Catonsville, midfielder, senior
One of the area’s steadiest and most efficient players at defensive center midfield, the All-Metro first-team selection has been in the middle of the Comets’ success the past three seasons. He consistently wins balls and makes smart decisions to jump-start the team’s possession game. Last season, he had three goals and three assists and helped the two-time defending Baltimore County champions earn 10 shutouts.
Severna Park, midfielder, senior
One of the area’s most dangerous threats with the ball, Belloff relies on his crafty skills and ability to change speeds to shake off defenders and create scoring chances. He played a major role in helping the Falcons reach the Class 4A state semifinals last season, finishing with 10 goals and three assists, and will be counted on for even more in his senior year.
Mount Saint Joseph, defender, senior
A four-year starter and two-time All-Metro selection, Collins, 6 feet 2, uses his exceptional speed and athleticism to dominate in the back. He consistently wins one-on-one battles, uses his anticipation and speed to cover up mistakes and is rarely challenged in the air. Having the captain’s band for a second year, he’ll be instrumental in the Gaels’ drive to winning an MIAA crown.
McDonogh, defender, senior
The Eagles will depend on Cyrus, their central defender and captain, to keep things tidy and his track record shows he’s up to the task. The All-Metro second-team selection brings a combination of speed, finesse and physical play. He reads the game well, is quick to the ball and sets up the attack with his fine passing.
Severn, forward, senior
It’s no coincidence the Admirals started dominating the MIAA B Conference — three straight titles — when McCarthy arrived. In earning All-Metro second-team honors as a junior, he finished with 14 goals and 11 assists to help keep Severn rolling. McCarthy, who also plays midfield, consistently puts himself in position to make a difference with fine technical and tactical play. The four-year starter takes 38 goals and 28 assists into his senior year.
C. Milton Wright, goalkeeper, senior
A four-year starter, Miller has the physical stature (6-2, nearly 200 pounds), intelligence and experience to control the penalty area. He’s a great shot-stopper and fine distributor with the vocal leadership a team looks for in a quality keeper. After 83 saves and eight shutouts in the Mustangs’ 10-win season in 2016, he has 275 and 27, respectively, for his career.
Mount Hebron, midfielder, senior
The Vikings’ top returning scorer after nine goals and four assists last season, Namie is a feisty finisher who shines in big moments. His quality first touch puts him in position to score, and his toughness and craftiness take over around the goal to produce. As the defending Howard County champion’s top option, he’ll need to overcome extra attention from defenses.
Archbishop Curley, defender, senior
A four-year starter and regular on the All-Metro team since his freshman year, Richardson has one thing missing on his resume: An MIAA A Conference championship. The Maryland commit finished with four goals and six assists while helping the league runner-up Friars earn nine shutouts last season. His drive and strong two-way play could put Curley over the top this fall.
Brett St. Martin
Mount Saint Joseph, defender, senior
Teamed with Tyler Collins at central defense on the area’s sturdiest back line, the All-Metro first-team pick is big, strong, fast and technically sound. In addition to helping the Gaels post 10 shutouts last season, St. Martin, a four-year starter, two-year captain and recent Maryland commit, scored five goals and added four assists.
South River, midfielder, senior
A four-year starter and All-Metro second-team selection, Sullivan sets a positive tone with the ways he affects a game. Smooth with uncanny field sense, he consistently controls the flow with an ability to find the ball and distribute wisely. He’s also tough with a tireless work rate, which wears down opponents and lifts teammates. Sullivan is coming off a four-goal, six assist junior season.
Anthony Akinrinmola, Eastern Tech
Connor Allen, Manchester Valley
Silas Baker, Meade
Keaton Bathras, Severna Park
Ryan Belfiore, C. Milton Wright
Kyle Berkowitz, South River
Mark Bruner, Howard
Jay Butler, C. Milton Wright
Darbouzeson Casseus, Oakland Mills
Andrew Colebrook, Chesapeake-AA
Luke Davis, McDonogh
Sam Farrell, Severna Park
Jonathan Fawole, Long Reach
Ben Gallagher, Loyola Blakefield
Giorgio Gayleard, Dulaney
Justin Harris, River Hill
Nick Haskins, Centennial
Andrew Holt, Eastern Tech
Josh Kappes, Winters Mill
Jake Kauffman, Fallston
Alex Keppler, Centennial
Brandon Knapp, Archbishop Curley
Connor Lorenz, Bel Air
Jake Mazzei, Mount Saint Joseph
Anderson Marroquin, Hammond
Joe Melancon, Gilman
Juver Navarrete, Perry Hall
David Owens, Catonsville
Jared Puglisi, Fallston
Alex Reid, Loyola Blakefield
Mason Reinhart, South River
Vince Rose, Bel Air
Jake Saudek, Calvert Hall
Jake Smith Patterson Mill
Ben Stitz, Archbishop Curley
Justin Welsh, Liberty
Chris Yanchoris, Century