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All-Metro boys soccer co-Coach of the Year: Brandon Quaranta, McDonogh

Going into the season, the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference had more than a couple of senior-laden teams capable of bringing home the championship.

By the end, the Eagles were the best. In his fourth season as head coach, Brandon Quaranta led the No. 1 Eagles (20-2) to their second league championship in three years and the program’s ninth overall.

The team’s season was a work in progress. At the start, the Eagles were finding a way to win most games despite not being at their best. By the end, with strong senior leadership led by defender Jayson Cyrus and forward Casey Settleman, they were playing 80 minutes of complete soccer each time out — capped by a 2-0 win over Mount Saint Joseph in the title game.

Quaranta, who served as an assistant coach in the program from 2006 until taking over in 2014, is 75-10-1 in his four years as head coach.

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