Here are the Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro selections for the 2021 men’s soccer season.
Jacob Murrell, McDonogh, senior, striker
Murrell had one of the most productive seasons in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference history, finishing with 41 goals and 20 assists to lead the No. 2 Eagles (22-3) to the league championship game. league.
Despite heavy marking from opposing defences, Georgetown’s commitment directly contributed to 80% of his team’s 79 goals. He scored at least one goal in 22 of the team’s 25 games and finished with eight hat-tricks. In addition to staggering numbers, Murrell was the leader of a young team that missed the 2020 season due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“Jacob’s combination of pace, power and technique makes this a tough game for opposing defenses,” McDonogh coach Brandon Quaranta said. “The year he put up makes him an all-time great player in the history of our program.”
Rich Zinkand, Calvert Hall
The table was set for a promising campaign with a pre-season national ranking adding to Calvert Hall’s high expectations. Cardinals No. 1 delivered.
They capped their 22-2-1 season with a 2-1 double overtime win over No. 2 McDonogh, as Rich Monath’s goal secured the program’s fifth MIAA A conference championship. It was the second title under Zinkand, who is 112-63-12 in 10 seasons.
Throughout the season, the Cardinals consistently possessed the ball for long stretches, chained passes brilliantly, and shared the goalload with eight players scoring five or more goals. They finished No. 7 nationally in Prep Soccer’s Fall Fab 50 poll.
“We took a professional approach, taking things one day at a time. The high expectations at the start added pressure and the boys responded,” said Zinkand, who praised the efforts of his assistant coaches Frank Assaro and Geoff Foltyn.
Gus Bachmann, Severna Park, senior, striker
Equally dangerous in space and tight quarters, Bachmann, who had 22 goals and 13 assists during his four-year career, had 12 goals and eight assists as he led the No. 5 Falcons (15- 2-1) to co-Anne Arundel County and the crowns of Region 4A East.
Brady Geho, Archbishop Curley, Junior, Forward
Strong on the ball with a booming shot, the three-year-old college player led the No. 9 Friars (12-9-1) with 20 goals and six assists, enjoying six multi-goal games and a winner. in overtime against Loyola Blakefield in an MIAA A quarter-final.
Rich Monath, Calvert Hall, junior, forward
The savvy playmaker proved to be the Cardinals’ No. 1 leading scorer with 15 goals and 11 assists. He scored the region’s biggest goal in a 2-1 double-overtime win over No. 2 McDonogh in the MIAA A Championship game.
Cody Angelini, Calvert Hall, junior, midfielder
The three-year-old college player has been consistent from day one, bringing high technical skill through and through. He contributed nine goals – including two match-winners – and four assists for the MIAA A champion Cardinals.
Adrian Gonzalez, C. Milton Wright, senior, midfielder
A physically dominant player, especially in the air, Gonzalez controlled center and consistently produced 15 goals and four assists, including three goals and two assists in the No. 4 (14-4-1) Mustangs’ run for the class title. 3A. Game.
Jimmy Linsenmeyer, Mount Hebron, senior, midfielder
The four-year-old starter and two-year-old captain was the most complete two-way midfielder in the region. He finished the season with 13 goals and seven assists and thrived defensively for the Class 3A Eastern Region champion No. 7 Vikings (12-2-1).
Colin McCarthy, Severn, senior midfielder
A dynamic playmaker and consistent influence, the captain capped a 20-goal, 16-assist season with a game-winning goal and an assist as the Admirals (18-1) beat St. Mary’s, 2-0, to the MIAA B. McCarthy Championship closed a three-year career with 46 goals and 33 assists.
Ryan Skandalis, John Carroll, junior, midfielder
The three-year-old starter and captain is the centerpiece of the team, bringing balance and often sensational play to central midfield. He finished the season with 14 goals and 10 assists in leading the No. 3 Patriots (14-7-2) to the MIAA A Semifinals.
Will Andrus, Calvert Hall, senior, defender
A four-year-old college player and captain at right back, Andrus used exceptional skill, speed and tenacity to stop opponents and make timely runs in offense for the MIAA A champion Cardinals, who posted 13 shutouts.
Trevor Grodsky, McDonogh, junior, defender
The slick centre-back brought high skill, pitch sense and leadership to keep the Eagles defense organised. He was also ready to work the ball upfield and create chances in the attacking third, finishing with five goals and six assists.
Zach Tettemer, Broadneck, senior, defender
The four-year-old college player and captain brought do-it-all skills to center back for co-champion Anne Arundel County No. 6 Bruins (14-2). Tettemer consistently won possession and distributed passes efficiently while impacting the attack with six goals and three assists.
Ricky Schissler, Archbishop Curley, Senior, Defender
St. John’s commitment, four-year-old starter and two-year-old captain brought great skill, high work rate and leadership in the Friars’ run to the MIAA A Semifinals. He also shot making the most of opportune runs to register three goals and three assists in the offensive part.
Jordy Eckman, Loyola Blakefield, junior, goalkeeper
With excellent control of the penalty area, the three-year-old starter finished with 128 saves and nine shutouts. His balanced leadership helped the No. 10 Dons (10-8-3) overcome a rocky start to reach the MIAA A playoffs.
Ryan Calheira, Concordia Prep, junior, forward
Zach Eichelberger, Perry Hall, senior, striker
Mikey Johnson, Broadneck, senior, forward
Siji Jolayemi, Glenelg, junior, striker
Eddie Aguilar, centenarian, senior, midfielder
Elijah Brijbasi, Gilman, second year, midfielder
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Kaden Bryan, Marriotts Ridge, junior, midfielder
Brian St. Martin, Mont Saint Joseph, senior, midfielder
Gavin Carmichael, Loyola Blakefield, sophomore, defenseman
Will Derbyshire, Towson, senior, defender
Sammy Molz, centenarian, senior, defender
Brandon Asch, Severna Park, senior, goalkeeper
Nate Jones, Calvert Hall, senior, goalkeeper