All-Gazette boys soccer
Player of the Year
Andrew Keslter, South Carroll, So., Striker
An absolute problem to opposing defenses, the sophomore striker totaled 17 goals and dished out six assists for the Class 1A state finalists. Was an All-State hnorable mention selection for the South Region champs.
Coach of the Year
Marty Stiteler, Tuscarora
After a mediocore regular season in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League's Chesapeake Conference, Stiteler led the Titans (10-7-2) through a gauntlet of determined opponents, winning five straight matches en route to capturing the Class 3A state title championship.
Misha Armacost, South Carroll, Jr., F
Teamed up with Keslter to make a dangerous duo. Scored 12 goals with four assists.
Corey Blain, Middletown, Sr., D
Knights' captain helped anchor a shutdown defense during the regular season.
Phillip Bucheimer, Middletown, Sr., F
Led Knghts offensively to regular-season MVAL Piedmont title with nine goals.
Shane Davis, Linganore, Sr., M
A solid player on both sides of the ball, tallied six goals and three assists.
Sean Duggan, Tuscarora, Sr., M
Helped solidify the Titans' midfield with a half-dozen assists.
Mike Greene, Tuscarora, So., M
Led the state champions with seven goals to go with three assists.
Mitch Kellman, Tuscarora, Sr., G
Made key saves throughout the postseason and posted a stingy goals-against average.
Taylor Kingston, South Carroll, Sr., G
Was a key element in the Cavs run to the region title and an appearance in state final.
Taylor Loosarian, South Carroll, Sr., D
Was a first team All-MVAL Blue Ridge Conference performer.
Quinn Meehan, Tuscarora, Jr., M
Rugged midfielder has a knack of always being around the ball.
Mattia Melillo, Walkersville, Sr., F
First team All-State selection booted in 14 goals. Will play at George Washington University next season.
Chase Nichols, Middletown, Sr., M
All-State player considered one of the best players in Frederick County.
Will Pfrang, Tuscarora, Sr., D
Capped his stellar career by being named second team All-State.
Brad Shortt, Walkersville, Sr., M
Helped take some of the pressure off of Melillo, scoring eight goals.
Daniel Alvarado, Thomas Johnson, Jr., M
Paced TJ with six goals.
Eric Arthur, Middletown, Sr., G
Helped lead stingy defense.
Shawn Baker, Brunswick, Sr., M
Led Railroaders with six goals.
Mario Benegas, Urbana, Sr., F
Had four goals and five assists.
Tyler Bryant, Middletown, Jr., M
Knights' midfielder scored four goals.
Zach Butt, Walkersville, Sr., D
Led the Lions defensively.
Sean Connole, SJCP, Sr., F
Led Vikes with 10 goals.
Matt Freibaum, Linganore, Fr., F
Posted seven goals and five assists in first season.
Russell Hagemann, Middletown, Sr., M
Had three goals and four assists.
Will Lane, Walkersville, Sr., G
Registered five shutouts in 2008.
Joey Penn, Urbana, So., M
Led Hawks with eight goals.
Ritchie Reyes, Tuscarora, Jr., M
Important cog for state champs.
Kevin Ruzbacki, Tuscarora, Jr., D
Steady defensive force for Titans.
Kevin Son, Walkersville, Jr., F
Dished off five assists with three goals.
Erich Dylus, Frederick, Sr., D
First-team All-Piedmont pick.
Sean Esworthy, South Carroll
Graham Ewing, Catoctin
Pedro Garcia, South Carroll
Anthony Grayson, Brunswick
E.J. Logan, Frederick
Mike Miller, Urbana
Evan McBride, South Carroll
Kevin Seymour, South Carroll
Mickey Wristley, Walkersville
Jonathan Zunita, Urbana