Wednesday, June 11, 2008

All-Gazette lacrosse: Boys First team

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Brian Lewis⁄The Gazette
The 2008 All-Gazette boys lacrosse first team. Player of the Year Michael Grossman, Tommy Whitlock, C.T. Fisher.

Player of the Year
Mike Grossman, Landon, Sr., A
Future Princeton Tiger posted team-high 69 points, including 40 goals, despite constant double teams. Used linebacker mentality to spearhead Landon’s first outright IAC title since 2004.

Coach of the Year
Matt Durkin, Good Counsel, 2nd year
Turned middling program into one of league’s best teams, reaching first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game in school history.

First Team
Jimmy Bitonti, Good Counsel, Sr., A
The ‘‘Best athlete on our team,” according to Durkin. Catholic-bound speedster was go-to guy for WCAC runner-up.

Jake Brems, Georgetown Prep, Sr., D
Big Notre Dame commit scooped 67 ground balls for IAC regular-season champ. Also recognized as U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American.

Steven Burke, Bullis, Sr., GK
Johns Hopkins-bound netminder simply kept Bullis in games this year, stopping an awesome 74 percent of shots on goal.

Brian Casey, Georgetown Prep, Jr., A
Filled shoes of last season’s Player of the Year, Ryan Shuler, with 37 goals, including triple-overtime game-winner vs. Landon.

Bennett Cord, Gaithersburg, Jr., A
Repeat first-team member was county’s most proficient finisher, racking up unbelievable 112 points, including 62 goals.

Trevor Curtin, Gaithersburg, Sr., M
Captained Trojans for second straight year, and was a force all over field, totaling 35 goals and 30 assists.

Bryce Dabbs, Good Counsel, Sr., M
Technically flawless middie had big games when Falcons needed them. Scored twice in conference final against DeMatha.

C.T. Fisher, Landon, Sr., GK
One of the top recruits in nation, future Georgetown stopper came on especially strong late in season for IAC’s top team.

Mike Flanagan, Georgetown Prep, Sr., D
Princeton-bound defender logged team-high 78 ground balls and was possibly the conference’s premier shutdown back-liner.

Jon Goldberg, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr., GK
On best team in school history, Goldberg was the driving force in net. Also made 26 saves in regional final against Wootton.

Mark Jutkowitz, Wootton, Jr., M
Long stick middie wreaked havoc on offense and defense. He has already committed to Maryland.

Jordan Montesano, Wootton, Sr., A
Heart and soul of 4A-3A West Region champs. Undersized, but quick and creative around net, with radar-like passing ability.

Josh Offit, Landon, Jr., M
Jack of all trades scored 24 goals and logged 26 assists for IAC champs. He also picked up 56 ground balls and won 37 of 48 face-offs.

Tommy Whitlock, Wootton, Sr., D
Future Division I back-liner at Fairfield (Pa.) University led 4A-3A West’s top defense.

Honorable Mention
Kyle Cissel, Churchill, Sr., A
Daniel Cohen, Walter Johnson, Jr., A
Pat Cotter, Georgetown Prep, Jr., A
A.J. Guarente, The Heights, Sr., A
Dylan Haas, Poolesville, Jr., M
Charlie Lindoerfer, Clarksburg, Sr., A
Ross Modjeska, Walter Johnson, Sr., A
Chris Pappalardo, B-CC, Jr., M
Matt Prin, Sherwood, Sr., GK
Brendan Ray, Wootton, Sr., D
Brian Shepard, Damascus, Sr., A
Connor Wielgus, Churchill, Sr., M
Brian Will, Bullis, Sr., M
Kevin Wright, Good Counsel, Sr., D
Alex Yewdell, Kennedy, Sr., A
Tristan Alleyne, Paint Branch, Sr., A
Kyle Johnson, Sherwood, Jr., A
Eric Liverman, Damascus, Sr., A
Kevin McCormick, G. Prep, Sr., M
James Patterson, The Heights, Sr., A
Andrew Poulus, Good Counsel, Sr., M
Brian Reilly, Landon, Jr., D
Yanni Rindler, Wootton, Jr., GK
Eric Schneider, Whitman, Sr., A
Henry Van Wagenberg, G. Prep, Sr., M