Boys soccer players to watch during the 2014 season
By By Todd Karpovich and For The Baltimore Sun
Sep 02, 2014 at 5:29 PM
McDonogh, forward, junior
The striker helped lead the Eagles to an undefeated season in 2013 and was a member of the national-champion Baltimore Celtic club team. He is being recruited by several Division I schools, including Wake Forest, Georgetown, North Carolina State and Clemson.
The four-year starter will be the Dons' captain for the second consecutive season. He scored nine goals and added eight assists last season as a defensive center midfielder. He has accepted an offer to play for coach Rudy Fuller at Penn.
McDonogh, defender, junior
Last year, DeShields scored the game-winning goal in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game against St. Paul's. He led the Eagles defense to 17 shutouts and is being recruited by Wake Forest, Clemson and George Mason.
Gabarra was the main cog in the Bruins' attack last season and has emerged as one of the top players in the region. He finished with 10 goals and seven assists and has committed to North Carolina State.
St. Paul's, forward-midfielder, senior
The quick, talented and versatile Hall led the Crusaders to the MIAA A Conference title game last season. He led the conference with 21 goals and added four assists en route to being named first-team All-State.
Kwon is one of the most dangerous finishers in the metro area. He finished with 16 goals and five assists, leading the Falcons to the Class 4A state championship last season. He is the reigning Anne Arundel County Player of the Year and will play for Navy next season.
Momoh scored five goals and had seven assists last season while playing a pivotal role as a defensive midfielder. He was also a member of the Baltimore Celtic national championship team and is being recruited by Penn, UMBC, Penn State and Loyola Maryland.
Archbishop Curley, forward, junior
The dynamic striker led the Friars with 12 goals and two assists last season. He played forward for the Baltimore Celtic this summer and will be one of Curley's leaders this season.
The talented midfielder had 16 goals and 14 assists last season and was a member of the Under-18 U.S. National Team. Smith was also a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American and has committed to Maryland.
Perry Hall, defender, junior
Weyant scored seven goals and had 11 assists as a left back in 2013, and is a four-year starter. He was on the Baltimore Celtic national championship team over the summer and is being looked at by all the local Division I schools.
Carvell Akuffo, Reservoir
Javier Avetrani, Oakland Mills
Ryan Baldauf, John Carroll
Sean Clarke, Loyola Blakefield
Riley Collins, Loyola Blakefield
Ryan Conrad, Loyola Blakefield
Nic Crockett, Mount Saint Joseph
Ryan Gruss, Chesapeake-AA
Serigne Gueye, Reservoir
Matt Hawkins, Liberty
Mike Heitzmann, River Hill
Deion Hunter, Meade
Juwan Kearson, St. Paul's
Duane Keller, Aberdeen
Andrew Klapka, North Harford
Andy Matthews, Gilman
Garrett McLendon, South River
Aleem Mirza, Dulaney
Matt Rannie, Bel Air
Josh Ridgley, Mount Saint Joseph
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