Player of the Year
Teddy Gula’s first goal with the Linganore High boys soccer team was a big one: the game-deciding tally against archrival Urbana, as just a freshman.
Gula has been the man ever since for the Lancers, and is The Gazette’s Player of the Year.
“He has helped raise the bar for success for Linganore soccer,” Lancers head coach Josh Gilmore said. “He is simply the best athlete I have ever coached. Teddy is the total package as a soccer player: amazing athletic ability, great technical skill, superior work ethic and top leadership skills.
“He will obviously be very hard to replace, but he has inspired a lot of young players in our program to try.”
A four-year varsity standout, Gula has been the linchpin in Linganore’s resurrection. He paced the Lancers in scoring as a sophomore and came on strong late last year in helping Linganore to the Class 3A West Region final. As a captain this season, he netted 21 of Linganore’s 60 goals
“My teammates have meant a lot,” Gula said. “At Linganore, it’s all about team chemistry.”
Gula has already committed to play next fall at the University of Vermont.
“I’m extremely excited,” he said. “I wanted to play Division I soccer my entire life. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Coach of the year
Guided team to 15-3 mark en route to Carroll County, MVAL Chesapeake and Class 2A West Regional titles.
Defender built presence in the backfield; co-captain helped Brunswick region title.
Forward/Midfielder netted 21 goals; passed head coach Ken Putnam as all-time top scorer.
Defender made 63 consecutive starts; officially committed to play at Drexel.
Forward/Midfielder was a four-year varsity player and All-State selection;posted 10 goals, nine assists.
Forward/Midfielder was one of the most dangerous players around; scored 17 goals, six assists.
Forward/Midfielder committed to play at VCU; big year with 18 goals, 10 assists.
Defender was the Hawks leader in the backfield; also was a captain.
Goalkeeper was the best backstop around; allowed six goals all season while producing 13 shutouts.
Shut-down defender helped Cavaliers win Class 2A West Region.
Forward/Midfielder led Carroll County with 18 goals.
Paul Windsor, Urbana, Forward/Midfield, Jr.
Austin Goldstein, Linganore, Forward/Midfield, Sr.
Roque Lopez, Urbana, Forward/Midfield, Sr.
Colin Viti, Catoctin, Forward/Midfield, Jr.
Andy Shannon, Tuscarora, Forward/Midfield, Jr.
Phil Breno, South Carroll, Forward/Midfield, Jr.
Luke Campbell, Brunswick, Defender, Sr.
Austin Thames, Urbana, Defender, Jr.
John Remsberg, Middletown, Defender, Sr.
Shane Falcinelli, Middletown, Goalkeeper, Sr.
Michael Millett, Brunswick; Anthony Lukens, Brunswick; Jonathan Rodriguez, Frederick; Okheem Riley, Thomas Johnson; Chris Sloan, Thomas Johnson; Joe Centeno, Linganore; Matt Yurich, Linganore; Charlie Burlew, Linganore; Josh Greene, Middletown; Kenton Onspaugh, Oakdale; Bobby Spear, South Carroll; Kevin Ebeling, South Carroll; Christian Yarros, Tuscarora; Spencer Adametz, Urbana; Riley Spain, Urbana; Alex Quicksell, Walkersville.