The focal point of No. 1 Gilman's potent attack, Holman brought gifted skills with and without the ball to provide a consistent source of offense. The repeat first-team All-Metro selection finished the season with 39 goals and 23 assists. "Marcus is a kid who gives you every single thing he's got," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said. "It's not always pretty, but it's always effective. He's just got a complete game - he rides hard, he's great on ground balls and he helps set a tempo for us with his energy and intensity." Holman, who is set to play for North Carolina next year, had a three-goal, one-assist performance in the Greyhounds' 13-6 win over Loyola in the MIAA A Conference semifinals. He finished his three-year varsity career with 97 goals and 50 assists.
The Maryland-bound senior rarely left the field and was one of the area's finest two-way midfielders. In addition to his 18 goals and 15 assists, Holmes scooped up 95 ground balls and won 63 percent of the draws he took. "He was the heart and soul of our team and gave us so much being able to play both ends and work as our faceoff guy," McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner said. "He's very tough mentally and physically - he plays the game as hard as anybody and leads by example with how he was always able to bounce back from any adversity." Holmes enjoyed a fine three-sport career, also excelling in football and wrestling, as Hilgartner said he grew into a natural leader with all the experience he gained from playing on the various teams.
A four-year varsity player and repeat first-team All-Metro selection, Lightner thrived on the challenge of shutting down the top attackmen in the MIAA A Conference. The standout senior had everything you look for in a dominant defenseman: a tireless work rate, size, speed, takeaway skills and strong leadership. The Cardinals' defense limited opponents to just more than seven goals per contest in reaching the A Conference championship game. "He is one of, if not the best, defenseman that has played here at Calvert Hall," coach Bryan Kelly said. "He was a shut-down defenseman and great leader for us. And his overall knowledge of the game was huge - he knows what everybody out there is supposed to do." Lightner will play at Johns Hopkins next year.
Quick, fast and tough, McBride was able to influence a game in many ways for the No. 1 Greyhounds. Offensively, his quick dodges created scoring chances for him and others as he finished the season with 20 goals and 18 assists. The North Carolina-bound senior midfielder brought intensity that rubbed off on teammates. "Greg is frenetic in all the good ways," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said. "He wants to be the guy to stop an opponent with his defense ... the guy that gets the ground ball, the guy to clear the ball, and the guy that finishes the play." McBride scored the first goal in the Greyhounds' 13-7 win over Calvert Hall in the MIAA A Conference title game and finished with two goals and two assists. In three varsity seasons, he totaled 46 goals and 48 assists.
Strong, fast and athletic at 6 feet 4, McNeill brought a unique dimension to the middle of the field that opposing teams always had to account for. The junior midfielder finished with 18 goals and 14 assists, and collected 77 ground balls in helping the No. 3 Saints reach the MIAA A Conference semifinals. His season highlight came in a 10-9 win over No. 5 Boys' Latin, in which he scored three goals and added three assists - setting up the tying goal in the final minute before scoring the game-winner with two seconds left. "Mark does a lot for us in a lot of different places," St. Mary's coach Matt Hogan said. "He can dominate a game athletically, and that takes [away] so much pressure and opens things up for teammates around him." McNeill made a oral commitment to play lacrosse at North Carolina.
Early in the season, the standout senior took on added responsibility and thrived as the No. 1 Greyhounds' only returning defenseman with significant playing time the previous season. Hardworking, smart and tough, Prevas also showed versatility by playing close defense early in the season before seeing more time later as a long-stick midfielder. "He has a great spirit and a great feel for the game," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said. "He's very fluid, great on ground balls and great at creating havoc between the lines." In Gilman's 13-7 win over Calvert Hall in the MIAA A Conference championship game, Prevas scored a key goal with a long run and finish that made it 4-0 in the first quarter. Prevas was a three-year player on varsity who is set to play at Virginia next year.