Boys lacrosse: Players to watch

Rustin Bryant

Hereford, attackman, senior

Crafty and versatile, the second-team All-Metro selection can score and distribute, providing constant headaches for opposing defenses. Bryant, set to play at Maryland next season, scored 42 goals and added 39 assists in leading the Bulls to their second straight Class 3A-2A state title last season.

Emmett Cahill

Loyola, defenseman, senior

The Maryland-bound Cahill, a three-year starter, is a fierce competitor who brings excellent stick skills and all the physical tools needed in a shutdown defender. The young Dons will rely heavily on Cahill's poise and vocal leadership as they make a run in the MIAA A Conference.

Greg Dutton

Calvert Hall, goalie, senior

Dutton brings confidence and intensity with the ability to make big saves as well as distribute effectively for the Cardinals. Finishing with 186 saves last season, the three-year starter turned away 62 percent of the shots that came his way. Dutton will play at Ohio State next year.

Greg Edmonds

Centennial, midfielder, senior

Using his size, speed, smarts and toughness, the Johns Hopkins-bound Edmonds can dominate at both ends of the field. In leading the Eagles to a share of the Howard County crown and a state runner-up finish in Class 3A-2A, Edmonds finished with 41 goals and 16 assists last season.

Patrick Foster

Boys' Latin, attackman, senior

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound standout has all the essentials you look for around the cage - size, quickness and crafty skills. Headed for North Carolina, the three-year starter finished with 51 goals and 32 assists to lead the Lakers in scoring last season.

Connor Hunt

Severna Park, defenseman, senior

Fast, strong and athletic, the 6-foot-3 Hunt is an imposing figure who can consistently shut down the opponent's top scoring threat. The three-year starter, headed for North Carolina, brings confidence, stability and a tireless work ethic in back for the Falcons.

R.G. Keenan

Boys' Latin, midfielder, senior

Regarded by many as the top faceoff specialist in the country, Keenan - a three-year starter who is on his way to North Carolina - has an uncanny knack for winning faceoffs to jump-start the Lakers' potent attack. Last season, he handled more than 300 faceoffs and won more than 60 percent.

Jimmy Marlatt

River Hill, midfielder, senior

Set to play for Notre Dame next year, Marlatt brings exceptional skills and a great understanding of the game. Despite constant attention that came with being the Hawks' go-to player, he finished his junior season with 55 goals and 33 assists and is Howard County's top returning scorer.

Mark McNeill

St. Mary's, midfielder, senior

The 6-foot-4 McNeill affects a game as few players can, bringing a dominating presence to the middle of the field that doesn't go unnoticed. Set to play at North Carolina, the first-team All-Metro selection finished last season with 18 goals and 14 assists while collecting 77 ground balls.

Pat Powderly

St. Paul's, midfielder, senior

The Syracuse-bound Powderly can consistently break down defenders with his slick stick skills, creating his own scoring chances and setting up teammates. Last season, his 85 points (53 goals, 32 assists) broke the program's single-season mark for a midfielder held by 1982 grad Larry LeDoyen.

Other notables:

Mike Antinozzi, Fallston

• Michael Brennan, Chesapeake-AA

• Paul Castronova, Calvert Hall

• Alex Chay, St. Paul's

• Logan Connolly, St. Mary's

• Greg Corvin, Arundel

• Alex Cramer, Severn

• Sam Cunard, South River

• Paul Danko, Gilman

• Riggs Dawson, Annapolis

• Wick Dawson, Annapolis

• Draper Donley, St. Paul's

• Matt Dusek, Hereford

• Evan Farkas, C. Milton Wright

• Drew Foard, Severn

Jeff Fountain, St. Paul's

Tyler Frederick, McDonogh

• Nick Gallina, Catonsville

• Nikko Gurnsey, Catonsville

• John Hogan, St. Mary's

• Gerard Holt, Institute of Business

• Tyler Hutson, Winters Mill

• Will Jenkins, Glenelg Country

• Mike Kalu, Poly

• Alex Kelly, Archbishop Curley

• Dominick Lamolinara, St. Mary's

• James Lindsay, Marriotts Ridge

• Steve Lusby, Severna Park

• Adam MacBride, Severna Park

• Ben McCarty, South Carroll

• Joe Meurer, McDonogh

• Kyle Miller, Liberty

• Eric Natale, Westminster

• Mike Packo, Loyola

• Max Reamer, Friends

• Danny Rew, Bel Air

• Shane Reybold, Reservoir

• Patrick Rhodey, Calvert Hall

Tony Rossi, Calvert Hall

• Joey Rotolone, South River

• Cameron Rowe, Broadneck

• Colin Snyder, Arundel

• Wells Stanwick, Boys' Latin

• Alex Taylor, Glenelg

• Cody Thomas, Annapolis A.C.

• John Thomas, City

• Zach Treakle, Broadneck

Ryan Tucker, Gilman

• Justin Ward, Old Mill

• Dane Woods, Forest Park

• Zach Wynne, Glenelg

• Zach Zile, Century

• Kyle Zorn, Severna Park

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