Boys Player of the YearDominic Welsh, Fallston
Welsh, who finished with 21 goals and four assists, creating match-up problems for opponents as he led Fallston to the state final.
The Baltimore Sun names its players and coaches of the year, plus All-Metro first and second teams for football, boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey, volleyball, boys cross country and girls cross country.
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He had a season-high four goals against Patterson Mill on Sept. 5.
"Dominic Welsh continued his outstanding effort up front for us with multiple game-winners, attacking several defenders, providing an attacking threat every time he touched the ball," Hoover said.
Boys Coach of the YearChris Hoover, Fallston
Hoover guides one of the top programs in the state, as Fallston made its 12th state tournament appearance this season, losing in penalty kicks in the Class 3 final against Tuscarora. Fallston finished 16-3.
The Cougars had one of the most balanced teams in the area and were equally effective scoring goals and defending. Hoover guided an experienced team that started eight seniors.
The Cougars started the season with seven consecutive wins and continued to get better as the season progressed.
"We set our expectations high. I tell my players that too many times in life do people set their goals too low and accomplish them. We will set ours higher and shoot for the stars," Hoover said. "Our system of play has been an advantage for us, and the players have really bought into that system."
Hoover, who has been head coach at Fallston for eight years, notched his 100th career win this season.
|Mike Krebs||C. Milton Wright||senior||forward|
|Pat Maher||John Carroll||senior||midfielder|
|Ben Tritsch||Bel Air||senior||forward|
|Julian Cadenas||C. Milton Wright||senior||midfielder|
|Derek Vogel||C. Milton Wright||senior||midfielder|
|Gabe Kuhn||John Carroll||junior||defender|
|Sean Lanahan||Bel Air||senior||defender|
|Tommy Murphy||John Carroll||senior||defender|