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1995 All-Balitmore City/County Boys Lacrosse

THE BALTIMORE SUN

COACH OF THE YEAR

* John Tucker, Gilman -- Tucker's sixth season coaching the Greyhounds finished on a high note as they defeated then-No. 1 Boys' Latin for their second consecutive MIAA A Conference crown. "I surround myself with good coaches and it makes my job a whole lot easier," said Tucker, referring to assistants Dave Allan, Don Rogers, Charlie Stillwell and Marc Hoffman. "I'm proud of my kids, too. They responded to adversity and played like champions. I'm just happy to have had the opportunity to be associated with such a group."

THE FIRST TEAM AT A GLANCE

* Scott Banerjee, Gilman, Sr., Midfield -- This four-year varsity player capped his high school career with 24 goals and 11 assists for the 12-3 Greyhounds. "He was the heart and soul of our midfield," said Tucker. Banerjee will attend Brown University.

* Herb Beatson, Gilman, Sr., Defense -- Beatson, a long-stick midfielder, quietly emerged as one of the area's top defensemen. "He was the toughest guy on our team," said Tucker. "He has the heart of a lion. He's fearless." The 5-foot-9, 155-pounder will attend Amherst College (Mass.).

* Strider Dickson, Calvert Hall, Sr., Goalie -- Dickson, a finalist for the Wynn Award, which recognizes the top goalie in Maryland on an academic and athletic basis, allowed an inexperienced Calvert Hall team to be competitive in the MIAA A Conference. As a left-hander, Dickson -- who will attend Brown -- often takes shooters by surprise and has no weaknesses. Adept at controlling the ball once he's made a save, Dickson plays well out of the goal and makes accurate clearing passes. "We played against him for two years, and he almost single-handedly beat us every time," said St. Paul's coach Rick Brocato. "He justed boarded up the goal -- we couldn't get anything by him."

* Dave Fields, Loyola, Sr., Attack -- Fields, who is headed for Loyola College, finished the season with 71 goals and 19 assists. After spending his junior season as a role player, Fields transformed himself in the off-season into a bigger, stronger player with a hard shot. An opportunistic crease attackman with a nose for the goal, Fields led the MIAA A Conference with 35 goals in 11 league games. "He proved that it's never too late to take your game to the next level," said Loyola coach Joe McFadden.

* Scott Diggs, Loyola, Sr., Midfield -- Diggs, who will play at Duke next season, was won this year's C. Markland Kelly/Kevin Reichardt Award as the top player in the MIAA A Conference. A repeat first-team All-County/City player, Diggs scored 39 goals and had 11 assists, and handled faceoffs for the Dons. Diggs (6-1, 195 pounds) was invited to try out for the U.S. Under-19 men's team for the 1996 World Championships, and will play in the North/South High School All-Star game at Johns Hopkins.

* John Fuller, Boys' Latin, Sr., Attack -- Fuller's 36 goals and 12 assists this season gave him 103 goals in three years and helped put Boys' Latin in this year's MIAA A Conference final. The Lakers' all-time leading goal-scorer will attend Washington College.

* Scott Hochstadt, Boys' Latin, Sr., Midfield -- When the Lakers lost Matt Swift to an injury early in the season, Hochstadt was left to shoulder the load for the midfield, and that's what he did. He had 16 goals and 12 assists and was the team's leader in ground balls. In the fall, he is going to Maryland.

* Todd Maher, Loyola, Jr., Defense -- As a long-stick defenseman, Maher was Loyola's best one-on-one defender and also played the wing on faceoffs. Called on to guard the league's best attackmen, the relatively unheralded Maher shut down many of the league's top scorers. A strong player who has good footwork, Maher is a master at the take-away check, and he's relentless on ground balls.

* Ryan Pancake, Perry Hall, Sr., Defense -- A four-year starter for the Gators who is headed for Drexel, Pancake is a great all-around player with tremendous field awareness. A repeat first-team All-County/City player and two-year captain, Pancake (6-2, 215) anchored a defense that helped Perry Hall to a 35-3 record the past three seasons.

* Jason Quenzer, Boys' Latin, Sr., Defense -- Quenzer, who also played soccer, football and basketball for the Lakers, showed he can be a "pole player" as well as play excellent close defenseman. "He had a lot of responsibility and he handled it well," said coach Bob Shriver. Quenzer, a 6-2, 185-pounder, has not committed to a college.

* Tucker Radebaugh, St. Paul's, Sr. -- Playing on a team dominated by underclassmen and depleted by injuries, Radebaugh, who will attend Virginia, was called on to do just about everything. Switching between attack and midfield, Radebaugh became the Crusaders' top faceoff man and best defender, and still managed 23 goals and 45 assists. "He's an iron man," said St. Paul's coach Rick Brocato. "He works harder than any player I've ever coached and has a great zest for the game." In three years at St. Paul's, Radebaugh scored 194 points, just 38 points short of the school record set by Tim Whiteley, a four-year starter at St. Paul's.

* Brian Zeller, Loyola, Sr., Midfield -- Zeller, who is headed for Maryland, was the top scoring midfielder in the MIAA A Conference, registering 41 goals and 21 assists. Zeller, a rare four-year varsity player for Loyola, is an accurate shooter with great placement. At 5-11, 195 pounds, Zeller handles the ball well in traffic and has deceptive speed. He has been invited to try out for the U.S. Under-19 men's team for the 1996 World

Championships.

* Chris Turner, Boys' Latin, Sr., Attack -- Turner scored more than 70 points for the second straight year, this season finishing with 38 goals and 35 assists for the 17-2 Lakers. "Chris does everything extremely well," said Shriver. "He's a great feeder and an excellent shooter." Turner will attend UMBC.

ALL-BALTIMORE CITY/COUNTY TEAMS

Player of the Year: Lorne Smith, Gilman

6* Coach of the Year: John Tucker, Gilman

FIRST TEAM

Name ............... School ....... Year ... Pos.

Dave Fields ....... Loyola ....... Senior .. Attack

John Fuller ...... Boys' Latin ... Senior .. Attack

Tucker Radebaugh .. St. Paul's ... Senior .. Attack

Lorne Smith ....... Gilman ....... Senior .. Attack

Chris Turner ..... Boys' Latin ... Senior .. Attack

Scott Banerjee .... Gilman ....... Senior .. Midfield

Scott Diggs ....... Loyola ....... Senior .. Midfield

Scott Hochstadt .. Boys' Latin ... Senior .. Midfield

Brian Zeller ...... Loyola ....... Senior .. Midfield

Herb Beatson ...... Gilman ....... Senior .. Defense

Todd Maher ........ Loyola ....... Junior .. Defense

Ryan Pancake ..... Perry Hall .... Senior .. Defense

Jason Quenzer .... Boys' Latin ... Senior .. Defense

Strider Dickson .. Calvert Hall .. Senior .. Goalie

SECOND TEAM

Name ....... ........ School ..... Year .... Pos.

Joe High ........... Dulaney ..... Junior .. Attack

Chris Kakel ....... St. Paul's ... Junior .. Attack

Chase Martin ....... Gilman ...... Junior .. Attack

Greg Patchak ..... Calvert Hall .. Soph. ... Attack

J.L. Reppert ....... Loyola ...... Senior .. Attack

Jason Rickel ....... Loyola ...... Senior .. Attack

Tim Hahn ........... Loyola ...... Senior .. Midfield

James McIntyre ..... Gilman ...... Senior .. Midfield

Radebaugh ... Boys' Latin ... Senior .. Midfield

Casey Sydnor ...... Loch Raven ... Senior .. Midfield

Chris Kadan ........ Towson ...... Junior .. Defense

Brian Kelly .... Mt. St. Joseph .. Senior .. Defense

Packer Rogers ...... Gilman ...... Junior .. Defense

Corey Popham ....... Gilman ...... Senior .. Goalie

ALL-BALTIMORE COUNTY

CLASS 3A/4A

Name ........ ....... School ..... Year ....... Pos.

Joe High ............ Dulaney .... Junior ..... Attack

Jerry Andrews ...... Lansdowne ... Senior ..... Attack

Craig Lark ......... Parkville ... Junior ..... Attack

Carey Taylorson ..... Dulaney .... Junior ..... Midfield

Travis Williams ..... Dundalk .... Sophomore .. Midfield

Mike Melka ......... Perry Hall .. Junior ..... Midfield

Carson Yoder ........ Dulaney .... Sophomore .. Defense

Ryan Pancake ....... Perry Hall .. Senior ..... Defense

Mike Cavaselis ..... Perry Hall .. Senior ..... Defense

Jeff Brooks ......... Dulaney .... Junior ..... Goalie

CLASS 1A/2A

Kris Lindh ........ Catonsville ... Senior ..... Attack

Dan Keller ......... Towson ....... Senior ..... Attack

Sam Altman ......... Pikesville ... Junior ..... Attack

Casey Sydnor ....... Loch Raven ... Senior ..... Midfield

Ryan Davis ......... Catonsville .. Sophomore .. Midfield

Ned Boyd ........... Towson ....... Senior ..... Midfield

Chris Kadan ........ Towson ....... Junior ..... Defense

Ian Kanski ......... Towson ....... Senior ..... Defense

Sean Daley ........ Catonsville ... Freshman ... Defense

Dan Shavitz ....... Pikesville .... Sophomore .. Goalie

MIAA ALL-STAR TEAMS

A CONFERENCE TEAM

Attack

Dave Fields, Sr., Loyola; Dan Collins, Sr., St. Mary's; Lorne Smith, Sr., Gilman; Tucker Radebaugh, Sr., St. Paul's; Chris Turner, Sr.,

Boys' Latin.

Midfield

Scott Banerjee, Sr., Gilman; Scott Diggs, Sr., Loyola; Scott Hochstadt, Sr., Boys' Latin; Brian Zeller, Sr., Loyola.

Defense

Herb Beatson, Sr., Gilman; John Cline, Jr., St. Mary's; Todd Maher, Jr., Loyola; Jason Quenzer, Sr., Boys' Latin.

Goalie

3' Strider Dickson, Sr., Calvert Hall.

B CONFERENCE TEAM

Attack

Kevin D'Anna, Sr., Park; Steve Oldenwald, Sr., Spalding; Taylor Smith, Sr., Friends; Sean McDonough, Sr., John Carroll.

Midfield

Bobby Brauns, Jr., Gibbons; Matt Brown, Sr., John Carroll; Nick Brownlee, Sr., Curley.

Defense

Zachary Hettinger, Sr., Park; Adam Parris, Sr., John Carroll; Josh Salcman, Sr., Friends.

Goalie: Mike Fine, Sr., Friends.

ALL-CITY TEAM

Attack

Sean Markley, Jr., Forest Park; Mike Alt, Sr., Poly; Paul Preston, Sr., Lake Clifton; Nate Moyd, Sr., Lake Clifton.

Midfielders

Kenny Brown, Jr., Mervo; Sadique Allison, Sr., Northwestern; Robert Pouncey, Sr., Northwestern; Joe Mechlinski, Sr., Patterson; Dave Neuberger, Sr., Poly.

Defenders

Jeff Hamm, Sr., Poly; Tory Gilliard, Sr., Lake Clifton; Mike Bayne, Jr., Poly; Derrick Hayes, Jr., Lake Clifton.

Goalkeeper

0$ Dave Fulgham, Sr., Lake Clifton.

PICKING THE TEAMS

The Baltimore Sun 1995 All-Baltimore City/County Boys Lacrosse Teams and the All-MIAA Teams were selected by Steven Kivinski and Marc Bouchard after consultation with staff writers and area coaches. The All-Baltimore County teams were selected by the league coaches.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lorne Smith, Gilman, Sr., Attack -- Smith, who played with a separated shoulder the latter part of the season, came up big for the Greyhounds when it counted most. He led Gilman to its second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, registering 45 goals and 28 assists. "He's a tremendous finisher who played well in all the big games," said coach John Tucker. Smith is headed for Princeton.

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