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Player of the year

Tyler Fiorito McDonogh

The Princeton-bound senior goalie had the ability to change a game. He recorded 293 saves - 101 more than last season - and deflected shots at a 71.4 percent clip against some of the best players in the country in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference.

The Eagles gave up just 5.8 goals a game with Fiorito in the net, and he allowed just one opponent to score in double-digits against him all season (Boys' Latin). To say he was instrumental in leading the Eagles to the MIAA A Conference semifinals would be an understatement.

"He meant everything," McDonogh coach Scott Corrigan said. "He led our defense from a goal-tending standpoint and also a leadership standpoint. He's as close as having a coach on the field as you can get."

The two-time All Metro first-team selection recorded 15 saves in a 6-5 overtime victory against St. Mary's in the conference quarterfinals, and stopped 17 shots in a 6-4 defeat to Gilman in the semifinals. "There's no one that had more impact in every single game the way he did," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said.

He was one of just four seniors selected to play on the United States U-19 national team, and was selected as an Under-Armour All-American. Fiorito, who started defending McDonogh's net his sophomore year, has won a playoff game each of the past three seasons. "Without him ... it would be really tough to make the playoffs," Corrigan said. "With Fiorito back there, it's easy to say, 'Let the other team take this shot, because we know he's going to stop it.' It has been a luxury having him."

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