Michael DeShields has continued a recent trend for the McDonogh boys soccer program, named the 2015-16 Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
DeShields, a four-year starter and two-time All-Metro first-team defender, makes it four straight years a McDonogh player has received the award. George Campbell was honored in the 2013 and 2014 seasons and Connor Smith received it last season.
DeShields, who has signed to play at Wake Forest, scored nine goals and added three assists to lead the No. 1 Eagles to a 20-0-1 season and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.
He becomes a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award, which will be announced in May.
In addition to having recipients in the past four years, McDonogh also had Marquez Fernandez claim the award in 2009 and 2010 and Chris Agorsor in 2008.