Bonanni, a four-year starter, was routinely called upon to keep the opposing team's top player in check. The fundamentally sound, Ohio-State-bound defender helped lead his team to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinals. He is an Under-Armour All-American selection and is also The Sun's Player of the Year in Anne Arundel County.
"I think what he meant to our team, was a guy, who led by example," Saints coach Matt Hogan said. "He's a guy that practices every day hard and played hard within himself. In a world where it's all about me, Joe's not all about me. Joe's about us."
Bonanni, a two-time first-team All-Metro selection, also scooped 58 ground balls this year.
Joe Cummings Loyola
The Maryland-bound senior attackman was one of the toughest players to cover in the MIAA, as he totaled 37 goals and 13 assists. The team captain, who was a second-team All-Metro selection last year, stepped up in Loyola's biggest game, scoring three goals and adding an assist in the Dons' 12-11 victory in the A Conference championship.
"Whenever we needed a spark, Joe gave that to us," fellow Loyola senior attackman Steele Stanwick said. "He does a lot of little things that people overlook. He gets a lot of ground balls and he's a great rider. He does a lot of things besides just scoring goals."
Jack Doyle Gilman
You name it, and Doyle probably did it. The midfielder could score (37 goals), pass (25 assists), pick up ground balls (70) and also handle faceoffs. The Harvard-bound junior has 60 career goals, 29 assists and 114 total ground balls.
"He excelled in all phases of the game," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said. "He's a combination of great talent, great work ethic and great competitive spirit that allowed him to have a successful year."
Doyle is The Sun's Player of the Year in Baltimore City. Many MIAA A Conference coaches called Doyle the best player on a team stacked with talent that finished the season 18-1.
Joey Ehrmann Gilman
Ehrmann, a senior, was one of the area's top football players, and will attend Wake Forest on a full scholarship. He's no slouch with a lacrosse stick either, routinely matching up with the best player on opposing teams as a defender.
"I think Joey Ehrmann was the best defenseman around," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said. "Everyone talked about our offense, but a key factor was how much better our defense was. Joey was a significant factor."
Ehrmann, who had 60 ground balls, is an Under Armour All-American Selection. Matthews said that his improvement on the defensive end was a main reason for the team's near-perfect season.
Patrick Fanshaw Calvert Hall
The junior played midfield and attack for the Cardinals, and was nearly unstoppable near the crease, totaling 51 goals and 13 assists. He also chipped in 72 ground balls.
Fanshaw was lauded as a "finisher" by MIAA A Conference coaches, and proved it in the team's quarterfinal game against Archbishop Spalding, where he totaled a career-high seven goals in a 16-5 victory.
"He has a tremendous amount of heart and he never stops," Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said. "He just has a knack for getting open, he's very creative with his stick and he can find the net."
Marcus Holman Gilman
Referred to by MIAA coaches as "the quarterback" of Gilman's attack, the junior produced in all facets for the Greyhounds. He had 34 goals, 34 assists and 54 ground balls, bringing his career totals to 51, 47 and 86, respectively.
Opposing teams' top defenseman often matched up with Holman, who will attend North Carolina after he graduates.
"Marcus is as tenacious an attackman as I've ever seen," Greyhounds coach Brooks Matthews said. "Anything you ask him to do, he does it a million miles an hour."
Name School Cl. P
Brandon Capaletti Arch. Curley Sr. A Davey Emala Gilman Jr. A
Jason McFadden Calvert Hall Jr. A Luke Raab Fallston Sr. A
Matt Reymann Catonsville Sr. A Dan Mruk Westminster Sr. M
Rich May Arch. Spalding Sr. M Peter Smyth St. Paul's Sr. M
Tyler Brown Hereford Sr. D Charlie McComas Boys Latin Sr. D
K.C. Woods McDonogh Sr. D Jon Selfridge Glenelg Sr. G
Note: Teams selected by Stefen Lovelace after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.
No. School Record
1. Loyola 13-4 2. Gilman 18-1 3. Calvert Hall 16-3 4. McDonogh 16-6 5. St. Mary's 14-6 6. Glenelg 18-0 7. Dulaney 18-2 8. Spalding 9-8 9. St. Paul's 10-10 10. Boys' Latin 13-7 11. Curley 14-1 12. Hereford 15-2 13. Severn 11-10 14. Severna Park 15-2 15. Catonsville 11-5 Other teams considered: C.M. Wright (10-5), Century (11-5), Mt. St. Joseph (8-10), S. River (11-5), Southern (9-7), Westminster (13-5), Fallston (12-4).