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Boys soccer All-Metro first-team

First Team

Tunde Akinlosotu

McDonogh, forward, sophomore

* Tallied 18 goals

* Named All-State second-team and member of Baltimore Celtic

* Being recruited by Maryland, Georgetown and Duke

* "He scored some big time goals in some big time games," McDonogh coach Steve Nichols said

Mike DeShields

McDonogh, defender, sophomore

* Scored game-winning goal in the MIAA A conference championship game

* Coach Steve Nichols considers him a "pro-caliber player"

* Chose to forgo Academy and play for Baltimore Celtic so he could also play for the Eagles

* Led the defense to 17 shutouts and is being recruited by Wake Forest

Patrick Fisher

Hereford, forward, senior

* Scored his third game-winning goal in the playoffs to give Hereford a 1-0 victory over Fallston for the Class 2A state championship

* Finished with 14 goals and four assists

* Led the Bulls to a 15-3-3 record and has a 4.29 weighted GPA

* Considering, Maryland, UMBC and South Carolina

Nate Hall

St. Paul's, forward/midfielder, junior

* Led the MIAA this year with 21 goals and also had four assists

* Dangerous from anywhere on the field, and often had to contend with double or even triple teams

* Named to All-State first-team

* Shifted from forward to halfback and set up his teammates

Nicky Jones

Perry Hall, forward, senior

* Finished with 19 goals and eight assists.

* Named All-County first-team and All-State first-team

* Plays club soccer for the Bays, one of the top teams in the state.

* "Nicky is a talented, yet humble, player who emerged this year as one of the top players in Baltimore," Gators coach Pete Eibner said. "He was key to the success we had this season."

Keegan Kelly

McDonogh, midfielder, sophomore

* Had five goals, 16 assists

* Helped lead the Eagles to MIAA A Conference crown and also plays for Baltimore Celtic

* Being recruited by Maryland, Wake Forest and North Carolina

* "He's a big-time player," McDonogh coach Steve Nichols said.

Daniel Kwon

Severna Park, forward, junior

* Finished with 16 goals and five assists

* Led the Falcons to the the Class 4A state championship

* Named All-State first-team and had a hat trick in Anne Arundel County championship against archrival Broadneck

* Named Anne Arundel Player of Year

Ilyas Mirza

St. Paul's, defender, senior

* Was the "engine" of the Crusaders this year, starring on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field

* As a centerback, he was responsible for shutting down top forwards

* Still finished with 13 goals and 10 assists

* Named All-State first-team

Eramuse Momoh

McDonogh, defender, junior

* Scored five goals and had seven assists

* Played pivotal role as defensive midfielder

* The Eagles finished with 17 shutouts only allowed eight goals

* A member of the Baltimore Celtic being recruited by Duke, Michigan, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania and Wake Forest

Amir Najib

Marriotts Ridge, midfield, senior

* Finished with 21 goals, 10 assists in 16 games

* Was the dominant midfielder in Howard County

* Helped organize the defense and was a leader on the field

* "His goal scoring numbers would have been great for a forward, but Amiralso had huge defensive responsibilities," Mustangs coach Kevin Flynn said.

Brandon Quinn

South Carroll, goalie, senior

* Had 10 shutouts this year and finished with 32 in his career

* Four-year starter

* Named All-State first-team and won three regional titles in his career

* "One of the best goalies I've seen," Cavaliers coach Tim Novotny said.

Connor Smith

McDonogh, midfielder, junior

* Finished with 16 goals and 14 assists

* Named to the Under-18 U.S. National Team

* National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American, All-South, All-State and played club ball with Baltimore Celtic

* Committed to Maryland

Sam Wancowicz

Gilman, defender, senior

* Finished with 15 goals and 11 assists

* Four-year starter and played in three MIAA A Conference championship games, winning one as a freshman in 2010

* Committed to Pennsylvania

* "In my 21 years of coaching, he is one of the best that I have coached," Greyhounds coach Jon Seal said.

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