Coach of the Year

Chip Beverung, North East

Guided Indians to perfect 7-0 mark against Cecil County opponents … came within one game of Susquehanna Division title with 6-1 mark in lower division … posted 10-2 regular-season record … led North East to top seed and first-round bye in 2A East Region Section I Tournament … posted first win over Rising Sun since 2015 season on April 5 … first Coach of the Year award.

Player of the Year

Ben Ehrhart

Rising Sun, Jr., Att.

County’s leading scorer with 99 points on the season … scored county-best 65 goals and dished out 34 assists … collected 94 ground balls … scored or assisted 69 percent of Tigers’ goals on season despite always being covered by opponents’ best defender … posted 13 points on nine goals and four assists during 16-14 playoffs loss to upper-division Harford Tech on May 8 … third-straight All-County selection … back-to-back Player of the Year award.

Drew Opp

Rising Sun, Jr., Att.

Versatile and highly skilled junior attacker with 28 goals and nine assists for the year … able to play in various roles for Tigers’ offense … 2018 honorable mention selection.

Ben Roberts

Perryville, So., Att.

Second-year varsity player finished second on team with 40 points … strong finisher scored 26 goals … recorded 14 assists … back-to-back All-County selection.

Gavin Sharpless

North East, Jr., Att.

Leading scorer for county’s top team … scored second-most goals of any county player with 52 … added 10 assists to finish season with 62 points … scooped 42 ground balls … scored seven goals in Indians’ first win over Rising Sun since 2015 on April 5 … led Indians to 10-2 record with 7-0 mark again county opponents … back-to-back All-County selection.

Cade Eyman

Rising Sun, Sr., Mid.

Do-it-all midfielder in only second year playing lacrosse … scored 15 goals and added three assists … won 60 percent of face-off attempts … continued to improve as season progressed.

Danny Jones

North East, Jr., Mid.

Junior midfielder finished second on team with 24 goals … added 11 assists for 35 points … strong face-off man with 58.4 win percentage … collected 62 ground balls … scored seven goals in Indians’ win over Rising Sun.

Matt Woods

Perryville, Sr., Mid.

Senior midfielder who was Panthers’ leading scorer … strong dodger with hard shot who scored 32 goals … added 11 assists to finish campaign with 43 points … back-to-back All-County selection.

Eric Garvey

North East, Sr., Def.

Close defenseman who always guarded opposing team’s top attackman … forced 12 turnovers and gathered 47 ground balls … possesses impressive stick skills with long pole, scoring three goals and adding one assist.

Morgan Santos

Rising Sun, Jr., Def.

Tigers’ defensive leader and constant communicator … recorded 28 takeaway checks, 31 ground balls and 16 clears … intelligent player with ability to read and understand opposing offenses.

Hunter Vaughn

Perryville, Sr., Def.

Returned from injury-shortened junior season to anchor Panthers’ defense … athletic and versatile defender who also played long-stick midfield and was capable of guarding opposing team’s best midfielder or attackman.

Ronan DePaul

Elkton, Jr., GK

Junior goaltender and third-year starter in net … enjoyed record-setting season with more than 280 saves made … stopped record 34 shots during playoff loss to Fallston on May 8 … 2017 and 2018 honorable mention selection.

Honorable mention

Jacob Rodgers, Elkton

Tyler Bane, North East

Cameron Friend, North East

Hunter Morris, North East

Kyle Burns, Perryville

Vinny Gugliotta, Perryville

Liam Johnson, Perryville

Hunter Russell, Rising Sun

Mason Santos, Rising Sun

Jacob Guiliani, Tome

Mark LoPresto, Tome

Nate Pierce, Tome

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