Player of the Year: Chris Agorsor, McDonogh
Agorsor entered the season viewed
by many as the top high school soccer
player in the nation, and he did not
Despite appearing in only 15 of
McDonogh's 24 games because of a
hip injury,Agorsor still scored 24 goals
and had eight assists. He also scored a
goal in McDonogh's 3-0 victory over
Archbishop Curley in the Maryland
Interscholastic Athletic Association A
Conference championship game.
Set to graduate a year early, he
totaled 50 goals and 19 assists in a
career that spanned two and a half
seasons. Agorsor,who has a 3.9 grade
point average, was routinely double-teamed
by his opponents' best
defenders, but he still managed to be
the most potent player on the field. He
was also a first-team All-Metro pick last
Agorsor decided to finish high
school in three years because he has
the opportunity to pursue a
professional career overseas. He has
received professional offers from
Newcastle United, Queens Park
Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur from
England; Ajax and PSV Eindhoven
from Holland; Sevilla from Spain;
Partizan Belgrade from Serbia; and
Juventus from Italy, according to
McDonogh coach Steve Nichols.
Agorsor has earned time with both
the United States Under-18 and
Under-20 National Teams this year. He
had an assist for the Under-18 men in a
3-1 loss to Turkey in October.
Oumar Ballo, Archbishop Curley
Ballo was one of most physical
defenders in the state and lost few
challenges in the air.Another one of Ballo's
strengths is his ability to recover after
moving forward. The sophomore routinely
shut down the opposing team's most
"Oumar loves playing soccer and gives
maximum effort every day on the practice
field as well,"Curley coach Barry Stitz said.
"I'm already getting inquiries from some
major colleges about Oumar."
R.J. Bass, Fallston
Bass was a steadying force in the
Fallston defense after volunteering to be a
defender because the team was short-handed.
The senior routinely shut down the
leading scorer for the Cougars'
"His strength, speed, and athleticism
allowed us the opportunity to push forward
and take chances. Through his leadership
on the field, our defense was able to shut
down many very talented opponents,"
Fallston coach Chris Hoover said.
Andrew Bulls, McDonogh
Bulls, who was also a National Soccer
Coaches Association of America/Adidas
All-American and an All-South selection,
had 18 goals and 24 assists this season. He
is also a member of the 2006 club
national champion Baltimore Casa Mia
Bays. The senior has committed to UMBC
on a full scholarship.
"Andrew carried McDonogh on his
back during the tough stretch when Chris
Agorsor was injured," Eagles coach Steve
Nichols said. "Without Bulls, I don't know if
we would have survived that, period,
Tommy Caso, McDonogh
Caso broke a school record with
20 shutouts in 24 games against what was
considered one of the toughest schedules
in the country. The senior was a dominant
presence inside the penalty area and one
of the Eagles' leaders.
"Tommy led the back line with his vocal
leadership, always making the big save
whenever tested,"McDonogh coach
Steve Nichols said.Caso, who had a 0.21
goals-against average, saved two penalty
shots in a 4-2 shootout win over Loyola in
the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic
Association A Conference semifinals.
Caso, who carries a 4.3 grade point
average, has committed to play soccer at
Bucknell next fall.
Steve Ehatt, Loch Raven
Ehatt is a versatile player who helped
the Raiders reach the state championship
game for the second consecutive year.
Loch Raven coach Joe Fiedler moved the
senior up to forward in several games to
spark the offense. In this year's Class 2A
state final against River Hill, Ehatt moved to
striker from sweeper and scored in the
48th minute to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1.
He was later taken down in the penalty
area to set up the tying goal before the
Raiders lost, 3-2, in overtime.
Ehatt is undecided about where he will
play next fall.
Bash Kamara, Archbishop Curley
Kamara had 25 goals and eight assists
this season. The sophomore recorded a
goal or assist in 22 of 26 games for the Friars,who advanced to the MIAAA
Conference championship game this
season. Kamara's biggest strength was his
ability to beat players one-on-one.
"Bash is the type of player that makes
things happen.He has great speed and
quickness but is also very good with the
ball at his feet,"Curley coach Barry Stitz
Jake Levin, McDonogh
Levin was considered the "heart and
soul" of the McDonogh defense this
season. The captain of the MIAAA
Conference champions was unbeatable in
the air and almost as fine with his tackles,
according to Eagles coach Steve Nichols.
A four-year starter, his leadership helped
McDonogh to a record-setting
20 shutouts in 24 games, and the Eagles
allowed only five goals the entire season.
Levin scored two goals on set pieces and
had two assists.
Levin, who has a 4.0 grade point
average, has committed to play soccer at
the University of Pennsylvania next fall.
Steve Levine, Loyola
LeVine was one of the Dons' best
defenders, but he also helped initiate most
of the offensive attacks. "He has the ability
to play perfectly weighted balls to the
midfielders and forwards, as well as beat
defenders on the dribble," Loyola coach
Lee Tschantret said.
LeVine finished the year with two goals
and 10 assists for the Dons, who lost in the
MIAAA Conference semifinals to
eventual champion McDonogh.While
LeVine has not yet committed to a college,
the senior has received offers from
numerous Division I schools.
Jake Pace, River Hill
Pace was the Hawks' top playmaker
this season even after being moved from
striker to a defensive center midfielder. He
was the team's leading scorer with nine
goals and nine assists. The junior scored
the game-winning goal in overtime against
Loch Raven in the Class 2A state
championship game. Pace, a member of
the Olympic Development Program's
regional team, also was named first-team
All-State and All-South.
"He's the one who controlled the field
He really flourished," River Hill
coach Matt Shagogue said.
Dylan Reddersen, Broadneck
Reddersen scored 11 goals and had five
assists this season, leading the team in
scoring for the third straight season. The
senior also was named first-team All-State
and first team All- Anne Arundel County.
Coach Sean Tettemer called Reddersen a
"versatile forward and midfielder
throughout his career."
Reddersen helped Broadneck to a
14-2-1 record this season and the regular-season
league championship.He is
Broadneck's all-time leading scorer.
Michael Rose, Severna Park
Rose, one of the most versatile
playmakers in the area, was a four-year
varsity player and finished his final season
with 16 goals and 12 assists. He led the
Falcons to their first county championship
since 1998 and first regional title since
2004.He is Severna Park's second all-time
"He is the most complete player I have
ever been associated with," Severna Park
coach Bob Thomas said. "He knows when
he needs to place the team on his
shoulders and take over a game.He was
the true team captain and leader on and
off the field.
He will play soccer at Notre Dame in
Name, School, Year, Position
Wils Alpern Towson Sr. Forward
David Borcik Franklin Sr. Forward
Mikias Teketele Curley Soph. Forward
Christian Barreiro Calvert Hall Sr. Midfield
Corey Marcon Oakland Mills Sr. Midfield
Colin Mayo Bel Air Sr. Midfield
Garrett Nickles Mt. Hebron Jr. Midfield
Uche Ukoha Mount St. Joseph Sr. Midfield
Jamie Flewellyn Broadneck Sr. Defense
Eric Keppeler Dulaney Sr. Defense
Josh Spivey Perry Hall Sr. Defense
Pat Hudson River Hill Sr. Goalie
Honorable mention: Sean Bunoski, Severna Park; David
Cutair, Franklin; Jacob Dacey, John Carroll; Tyler Fiorito,
McDonogh; Phil Martinelli, Marriotts Ridge; Greg McBride,
Gilman; Jason McCarron, Arundel; David Neuberth, Century;
Jimmy Nugent, Parkville; Mike Pohler, Atholton; Jeff Powell,
C. Milton Wright; Matt Swiderski, Perry Hall.
Note: Teams selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation
with The Sun staff and area coaches.