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Player of the Year

Patrick Pato

Watkins Mill

Senior, midfielder

Statistics don’t show the repeat first-teamer’s importance. Two-time All-State selection, future University of Maryland, Baltimore County player was the maestro in Wolverines’ devastating counterattack, leading the program to its first state championship.

Coach of the Year

Jeff Heckert

Watkins Mill, 11th season

Has coached many great players but never had such a successful season. Helmed program to initial region title, then Class 3A state championship, in what he called “just a really special season.”

First team

Yaw Amankwa


Senior, midfielder

Internationally accomplished, the county’s most indispensable player to his team was its top scorer with 15 goals.

Harrison Gibert

Walter Johnson

Senior, defender

Nearly flawless in first full season at center back; scored playoff game-winner against Montgomery Blair.

Gerry Madden

Walter Johnson

Senior, midfielder

First-team All-State player controlled center of pitch and then some for one of county’s most talented teams in ages.

Jeremy Ebobisse

Walter Johnson

Freshman, forward

Once-in-blue-moon season for freshman; 11 goals, 18 assists thanks to skill beyond age.

Collin Martin

Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Senior, midfielder

Repeat first-teamer has dazzling individual skill; rated 34th top junior prospect in nation by ESPN.

Sebastian Cahe

Walt Whitman

Senior, forward

Four-year starter took on larger role this season; Vikings’ top scorer one year after state championship run.

Kevin Fallet

Montgomery Blair

Senior, forward/midfielder

Tall, versatile, repeat first-teamer; scored 11 goals, mostly at striker; plays center midfield and defense for club team.

Marcus Salandy-Defour

Georgetown Preparatory

Senior, forward

Rated 23rd top senior prospect in country by ESPN; verbally committed to University of Virginia verbal, “most dangerous player in IAC,” according to rival coach.

Trey Cooper

James H. Blake

Senior, defender

Going to play for Towson University, he backed one of stingiest defenses in county; helped Bengals to their best season in a while.

Eli Lorenzi

Winston Churchill

Senior, goalie

Often spectacular for a 12-win team with second lowest goals-against average in county; six shutouts.

Second team

Brendan Carney, Poolesville, senior, forward

Johnny DeMoya, Sherwood, junior, goalie

Marco Lazo, Northwest, senior, midfield

Brandon Parr, Thomas S. Wootton, senior, defender

Marshall Peters, Landon, junior, forward

Nathaniel Phillips, Richard Montgomery, junior, midfield

Zach Robinson, Thomas S. Wootton, senior, defender

Noah Sheetz-Ziegel, Walter Johnson, senior, forward

Moussa Traore, James Hubert Blake, senior, forward

William Yougnia, Watkins Mill, senior, forward

Gedion Zelalem, Walter Johnson, freshman, midfield

Honorable mention

Obed Agyei, Watkins Mill; Thomas Alvarez, Clarksburg; Jean Bangweni, John F. Kennedy; Donald Benanma, Montgomery Blair; Gianluca Capraro, Quince Orchard; Oscar Carcamo, Watkins Mill; Chris Comfort, Poolesville; Colie Daniels, Georgetown Preparatory; Jimmy Doll, Bethesda-Chevy Chase; Zach Fingerhut, Bullis; Andrew Furman, Northwood; Matt Hoy, Thomas S. Wootton; Jamie Merriam, Col. Zadok Magruder; Pierre Mensah, Walter Johnson; Marcos Moradel, Albert Einstein; Crispin Muessle, Churchill; Cesar Romero, Albert Einstein; Robert Strand, Richard Montgomery; Jessy Valdez, Paint Branch; Curtis Wynne, Northwest