PLAYER OF THE YEAR
To say that Finch was a key reason for Westminster's success this season wouldn't do the senior justice. With astounding quickness, relentless determination and remarkable resiliency, this midfielder won 78 percent of his faceoffs (228 of 292), scooped 230 ground balls -- about three times as many as anyone else on the team -- and also was a constant scoring threat, finishing with 35 goals and 45 assists. And he did a large part of it in pain.
By the end of the season, he had suffered unspecified injuries -- possibly fractures -- to both heels, and at times was barely able to walk. He will continue his career at Division III Messiah College.
COACH OF THE YEAR
In his third year as head coach, McDermott led the Cavaliers to a 14-4 mark and the Class 2A-1A West regional title. His team fought to the end, taking defending state champion Parkside to four overtimes before dropping a heartbreaker in the state semifinals.
All season long, the Cavaliers made a habit of finding ways to pull out tight games, scoring one-goal victories over Glenelg, Century and Walkersville. McDermott, who is 34-13 in his career at South Carroll, gives part of the credit to first-year assistant Joe Figola, who he brought in to run the offense.
Name School Class Pos.
Shane Clift North Carroll Senior Attack
Jimmy Dailey Winters Mill Senior Attack
Cody Henn Liberty Senior Attack
Pat Smith Westminster Senior Attack
Derrick Ensor Westminster Senior Midfield
Ryan Finch Westminster Senior Midfield
Dan Geary South Carroll Senior Midfield
Jason Bartee South Carroll Senior Defense
Dan Cremens Westminster Junior Defense
Kevin Hinton Liberty Senior Defense
Chris Collins Westminster Senior Goal
Travis Love Winters Mill Junior Goal
Name School Class Pos.
Joey Grimes South Carroll Senior Attack
Brent Hidey Century Senior Attack
Matt Latham Liberty Senior Attack
John Martin F. Scott Key Senior Attack
Dan Crutchfield Liberty Senior Midfield
Garrett Hill Winters Mill Junior Midfield
Mike Lewis South Carroll Senior Midfield
Cameron White F. Scott Key Senior Midfield
Mike Boyd Winters Mill Junior Defense
Jimmy Colliflower Westminster Senior Defense
Nate Eyler F. Scott Key Senior Defense
Kevin Kohri Century Senior Goal
Note -- Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.