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McDonogh girls soccer picked as No. 1 team in nation to start the year

River Hill girls and McDonogh, Gilman boys also recognized

Glenn Graham

11:56 AM EDT, August 6, 2013

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Four local schools were listed Tuesday in Student Sports' preseason Fab 50 national polls for boys and girls soccer, including the McDonogh girls at No. 1 in the country.

The McDonogh girls team returns nine starters, led by All-Metro first-team selections Bridgette Andrzejewski and Anna Bialczak, and the Eagles will play one of the country's most challenging schedules after finishing as the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference runner-up in 2012.

River Hill, which won the Class 3A state championship after going 19-0 last season, will begin the year at No. 22 in the Fab 50 rankings.

With George Campbell and Connor Smith leading a deep squad, McDonogh enters the season at No. 5 in the Student Sports boys soccer rankings.

Gilman, which finished as the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference runner-up last year, is listed at No. 33 in the poll to start the year.