Varsity All-harford County

December 14, 2008


Boys Player of the Year

Dominic Welsh, Fallston

Welsh, who finished with 21 goals and four assists, creating match-up problems for opponents as he led Fallston to the state final.

Fallston coach Chris Hoover credits the senior with providing leadership. Welsh came up big all season and scored the tying goal against Tuscarora in the state championship game.

He had a season-high four goals against Patterson Mill on Sept. 5.

"Dominic Welsh continued his outstanding effort up front for us with multiple game-winners, attacking several defenders, providing an attacking threat every time he touched the ball," Hoover said.

Boys Coach of the Year

Chris Hoover, Fallston

Hoover guides one of the top programs in the state, as Fallston made its 12th state tournament appearance this season, losing in penalty kicks in the Class 3 final against Tuscarora. Fallston finished 16-3.

The Cougars had one of the most balanced teams in the area and were equally effective scoring goals and defending. Hoover guided an experienced team that started eight seniors.

The Cougars started the season with seven consecutive wins and continued to get better as the season progressed.

"We set our expectations high. I tell my players that too many times in life do people set their goals too low and accomplish them. We will set ours higher and shoot for the stars," Hoover said. "Our system of play has been an advantage for us, and the players have really bought into that system."

Hoover, who has been head coach at Fallston for eight years, notched his 100th career win this season.

Boys Team

Eric Croucher Fallston senior forward

Mike Krebs C. Milton Wright senior forward

Dominic Welsh Fallston senior forward

Pat Maher John Carroll senior midfielder

Ben Tritsch Bel Air senior forward

Julian Cadenas C. Milton Wright senior midfielder

Derek Vogel C. Milton Wright senior midfielder

Dereck Williams Aberdeen senior midfielder

Gabe Kuhn John Carroll junior defender

Sean Lanahan Bel Air senior defender

Tommy Murphy John Carroll senior defender

Kirk Fromille Fallston junior goalie

Note: Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

Girls Player of the Year

Monica Fischer, Fallston

The dynamic senior closed out a fine four-year career by leading the Cougars (17-1) to a runner-up finish in Class 3A along with a second straight undefeated regular season. The team captain was lethal on the offensive third, bringing intensity, speed and ball skills that put constant pressure on opposing defenses. With a knack of knowing when to finish off chances or find open teammates, the two-time All-Metro first-team selection finished the season with 16 goals and 19 assists. She will play at Johns Hopkins next year.

Girls Coach of the Year

Alyson Cammann, Fallston

The Cougars enjoyed an undefeated regular season, their second straight Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship and a runner-up finish in Class 3A, winning 17 straight games before falling to Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 2-0, in the title game. Cammann, in her second season, got the most out of a senior-laden team that played as a cohesive unit. Working alongside assistant coach Mark Hannahs, who she calls the team's second head coach, the Cougars have gone 33-2-1 in the past two seasons.

Girls Team

Jill Dozier Fallston Senior Forward

Monica Fischer Fallston Senior Forward

Mel Lookingland John Carroll Junior Forward

Andrea Siedlarczyk Aberdeen Junior Forward

Jen Bon North Harford Senior Midfield

Julia Brown C. Milton Wright Senior Midfield

Brittany Dashiell John Carroll Senior Midfield

Penelope Fantis Fallston Senior Midfield

Jen Snyder Bel Air Junior Midfield

Molly Stryker C. Milton Wright Senior Defense

Taylor Zimmerman John Carroll Senior Defense

Marissa Hyde Fallston Senior Goal

Note: Team selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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