All-Gazette Boys' Soccer
Brian Lewis/The Gazette
Player of the Year
Kevin Dansky, Churchill, Sr., Forward
It's been a long time since one player carried a great offense in similar fashion. Absolute lightning with the ball at his feet, he scored a county-high 26 goals in leading the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season. The county's premier striker notched 41 in his final two years, leading Churchill to two 4A West Region finals.
Coach of the Year
Stephen Pfeil, Magruder, Second year
True, the Colonels played eight games they didn't win, following an undefeated state championship season a year ago. But Pfeil did a masterful job in shaping a team after the graduation of nearly all its star power. The Colonels were the county's only team to reach the state playoffs, a more impressive feat in some ways than last year's.
Tomi Adewole, Sherwood, Jr., D
Big lockdown defender anchored one of county's stingiest defenses, with just 10 regular-season goals allowed.
Ricardo Castro, Landon, Sr., D
One of most skilled players in league and Bears' best player, also providing highlights going forward.
Peabo Doue, Clarksburg, Sr., F
West Virginia-bound striker led Clarksburg to 2A West Region finals with 17 goals, 9 assists.
Mikey Funes, Blair, Sr., M
Led team in scoring. At his best in late-season games against Churchill, Northwood (game-winning assist).
Edwin Granados, Paint Branch, Sr., F
Team's leading goal-scorer since sophomore year, had hand in all but five Paint Branch goals this season.
Michael Hocker, Georgetown Prep, Sr., M
Three-year starter boasts wonderful distributing eye and speed to finish himself.
Jamie LaFleur, Churchill, Sr., D
Tall, rangy back was premier stopper, helping Churchill allow county-low seven goals during regular season.
Stephen Magliaro, Magruder, Sr., G
Most important player on county's only state qualifier, allowing 0.61 goals per game. Had 21 career shutouts.
Dillon Muise, Clarksburg, Sr., M
Playmaker for one of premier offenses in county, dished out team-high 17 assists while banging in 8 goals.
Skylar Olson, Wootton, Sr., M
Division I recruit played everywhere, but with outstanding passing ability, was at best in center of midfield.
Hugh Roberts, Good Counsel, Jr., F
Lanky forward netted 20 goals for squad that won 14 games, 11 more than in 2007.
Pablo Torrano, Walter Johnson, Sr., F
Tall but also fleet afoot, one of best finishers in county led 8-4-1 Wildcats in goals scored.
Paul Torres, Whitman, Sr., M
Maryland commit was one of most technical players in state. Strong on ball with skills beyond his years.
Ethan White, B-CC, Sr., M
Strong, fast Maryland commit dazzled on return from injury, scoring both goals in playoff win over Watkins Mill.
Victor Cabrera, Gaithersburg, Sr., F
Trojans' talented top scorer.
Fabio Cardenas,W. Johnson, Sr., M
Slight but technical distributor.
Girish Chaskar, Magruder, Sr., M
Stats didn't reflect importance.
Ryan Campbell, Poolesville, Sr., D
One of team's two stud defenders.
Malcolm Harris, Good Counsel, Fr., F
Budding star had 15 assists.
Roque Hernandez, Northwest, Sr., M
Most dynamic player for Jaguars.
Jeff Martins, Kennedy, Sr., M
Versatile, had 7 goals, 6 assists.
Jeff McDonald, Blake, Sr., M
Top unknown commodity.
Andy Reimer, Georgetown Prep, Sr., M
Playmaker in area's top midfield.
Tyler Rudy, Sherwood, Soph., M
Quick center mid, rising star.
Max Rutherford, Churchill, Sr., M
Engine had 5 goals, 5 assists.
Sam Schneider, Sandy Spring, Sr., G
D-I recruit had 41 career shutouts.
Alfredo Solano, Northwood, Sr., D
Logged 4 assists, shutout at goalie.
David Williams, B-CC, Sr., F
Explosive athlete, team leader.
Alexander Zurn, St. Andrew's, Sr., F
Lethal 6-4 athlete scored 16 goals.
Ifiok Akpandak, Magruder, Sr., D
Nadjitade Badje, Springbrook, Sr., M
Julian Nienaber, Bullis, Sr., M
Hayder Pajaro, Sr., Wheaton, G
J.J. Pezor, Good Counsel, Sr., M
Alex Pfister, Poolesville, Sr., D
Andrew Roberts, Gaithersburg, Sr., M
Elvis Serpas, Wheaton, Sr., D
Noah Sees, Churchill, Jr., G
Evan Swarth, Northwood, Sr., G