Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Mike Gamble, McDonogh, forward, senior
Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Mike Gamble, McDonogh, forward, senior (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / November 29, 2011)
McDonogh, forward, senior
The Wake Forest-bound player scored 35goals and had 16 assists for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions. He had the most goals for McDonogh since Kaiser Chowdhry broke the league record with 48 in 2000.
"The hardest-working and one of the most dynamic players to ever play at McDonogh," Eagles coach Steve Nichols said of Gamble.
Gamble improved steadily from last year's performance, when he had 27 goals and 16assists. He has been named first-team All-State, All-South and All-America for the second straight year, and he also repeats as the Maryland State Player of the Year.
Gamble has been a member of the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-18 U.S. national teams. He was also named to the NCAA Final Four High School All-American game, but he can't participate because of U.S. Soccer Development Academy rules.