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Boys soccer: Players to watch

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Philip Breno

South Carroll, midfielder, junior

Breno was an All-State selection as a center midfielder in 2011. The Cavaliers' star, who finished the season with seven goals and five assists, is undecided on where he'll attend college.

George Campbell

McDonogh, midfielder, junior

The two-year varsity starter had five goals and 12 assists for the Eagles last year.Campbell is being recruited by Maryland, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Louisville and Michigan.

Michael DeGraffenreidt

Loyola, defender, senior

DeGraffenreidt anchored the Dons' defense as a central defender with the ability to push forward to develop the attack. He is considered the best marking back in the state and will attend Louisville.

Brad Martinelli

Marriotts Ridge, midfielder, senior

The Division I prospect had 10 goals and 10 assists, leading the Mustangs to the Class 2A state title. Martinelli also scored game-winning goals against Liberty, Mount Hebron and Reservoir.

Iliyas Mirza

St. Paul's, forward-midfielder, junior

The versatile player was dominant last season with 15 goals and 11 assists to lead the Crusaders to the MIAA B conference championship. Mirza is being recruited by several Division I programs.

Jose Moran

Catonsville, forward, senior

Moran has an uncanny ability to find the goal, finishing with 16 goals and five assists for the county champions. He also is a skillful player who can score with his left or right foot.

Matt Sanchez

McDonogh, goalkeeper, senior

Sanchez is a four-year starter who helped McDonogh to back-to-back MIAA A Conference titles. He had 13 shutouts last season, played with the Puerto Rico national team and committed to Old Dominion.

Mike Sauers

Archbishop Curley, midfielder, senior

Sauers, one of the top players in the region, finished with 12 goals and eight assists for the Friars last year. An All-MIAA selection, he has committed to Maryland.

Jake Turney

River Hill, forward, junior

Turney, an All-County first-team selection last season, finished with 10 goals and four assists. "He's a very talented, hard-working forward for us," Hawks coach Matt Shagogue said.

Sam Wancowicz

Gilman, defender, junior

Wancowicz, who started every game for the Greyhounds last season, controls the defense. He is being recruited by several top-tier Division I programs.

Other notables:

Robert Allman, Perry Hall

Caleb Anderson, John Carroll

Nick Applegate, Marriotts Ridge

Chad Artman, Liberty

Jake Brown, John Carroll

Jacob Bender, Calvert Hall

Josh Bender, Calvert Hall

Riley DeSmit, Gilman

Chad Gehring, Severna Park

Chris Haskins, McDonogh

Danny Kaiser, Mount St. Joseph

Juwan Kearson, St. Paul's

Carson Kalama, Bel Air

Anthony Kim, Gilman

Austin Kroll, Perry Hall

Charles Kulakowski, Eastern Tech

Matt Linardi, McDonogh

Sam Lipsky, Liberty

Robbie Mahey, Dulaney

Nathan Mattola, Hereford

Carter Manley, Mount St. Joseph

Michael McCoy, Archbishop Spalding

Scott Meredith, Manchester Valley

Kyle Mizell, Archbishop Curley

Stephan Olaya, C. Milton Wright

Jake Ossie, Archbishop Curley

Tariq Pitt-Bey, Atholton

Drew Rose, Manchester Valley

Zach Rutherford, Calvert Hall

Jason Shears, Meade

Ryan Silcott, Franklin

Drew Smith, Mount St. Joseph

Eric Spalt, Archbishop Curley

Bobby Spear, South Carroll

Keaton Thomas, Severna Park

Tim VandeWater, Hereford

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