All-carroll County

Boys Lacrosse

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ryan Finch

Westminster

To say that Finch was a key reason for Westminster's success this season wouldn't do the senior justice. With astounding quickness, relentless determination and remarkable resiliency, this midfielder won 78 percent of his faceoffs (228 of 292), scooped 230 ground balls -- about three times as many as anyone else on the team -- and also was a constant scoring threat, finishing with 35 goals and 45 assists. And he did a large part of it in pain.

By the end of the season, he had suffered unspecified injuries -- possibly fractures -- to both heels, and at times was barely able to walk. He will continue his career at Division III Messiah College.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Bill McDermott

South Carroll

In his third year as head coach, McDermott led the Cavaliers to a 14-4 mark and the Class 2A-1A West regional title. His team fought to the end, taking defending state champion Parkside to four overtimes before dropping a heartbreaker in the state semifinals.

All season long, the Cavaliers made a habit of finding ways to pull out tight games, scoring one-goal victories over Glenelg, Century and Walkersville. McDermott, who is 34-13 in his career at South Carroll, gives part of the credit to first-year assistant Joe Figola, who he brought in to run the offense.

First team

Name School Class Pos.

Shane Clift North Carroll Senior Attack

Jimmy Dailey Winters Mill Senior Attack

Cody Henn Liberty Senior Attack

Pat Smith Westminster Senior Attack

Derrick Ensor Westminster Senior Midfield

Ryan Finch Westminster Senior Midfield

Dan Geary South Carroll Senior Midfield

Jason Bartee South Carroll Senior Defense

Dan Cremens Westminster Junior Defense

Kevin Hinton Liberty Senior Defense

Chris Collins Westminster Senior Goal

Travis Love Winters Mill Junior Goal

Second team

Name School Class Pos.

Joey Grimes South Carroll Senior Attack

Brent Hidey Century Senior Attack

Matt Latham Liberty Senior Attack

John Martin F. Scott Key Senior Attack

Dan Crutchfield Liberty Senior Midfield

Garrett Hill Winters Mill Junior Midfield

Mike Lewis South Carroll Senior Midfield

Cameron White F. Scott Key Senior Midfield

Mike Boyd Winters Mill Junior Defense

Jimmy Colliflower Westminster Senior Defense

Nate Eyler F. Scott Key Senior Defense

Kevin Kohri Century Senior Goal

Note -- Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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