PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The midfielder closed out his four-year career as the program's second all-time leading scorer with 31 goals and 37 assists. He produced 16 goals and 12 assists in a senior year that helped lead the Falcons to a county championship and a state playoff appearance. While his numbers stand out, the intangibles Rose brought to the field - leadership, field sense and a strong will to win - were just as important in the Falcons' season. After playing up front last season, Rose moved to center midfield this fall to control the flow of the game with a mix of steady and dynamic play. "He's the most complete player I've ever coached," coach Bob Thomas said. "He's just a special kid, and he'll be missed more for his personality and being a team player than all his goals and assists." Rose's finest moment came in the Class 4A East regional semifinal against rival Broadneck, when he made a strong run with the ball from midfield, getting by two defenders before scoring the game's only goal from 15 yards. Rose will play at Notre Dame.
COACH OF THE YEAR
With six starters back, led by county Player of the Year Michael Rose, and some talented first-year starters, Thomas and the Falcons saw the potential for a special season. Hard work, minor adjustments and the team coming together to play as one helped make it just that. The Falcons won the county title game, 3-2, over rival Broadneck, and then came away with the Class 4A East region by defeating Leonardtown before falling to Perry Hall in the state semifinals. "From Day One, we knew this was a special team. We had our play day in August, and I put out our starting 11 and we beat DeMatha, River Hill and Fallston - some quality teams. From there, our expectations changed, and it wasn't 'Let's take it game by game, but let's win it all this year,' " Thomas said. One of the key moves Thomas made early in the season was moving Rose from forward to center midfield, where he still created his own scoring chances but also controlled play and distributed the ball to teammates.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAM: Taylor Brummitt, Annapolis, junior, forward; Jordan Copeland, Annapolis, senior, mid field; Duncan Oliphant, Annapolis, senior, goalie; Jason McCarron, Arundel, senior, midfield; Dylan Reddersen, Broadneck, senior, forward; Jamie Flewellyn, Broadneck, senior, defense; Corey Childs, Broadneck, senior, mid field; Nick Hofmann, Broadneck, senior, midfield; Chris Saul, Chesapeake, senior, forward; Justin Wolf, North east, senior, midfield; Jimmy Dailey, Old Mill, senior, midfield;Michael Campbell, Old Mill, senior, defense; Sean Perdomo, Old Mill, junior, forward; Michael Rose, Severna Park, senior, midfield; Sean Bunoski, Severna Park, senior, forward; Chris Myers, Severna Park, senior, defense; Peter Koffler, Severna Park, junior, goalie; Mar lyn Argueta, South River, senior, forward. COUNTY PLAYERS ON MIAA TEAM: A Conference: Josh ua Danza, Archbishop Spalding; B Conference: Travis Masters, Annapolis Area Christian; Jon Haberstick, An napolis Area Christian; Jake Wechsler, Key; Jake Maldo nado, Key; Taylor Stout, Severn; Philip Snyder, Severn; C Conference: Julius Smith, Indian Creek; James Kriz, In dian Creek.
Note: Player and Coach of the Year were selected by Glenn Graham after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches. The public schools and MIAA teams were selected through voting by coaches of the respective leagues.