All-Metro boys soccer first and second teams

FIRST TEAM

Ryan Belfiore

C. Milton Wright, midfielder, senior

» Explosive, skilled and smart on or off the ball, he finished with 10 goals and seven assists as offensive catalyst in leading the No. 2 Mustangs (15-2-2) to the Class 3A title

» Sidelined late in the regular season with a back injury, but returned with five goals and three assists in the postseason

» Still undecided on college, he finished three-year varsity career with 22 goals and 13 assists in 39 games

Drew Belloff

Severna Park, forward, senior

» One of the area’s most gifted and consistent offensive threats led the No. 6 Falcons (18-1-1) to the Class 4A title game with 21 goals and 10 assists

» Had a goal or an assist in 18 of the team’s 20 games this season and had four multigoal games, including three three-goal performances

» Named Capital Gazette Player of the Year, he finished with 34 career goals in three varsity seasons; undecided on college

Cameron Coates

River Hill, defender, senior

» Two-year starter, center back brought consistently strong play and valuable leadership to help lead the No. 7 Hawks (15-2-2) to Class 2A state championship game appearance

» Mentor to young back line that featured a freshman and sophomore, he played with great pace and was strong tackler and one-on-one defender

» Still weighing college options, he was instrumental in Hawks allowing only 16 goals this season with six shutouts; also contributed two assists

Tyler Collins

Mount Saint Joseph, defender, senior

» Four-year starter, three-time All-Metro pick and captain was dominant presence at center back in helping lead the No. 3 Gaels (14-6-1) to the MIAA A title game

» Shutdown one-on-one defender with gifted speed, skills and smarts; key catalyst in team’s nine shutouts

» Set to play for Navy, he chipped in one goal and one assist this season

Jayson Cyrus

McDonogh, defender, senior

» Two-year starter, captain and repeat All-Metro pick after transferring from Severn in junior year brought consistently fine play at center back for the MIAA A champion No. 1 Eagles (20-2)

» Intensity, organizational skills and leadership were driving forces to nine shutouts; added one goal and four assists

» Committed to Northwestern, he was the most dominant player in postseason run that featured shutout wins over Loyola Blakefield and Mount Saint Joseph

Drew Holt

Eastern Tech, goalkeeper, senior

» Captain, two-year starter and four-year varsity player had 13 shutouts to lead No. 5 Mavericks (19-1) to program’s first state championship in Class 2A

» Brought plus physical attributes and awareness in dominating the penalty area; finished with 95 saves, including three in 2-0 state title win over River Hill

» Blanked Towson throughout overtime in Baltimore County title game that was won on penalty kicks; has drawn interest from Division I programs

Alex Keppler

Centennial, midfielder, senior

» Three-year starter and captain finished with 18 goals and seven assists as driving force behind No. 9 Eagles’ (11-5-2) first region championship since 1996

» Incredible first touch ignited Centennial in transition and created scoring chances he often finished

» Ended varsity career with 24 goals and 13 assists, significantly increasing production in senior year

Ryan Miller

C. Milton Wright, goalkeeper, senior

» Repeat All-Metro pick, four-year starter and two-year captain had 11 shutouts in leading the No. 2 Mustangs (15-2-2) to the program’s first state title in Class 3A

» Dominant presence with strong technical skills and confidence that rubbed off on teammates, he finished with 93 saves and four shutouts in five postseason wins

» Committed to St. John’s, he closed out varsity career with 368 saves and 38 shutouts in 72 games and helped Mustangs make three state tournament appearances

Andrew Privett

McDonogh, midfielder, junior

» Three-year varsity player emerged as the midfield glue for the MIAA A champion No. 1 Eagles (20-2) with fine field awareness, precise passing and pinpoint free kicks

» Finished with nine goals — including six off free kicks and five game-winners — and 11 assists; has 15 goals and 16 assists in varsity career

» Scored game-winning goal in 3-0 semifinal win over Loyola and insurance goal in 2-0 title game win over Mount Saint Joseph

Alex Reid

Loyola Blakefield, forward, senior

» Natural goal scorer emerged as complete offensive package this season for the No. 13 Dons (13-8-1), finishing with 14 goals and 10 assists

» Had a goal or assist in 15 games; scored seven game-winners, including one in overtime against Gilman in MIAA A quarterfinals

» Closed out three-year varsity career with 23 goals; committed to play lacrosse at Towson University

Nick Richardson

Archbishop Curley, defender, senior

» An All-Metro selection in each of his four years, two-year captain and two-time All-American closes out career as one of the area’s all-time best defenders

» Highly gifted and a fierce competitor at center back, he affected games with smooth two-way play in leading the Friars to 10 shutouts while contributing eight goals and 11 assists

» Committed to Maryland, he ended his varsity career with 17 goals and 21 assists; led Friars to two MIAA A title games and two semifinal appearances

Brett St. Martin

Mount Saint Joseph, defender, senior

» Four-year starter, repeat All-Metro pick and captain brought poised two-way play at center back to lead the No. 3 Gaels (14-6-1) to MIAA A title game

» Smooth play in back and dominant work in the air at both ends led to nine shutouts; finished season with five goals — including three game-winners — and four assists

» Committed to Maryland, he ended varsity career with 13 goals and 10 assists

Casey Settleman

McDonogh, forward, senior

» Three-year varsity player had nose for the goal with team-high 20 goals and 10 assists for MIAA A champion No. 1 Eagles (20-2)

» Physical and skilled with the ball, factored into more than half of the team’s goals this season

» Does not plan to play in college; scored six game-winning goals with four multigoal games, including two hat tricks

Mitchel Shanklin

Eastern Tech, forward, junior

» Closed out breakthrough 19-goal, five-assist junior season with game-winning goal in the No. 5 Mavericks’ (19-1) win over River Hill in the Class 2A title game

» Took his game to a higher level in the playoffs, scoring in every game and finishing with six goals and one assist in the postseason

» New to varsity after playing JV soccer and football in first two high school years, he had seven game-winning goals

SECOND TEAM

Mckenzie Ali, Catonsville, midfielder, senior

Connor Allen, Manchester Valley, forward, junior

Silas Baker, Meade, forward, junior

Keaton Bathras, Severna Park, forward, senior

Andrew Colebrook, Chesapeake-AA, defender, senior

Jordan Ehart, Mount Saint Joseph, defender, senior

Sam Farrell, Severna Park, goalkeeper, senior

Brandon Knapp, Archbishop Curley, midfielder, senior

Devin McCarthy, Severn, midfielder, senior

Anderson Mejia Marroquin, Hammond, forward, senior

Vince Rose, Bel Air, midfielder, senior

Alden Sullivan, South River, midfielder, senior

James Thorne, Towson, defender, senior

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