Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Grant Burfeind, Falmouth, senior, forward: With his outstanding speed and ability to put the ball in the net, Burfeind led the Yachtsmen with 13 goals last season.
Austin Downing helped Scarborough reach the Western Class A final last fall and is back to spearhead the offense again for the Red Storm.
Jill Brady/2011 Press Herald file
Tim Rovnak, left, was a key player on Portland’s Western Class A title team two years ago and led the Bulldogs in scoring last season.
Carl D. Walsh/2011 Press Herald file
John Burns, Kennebunk, senior, goalie: Burns was named to the all-SMAA second team last fall in his second varsity season.
Gitch Cleary, Scarborough, senior, back: A third-year starter, Cleary is an excellent one-on-one defender who anchors the defense for the Red Storm.
Matt Crowley, Greely, junior, midfield: A third-year varsity player, Crowley controls the middle third of the field for the Rangers.
Will D'Agostino, Falmouth, junior, goalie: His size and athleticism make it difficult for opposing players to get the ball past D'Agostino, who recorded seven shutouts and compiled a .944 goals-against average last season.
Austin Downing, Scarborough, senior, striker: A fourth-year varsity player, Downing has been a focal point for the Red Storm attack throughout his career.
Owen Gillis, Westbrook, junior, midfield: A third-year varsity player, the speedy, highly-skilled Gillis will make the offense go for the Blazes.
Ted Hart, Greely, junior, striker: A physical player who can strike the ball with either foot, Hart led the Rangers in scoring last fall.
Will Hirnak, Mt. Ararat, senior, midfielder: A three-year starter, Hirnak has the size and savvy to dominate the midfield.
Peabo Knoth, Waynflete, senior, striker: The Western Maine Conference Class C player of the year last fall, Knoth scored 15 goals to lead the Flyers to their first Class C state title.
Jack Martell, Gray-New Gloucester, senior, forward: Martell has the skill and talent to play wherever he's needed on the field.
Parker Matheson, Freeport, senior, midfielder: An all-Western Maine Conference pick last season, Matheson is a steadying influence for the Falcons.
Alex McLean, Marshwood, senior, forward: An extremely physical offensive player, McLean collected eight goals last season and has the ability to score from long range.
Fran Mendoza, York, senior, forward: While playing primarily out of the midfield, Mendoza had seven goals and three assists to help the Wildcats reach the Western Class B final.
Charlie Mull, Cheverus, junior, goalie: A second-year starter, Mull allowed fewer than one goal per game last season to earn honorable mention SMAA honors.
David Murphy, Yarmouth, junior, midfield: A third-year varsity player, Murphy uses his fabulous first touch and terrific vision to make the Clippers' transition game go.
DJ Nicholas, North Yarmouth Academy, sophomore, forward: An extremely dangerous player, Nicholas put in 17 goals to lead the Panthers in scoring during his rookie season.
Stephen Ochan, Deering, sophomore, midfield: Extremely quick on the counter-attack, Ochan has the ability to control the game, offensively and defensively.
Wyatt Omsberg, Scarborough, junior, midfield: A transfer from Messalonskee, Omsburg is an unselfish player with the ability to control the tempo of the game.
Conor Reagan, Gorham, senior, forward: A first-team all-SMAA pick last fall, Reagan has led the Rams in scoring the past three seasons.
Tim Rovnak, Portland, senior, forward: An All-SMAA selection last fall, Rovnak had 14 goals and nine assists in his second varsity season to lead the Bulldogs in scoring.
Konnor Scarponi, Brunswick, senior, forward: A skilled, speedy player who can shoot with either foot, Scarponi returns to the top of the Dragons' formation after scoring 16 goals last season.
Aaron Sinclair, Thornton Academy, senior, back: While operating primarily out of the center back position, Sinclair has 15 goals and 10 assists since moving into the starting lineup in 2010.
Peter Vannorsdall, Camden Hills, junior, back: The lone returning starter from last year's Eastern Class B championship team, Vannorsdall is expected to anchor the defense.
J.P. White, Falmouth, senior, midfield: One of the top players in the state, White had eight goals and six assists to help the Yachtsmen capture the Class B state championship.
-- Paul Betit, Staff Writer
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Charlie Mull allowed fewer than a goal per game last season in his first year as a starter, helping Cheverus reach the Western Class A semifinals.
John Ewing/2011 Press Herald file