Boys soccer: Players to watch

August 31, 2011|By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Colin Bonner

Reservoir, midfielder-forward, senior

Bonner led Reservoir to the Class 3A state title. He is being recruited by programs such as Army, Lafayette, Saint Joseph's and UNC-Wilmington.

Derek Chan

Atholton, defender, senior

Chan recently returned from England as a member of the Under-16 Disney Showcase All-Star Team. He is considering Bucknell and Emory.

Mike Gamble

McDonogh, forward, senior

Gamble scored 27 goals and had eight assists last season, leading McDonogh to the MIAA A Conference final. He will attend Wake Forest.

Ricky Greensfelder

Archbishop Curley, midfielder-forward, senior

The creative attacker is looking to bounce back from a stress fracture in his shin that cut short his 2010 season. Greensfelder is being recruited by several Division I programs, including UMBC and Wake Forest.

Andrew Harris

Gilman, goalie, senior

The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year is regarded as one of the best goalies in the nation. Harris has committed to Wake Forest and will lead the Greyhounds' defense of their 2010 MIAA A Conference title.

Malcolm Harris

McDonogh, defender, senior

Harris, who can take over games from his defensive position and has played for the U.S. U-18 team, will attend Denver.

Andrew Mitchell

Loch Raven, midfielder, senior

Mitchell was named all-state first team and All-Metro second team and will control the central midfield for the Raiders. An exemplary student, he will attend Emory.

Cody Niedermeier

Broadneck, goalie, senior

Niedermeier started 17 games and made 77 saves on 85 shots in 17 games last season. He has committed to Maryland.

Jalen Robinson

Mount St. Joseph, midfielder, senior

Robinson is the area's most decorated player. He started for the U.S. Under-18 national team this summer and scored a tying goal against Mexico. Robinson is being scouted by numerous pro teams and has accepted a scholarship to attend Wake Forest.

Matt Shinsky

McDonogh, defender, senior

A fierce defender, Shinsky helped McDonogh record 15 shutouts in 25 games last season. He will play for Columbia.


Matt Allman, Perry Hall

Evan Anderson, Hereford

Casey Beyers, Arch. Spalding

Cotter Brown, Gilman

Sean Corcoran, Marriotts Ridge

Ethan Debanei, Liberty

Michael DeGraffenreidt, Loyola

Jamie Dubyoski, Loyola

Michael Dunbar, Gilman

David Endres, Hereford

Greg Hauk, North County

Joey Isaja, Mount St. Joseph

Zach Johnson, Wilde Lake

Carson Kalama, Bel Air

Josh Kufera, Hereford

Chris Lievendag, Fallston

Joe Lopez, Severna Park

Matt Madeira, C. Milton Wright

Vinny Magliano, Perry Hall

Lee Martin, Archbishop Spalding

Zach Martin, Fallston

Ethan McBryde, South Carroll

Colin Miller, C. Milton Wright

Jack Noonan, River Hill

J.P. O'Connor, Curley

Cole Strong, Severna Park

Sam Tana, St. Paul's

Peter Vorel, Centennial

Nick Voyton, River Hill

Chris White, Perry Hall

Matt Wright, Eastern Tech

Christian Wulff, Gilman

Billy Zito, Severna Park

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