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j. adam Fenster⁄the gazetteThe 2006 All-Gazette Boys Soccer First Team. Front row (left to right): Kevin Seeger, Josh Zipin, George Marchant, Daniel Ankrah, Levi Houapeu, Will Vernigor, Fro Adu; back row: Alex Asare-Wassow, Alex Lee, Cooper Tilton, Neil Vranis, Player of the Year Lucas Szabo, Rodney Wallace, Edgar Lopez and Coach of the Year Mike Williams. Not pictured: Nirav Kadam.
Walter Johnson, Jr., Forward
Scored 17 goals after missing early season with broken arm, but truly stood out by scoring game-winning goals in three consecutive playoff games, leading Wildcats to state title.
Coach of the Year
Walter Johnson, 2nd year
Led Wildcats to share of state championship (with Thomas Johnson). After losing four of five games in one stretch, led team on 10-game unbeaten streak.
Fro Adu - Georgetown Prep - Sr. - Defense
George Mason signee anchored defense and led team to share of IAC title.
Daniel Ankrah - Watkins Mill - Sr. - Midfield
Speedster was engine that drove Wolverines to eight-game unbeaten streak.
Alex Asare-Wassow - Blair - Sr. - Defense
One of county’s fastest defenders able to cut off runs from opposing forwards.
Levi Houapeu - Watkins Mill - Sr. - Forward
Ivory Coast native scored 18 goals, leading Wolverines for second year in row.
Edgar Lopez - Richard Montgomery - Sr. - Goalkeeper
Meant everything to struggling Rockets, even scoring some goals himself.
Nirav Kadam - Northwest - Sr. - Forward
Fleet-footed forward led Jaguars to best season in school history.
Alex Lee - Magruder - Sr. - Forward
Arguably county’s best goal-scorer, had 19 for team in unbeaten regular season.
George Marchant - Walter Johnson - Sr. - Midfield
Second-leading goal scorer for state-champion Wildcats made crucial plays.
Kevin Seeger - Northwest - Sr. - Defense
Big center back steered stingiest defense in county, allowing only eight goals.
Cooper Tilton - Magruder - Sr. - Defense
Unheralded star shut down opponents’ top scorers all season long.
Will Vernigor - Whitman - Sr. - Forward
Small, but blazingly fast, made key run that got Vikings to regional final.
Neil Vranis - Churchill - Jr. - Midfield
Big, strong and fast, anchored most physically imposing midfield in county.
Rodney Wallace - Bullis - Sr. - Midfield
Midfielder who played like forward, led Bullis to three-way share of IAC title.
Josh Zipin - Blair - Sr. - Midfield
Playmaker in middle led Blazers to first division title since 1983.
Quince Orchard, Sr., M
Sandy Spring Friends, Sr., F
Watkins Mill, Sr., D
Gaithersburg, Jr., G
Poolesville, Sr., M
Seneca Valley, Jr., F
Magruder, Jr., M
Magruder, Sr., M
Walter Johnson, Sr., D
Wootton, Sr., M
Landon, Sr., F
Whitman, Sr., G
Paint Branch, Sr., F
Blair, Sr., F
Bullis, Jr., F
Johnny Daniels (G. Prep, Sr., M)
Kevin Dansky (Churchill, So., F)
Edwin Granados (Paint Branch, So., F)
Drew Hock (Sherwood, Fr., G)
Justin Lee (Magruder, Jr., D)
Mike Montross (B-CC, Sr., M)
Roslin Nzokou (Kennedy, Sr., D)
Ethan Price-Chu(Sandy Spring Friends, Sr., M)
ick Siebenlist (Q. Orchard, Sr., F)
Mikey Worden (Blair, Sr., M)