, will be solid in the back and are a good attacking team.

4. Archbishop Curley

Last season: 18-8, No. 7

The Friars return seven starters, including three defenders and a pair of potent scorers.

5. Mount Hebron

Last season: 12-2-1, No. 5

A quartet of outstanding starters returns as the Vikings again will chase River Hill for Howard County and state title honors.

6. Loyola

Last season: 12-6-1, No. 8

Seven solid starters return as well as the area's best goalkeeper, and the Dons should possess one of the area's best defenses.

7. Severna Park

Last season: 14-5-1, No. 12

The Falcons, returning seven starters, will roll offensively and have outstanding players at goalkeeper and sweeper.

8. Eastern Tech

Last season: 16-4, No. 10

A Class 2A state finalist and Baltimore County champion last season, the Mavericks return four starters.

9. Old Mill

Last season: 18-1-1, No. 6

The Class 4A state finalist Patriots reload with two scorers, a strong goalkeeper and two defenders among six returning starters.

10. Fallston

Last season: 18-1, No. 4

The defending Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference champs return just one starter, but a strong junior class will help the Cougars continue their winning ways.

11. Mount St. Joseph

Last season: 5-9-2, unranked

Expectations run high in Irvington, with 10 seniors and four Olympic Development players ready to make a run for the MIAA A Conference title.

12. Dulaney

Last season: 11-4-2, unranked

The Lions play a challenging schedule for a public school, but with eight returning starters, they're shooting for a Class 4A state title.

13. C. Milton Wright

Last season: 11-4-1, unranked

The perennial Harford County power returns five starters and is strong down the middle.

14. Arundel

Last season: 10-6-1, unranked

The Wildcats should be tough to stop on set pieces and return five starters seeking the Anne Arundel County title.

15. Hereford

Last season: 11-4, unranked

The Bulls return eight starters, including 6-foot-6, 230-pound goalkeeper Zach Delagrange, after losing to Eastern Tech in the Class 2A North regional final.

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