Three area soccer standouts were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School All-America Teams. Loyola senior defender Michael DeGraffenreidt and Archbishop Curley's Michael Sauers were named to the boys' team, while McDonogh junior midfielder Anna Bialczak made the girls team.
DeGraffenreidt, who was named The Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year, led the No. 1 Dons to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship this fall. The four-year starter is set to play at Lousville.
Sauers, also a four-year starter, finished with nine goals and 10 assists for the Friars this season. The first-team All-Metro selection will play at Maryland next year.
Bialczak enjoyed a breakthrough year in her third season as a starter at McDonogh, finishing with nine goals and seven assists to earn first-team All-Metro honors and help the Eagles reach the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title game.
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