FIRST TEAM AT A GLANCE
* Scott Baughman, Mount Hebron, senior, midfield -- Baughman, who shared the Baltimore Sun's Howard County Player of the Year honors, had 38 goals and 40 assists, giving him a single-season school-record 78 points -- one of six school offensive marks he set. His 166 ground balls were a school record and were second in the county. He established career records with 389 ground balls and 354 winning faceoffs and won 67 percent of his career faceoffs. Baughman had 79 career goals and 86 career assists. He is headed to Georgetown.
* Herb Beatson, Gilman, senior, 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 Gilman coach John Tucker. "He has the heart of a lion. He's
fearless." The 5-foot-9, 155-pounder will attend Amherst College (Mass.).
* Jon Cline, St. Mary's, junior, defense -- At 6-3, 200 pounds, Cline can be intimidating; he is the Saints' best checker and take-away defenseman. "He has a great stick and is good on ground balls," Saints coach Jim Moorhead said. "In our league, there was no one better at taking the ball away in one-on-one situations."
* Dan Collins, St. Mary's, senior, attack -- Collins, the Baltimore Sun's Player of the Year in Anne Arundel County, finished with 36 goals and 15 assists for 51 points. He was at his best in big games. In St. Mary's last two playoff games, he scored five goals in the victory over Calvert Hall and five in the overtime loss to Boys' Latin in the MIAA A Conference semifinals. He had six goals against Mount St. Joseph and two each against Loyola, Gilman and St. Paul's. "Some guys just want to get the ball and go to the goal," coach Moorhead said. "Danny comprehends the team concept." He is headed for Johns Hopkins.
* Strider Dickson, Calvert Hall, senior, goalie -- Dickson, a finalist for the Wynn Award and an All-American selection, 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. He had 18 saves in the Cardinals' 5-4 upset win over Gilman. As a left-hander, Dickson -- who will attend Brown -- often takes shooters by surprise and has no weaknesses. "We played against him for two years, and he almost single-handedly beat us every time," said St. Paul's coach Rick Brocato. "He just boarded up the goal -- we couldn't get anything by him."
* Scott Diggs, Loyola, senior, midfield -- Diggs, a high school All-American who will play at Duke next season, was this year's C. Markland Kelly/Kevin Reichardt Award recipient 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.
* Dave Fields, Loyola, senior, 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 Hochstadt, Boys' Latin, senior, midfield -- When the Lakers lost Matt Swift to an injury early in the season, Hochstadt was left to shoulder the load for the midfield. He had 16 goals and 12 assists and was the team's leader in ground balls. In the fall, he will attend Maryland.
* Chris Lamy, North County, senior, defense -- Superb on ground balls and strong in one-on-one situations, Lamy is a first-team repeat selection. "He's the most pleasant and coachable kid, yet he's so tenacious," coach Paul Shea said. "His stick never stops moving." Lamy is headed for Penn State.
* Jason Quenzer, Boys' Latin, senior, defense -- Quenzer, who al7p,14l so played soccer, football and basketball, 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, senior, attack -- Playing on a team dominated by underclassmen and depleted by injuries, Radebaugh, an All-American headed for Virginia, was called on to do just about everything. Radebaugh became the Crusaders' top faceoff man and best defender, and still managed 23 goals and 45 assists. "He's an iron man," said coach Brocato. In three years at St. Paul's, Radebaugh scored 194 points, just 38 points short of the school record set in four years by Tim Whiteley.
* Chris Turner, Boys' Latin, senior, 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.
* Brian Zeller, Loyola, senior, 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. He has been invited to try out for the U.S. Under-19 men's team for the 1996 World Championships.
COACH OF THE YEAR: JOHN TUCKER
Getting his team ready for the "big games" is something Tucker has mastered in his six years as head coach at Gilman.
The Greyhounds (15-3) struggled at times but finished on a high note as they defeated then-No. 1 Boys' Latin for their second consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference crown.
"I surround myself with good coaches and it makes my job a whole lot easier," said Tucker.
He passed the lion's share of the credit 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," he said.
In a year that produced a host of talented attackmen, Smith led the pack and helped Gilman win its second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.
Despite playing with a separated shoulder the latter part of the season, the senior attack came up big when it counted most. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder
scored a game-high four goals in the Greyhounds' 11-6 win over then-No. 1 Boys' Latin in the A Conference final and had five goals and two assists in Gilman's 11-10 victory over then-No. 2 Loyola.
Smith, a four-year starter and one of four A Conference players named All-American by the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association, finished the season with 45 goals and 28 assists.
"Lorne Smith is without question, in my opinion, the best attackman around," said Gilman coach John Tucker. "He's a tremendous finisher who played well in all the big games."
Smith is headed for Princeton.
The Baltimore Sun 1995 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Teams were selected by Marc Bouchard and Steven Kivinski after consultation with staff writers and area coaches.