PLAYER OF THE YEAR
A defensive center-midfielder, Chapman also had a nose for the net this season, finishing with 11 goals and four assists to lead the Knights (12-3-1) to Carroll County and Class 2A West regional titles. Along the way, he scored four game-winners, including a pair in back-to-back playoff games.
Many of his goals came on set pieces, when coaches moved him up to take advantage of his instincts and athleticism. Chapman is looking at either McDaniel College for soccer or another school such as Towson or Maryland to focus on academics.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Denny SnyderNorth Carroll
In his 10th season as coach, Snyder led the Panthers to a 14-3 mark as well as their first state championship game in school history. Along the way, his team held opponents to one goal or less 14 out of 17 times.
Snyder looked at two games, in particular, as high points of the season. In mid-September, the Panthers scored a 2-1 win over 2005 Class 2A state champion Liberty by holding the Lions scoreless over the final 75:38. Then, in the Class 3A state semifinals, North Carroll rallied to defeat Northern of Calvert County, 4-3.
First teamName School Class Pos.
Jeff Hohl Century Junior Forward
Drew Seeley F.S. Key Senior Forward
Jacob Stocksdale North Carroll Junior Forward
Justin Carver North Carroll Senior Midfield
Cory Chapman Century Senior Midfield
Eric Chrencik Westminster Senior Midfield
Chris Lawrence Liberty Senior Midfield
Josh Meyer Century Senior Midfield
Nick Riley North Carroll Senior Midfield
Tony Lee Liberty Senior Defense
Tim Wineke North Carroll Senior Defense
Jeff Rogers Century Senior Goalie
Second TeamName School Class Pos.
Dan Alderman Century Senior Forward
Matt Hahn F.S. Key Senior Forward
Andrew Hamilton North Carroll Senior Forward
Conor Rigby Liberty Soph. Forward
Josh Gore F.S. Key Senior Midfield
Matt Utz Winters Mill Junior Midfield
Cody Ditzel North Carroll Junior Defense
Dustin Tarlow Westminster Senior Defense
Josh Utz Winters Mill Junior Defense
Nate Walker North Carroll Junior Defense
James Ways Winters Mill Soph. Defense
Chris Ashcroft South Carroll Junior Goalie
Note // Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.