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Talent turnover makes for crowded Howard County boys soccer race
Talent turnover makes for crowded Howard County boys soccer race

In terms of player turnover, Howard County boys soccer finds itself in a rather unique position heading into this fall. Of the 15 players that made first-team all-county a season ago, 13 were seniors. The two holdovers — River Hill's Mike Heitzmann and Reservoir's Kyle Saunderson — represent the smallest returning group of top-level talent in the county in the last 10 years. Yet, as Atholton coach Roch DeFrances points out, for all the holes left by last year's standouts that have moved on to the college ranks, the number of quality reinforcements waiting in the wings is arguably better than ever. "It goes in cycles … every so often you have those...

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