•Said Boys' Latin coach Brian Farrell: "Matt was a staple for our offense this spring. We felt very comfortable when he had the ball in his stick and was making plays. Matt's a tough, gritty player who possesses a high lacrosse IQ and wants the ball on the biggest stage."
Calvert Hall, senior, attackman
•Four-year starter and captain brought do-everything skills on attack in helping the No. 1 Cardinals (17-2) to the MIAA A Conference championship
•Ohio State commit scored 42 goals and added 23 assists and 38 ground balls
•Saved best for last with four-goal, two-assist performance in the Cardinals' 12-6 win over No. 2 McDonogh in league championship game
•Syracuse-bound, he finished with 28 goals, 16 assists and 18 ground balls; had 52 goals, 43 assists and 28 ground balls in his career
•Said Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly: "Brendan is one of the fastest and most skilled midfielders I have ever coached. He's equally as strong with his left and right hand. He was an outstanding leader on and off the field."
•Captain, four-year letter winner and three-year starter was always steady and often dynamic to set positive tone in the middle for the Lakers
•Penn State commit finished as team's highest scoring midfielder with 30 goals and four assists for 34 points
•Scored two timely goals — including team's first after falling behind 3-0 — in the Lakers' 10-9 win over St. Paul's in the schools' 100th meeting
•Said Boys' Latin coach Brian Farrell: "Greg is an incredible athlete who has the ability to change the momentum of a game with his playmaking ability. He has a tremendous work ethic and showed great leadership in his role as captain."
•Three-year starter and repeat All-Metro first-team selection was area's most dynamic and versatile playmaker in the middle of the field, playing either long-stick or short-stick, on a wing for faceoffs and in man-down situations
•Loyola Maryland commit finished with 52 ground balls in helping the No. 2 Eagles (17-4) reach the MIAA A championship game
•Made memorable play — ground ball, length-of-the-field run and assist — to set up fourth-quarter goal that helped lift the Eagles past Boys' Latin in league semifinals
•Said McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner: "His versatility enabled us to have different defensive combinations and to take advantage of his athleticism. BJ was also instrumental in helping create transition for us that led to many fast-break opportunities."
Severna Park, senior, attackman
•Four-year letter winner and three-year starter dominated on attack to lead the No. 4 Falcons to a 20-0 season and second straight Class 4A-3A state crown
•Had a 10-goal game vs. Northeast; wicked shot produced team-high 83 goals to go with 13 assists
•UMBC commit named US Lacrosse All-American; finished career with 154 goals and 31 assists for 185 points
•Said Severna Park coach David Earl: "Trevor is very athletic and possesses a tremendous shot with a very quick release. His talent, work ethic and leadership skills were invaluable for us this year."
St. Paul's, senior, attackman
•Two-year starter was one of the area's most consistent goals scorers in leading the No. 5 Crusaders (14-6) to MIAA A semifinal appearance
•Crafty left-hander scored a team-high 60 goals to go with 15 assists, including 31 goals in league play and three or more in 16 games
•Monmouth commit finished career with 75 goals and 33 assists for 108 points
•Said St. Paul's coach Rick Brocato: "Logan always seemed to know when and where to cut to open space on the field, and he has a wicked accurate shot. He shot over 60 percent this season."
St. Paul's, senior, goalie
•Three-year starter and captain was the glue for the Crusaders, bringing timely saves, fine distribution and a big voice in the back
•Had 164 saves with a .564 save percentage; turned back 15 shots in a win vs. Haverford (Pa.) and 17 in loss against Calvert Hall
•Area's only Under Armour All-American this season is set to play at Virginia; finished career with 444 saves, including program single-season best 258 as a junior
•Said St. Paul's coach Rick Brocato: "Alex is a game-changer. He has the ability to make all the saves he should and then quite a few in spectacular form. He loves to play the game and does so with great poise and pride."
McDonogh, junior, midfielder
•In second season on first midfield, he set strong tone as steadying influence in helping the Eagles reach MIAA A title game
•Finished season with 38 goals and 10 assists, including five-point game against league champion Calvert Hall during the regular season
•Georgetown commit had multipoint performances in all nine regular-season league games
•Said McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner: "One of the best shooting midfielders we've had at McDonogh. He's unselfish, hard working, and a great leader that cares more about his teammates than himself."
McDonogh, junior, defenseman
•Strong, tough and agile, he emerged as the Eagles' top defenseman in second season as a starter, typically assigned to opponents' top attackman
•Consistent force on a defense that allowed under eight goals per game in MIAA A play through the championship game
•Finished the season with 34 ground balls; committed to play lacrosse at Towson but also being recruited for football
•Said McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner: "Incredible work ethic and drive — by far the strongest player in our program. Chris puts great focus on improving his game with extra skills and agility work being part of his daily routine."
Loyola Blakefield, senior, defenseman
•Three-year starter and captain brought versatile skills and leadership, thriving at close defense, short-stick defensive midfield and on faceoffs in leading the No. 6 Dons (8-9) to the MIAA A semifinals
•Set to play at Navy, he was the defensive glue that limited opponents to 9.2 goals per game facing one of the toughest schedules in the country
•Finished with 42 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers and 30 faceoff wins with two goals and three assists
•Said Loyola Blakefield coach Ben Rubeor: "Koby is one of the most athletic players that I've had the chance to coach. His speed, strength and versatility should serve him well at the next level."
ALL-METRO SECOND TEAM
Ben Bedard, Severn, senior, midfielder
Chris Brandau, Boys’ Latin, junior, goalie
Jude Brown, John Carroll, junior, attackman
Josh Coffman, Severna Park, junior, midfielder
Ian Krampf, St. Mary’s, sophomore, attackman
Ryan McManus, Westminster, senior, attackman
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