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All-County Boys Soccer 2010: Torres finishes what Lions start

December 09, 2010|By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com

Pretty much everything Broadfording’s boys soccer team started this season, junior Andrew Torres finished.

After scoring 21 goals and adding 10 assists in an All-County First Team campaign last season, Torres was moved to striker by Lions coach David Grimm this season.

“It started off a little slow, but we got it together a little bit,” Torres said. “We got the lineup adjusted and really made a good run.”

The new position fit Torres like a glove. His 37 goals were 23 more than the next highest total by a player in Washington County, and adding in his six assists, his 80 total points were 47 more.

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Torres is The Herald-Mail’s 2010 Washington County Boys Soccer Player of the Year. “I think he’s the best finisher in the league,” Grimm said. “He knows where he is. He can see where the goalie is, and his vision’s incredible. He knows how to finish shots. He finishes deep shots, close shots, he just doesn’t miss a lot. He knows how to position himself to score goals.”

Led by their scoring star, Broadfording went 19-4, won Mason Dixon Christian Conference regular season and tournament titles and finished second in the Maryland Christian State Tournament.

“I scored a lot of goals. That was my job,” Torres said. “I was happy to lead the team to the championship.”

Torres comes from a talented soccer family. His older brother Stephen was an All-County First Team honoree in his senior season last year, scoring 17 goals. Twin brother Michael had five goals and six assists from his midfield spot this season.

“The whole family plays a lot of soccer and we all have great skill,” Andrew Torres said. “Working with Stephen in the years I played with him and with Michael this year, it was a real help to our achievements.”

“Michael was a huge asset this year,” Grimm said. “The two know how each other play and Michael knows where to get Andy the ball.”

Joining Torres on the All-County First Team are:

Alex Aleshire, Williamsport

Junior goalkeeper tied for the county lead with eight shutouts, and his 0.94 goals-against average was second-best. An MVAL Antietam first-team honoree and a two-time All-County First Team selection.

Connor Arnone, Williamsport

Senior defender led a Wildcats defense that surrendered just 16 goals in 16 games. He was selected to the MVAL Antietam first team.

Matthew Blair, Clear Spring

Senior forward gave Blazers a speed threat up the left side and was tied for third in the county with 11 goals and 28 points. An MVAL Antietam second-team honoree.

Nick Buckner, St. Maria Goretti

Senior defender played solid in the back and also was a threat on set pieces, scoring five goals.

Mavlyud Gilmanov, North Hagerstown

Senior midfielder worked his magic up the wings, setting up numerous teammates with his passing as he finished with three goals and nine assists. An All-State and MVAL Antietam first-team honoree.

Yusif Kadir, Smithsburg

Senior midfielder with superb on-the-ball skills was asked to take on a more defensive role, but still finished with three goals. An MVAL Antietam first-team selection.

Andrew Ludwick, Saint James

Senior midfielder finished second in the county in goals (14) and points (33) to earn his second straight All-County First Team nod.

Caleb Mittel, North Hagerstown

Senior goalkeeper led the county with his 0.68 goals-against average and tied for the lead with eight shutouts. An MVAL Antietam first-team honoree.

Gavin Myers, Clear Spring

Senior defender was a tenacious physical presence at the back for the Blazers, who conceded just 19 goals in 18 games. Also had two goals and two assists and was named to the MVAL Antietam first team.

Jordan Payne, Williamsport

Senior forward tied for third in the county with 11 goals and 28 points as the primary offensive threat for the Wildcats. An MVAL Antietam first-team selection.

Max Psillas, North Hagerstown

Senior defender anchored the Hubs’ defense from his sweeper spot and earned All-State honorable mention and an MVAL Antietam first-team nod. It’s his second straight All-County First Team honor.

Devin Repp, Clear Spring

Senior midfielder was arguably the county’s most dangerous player on set pieces with his leaping ability. He scored seven goals and was an MVAL Antietam first-team selection. It’s his second straight All-County First Team nod.

Clayton Stottlemyer, Smithsburg

Senior defender kept the offensively challenged Leopards in most games and was dangerous on free kicks. An MVAL Antietam first-team honoree.

Vince Turano, St. Maria Goretti

Senior forward tied for fifth in the county with 10 goals and added five assists as the primary offensive threat for the Gaels, who won the Maryland Private Schools ‘B’ state title.

All-County Second Team

Thomas Blake, St. Maria Goretti, Junior, Forward

Ryan Byard, North Hagerstown, Sophomore, Forward

Andre DeSouza, North Hagerstown, Senior, Defender

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