For those that don’t know anything about River Hill, they are 3 years from the 3A State Champs, they had players on that team that had played Academy for their first 3 years of high school and were convinced to come back, since they have already gotten their D1 commits. They are 16-0-1 this season, we were only 1 school out of 4 that scored against them, and they have only given up 6 goals now all season…technically 2 of the goals they gave up were with their backups in their playoff match after they had a 6 goal lead and there were times when we were taking it to them convincingly, but just couldn’t find the net in the first half and it looked like we did in the 2nd, but only goal line technology would have called that one and who knows what would have happened. Their team speed was incredible, from all over the field and they were organized.
Now onto us, we ended up 9-6-3, first time in school history tying Meade, Severna Park and Arundel in the same season, with Arundel reaching their Region Final as well. We scored 44 goals and only gave up 19 and never gave up more then 2 goals in a game, and ended up with 7 shutouts. We scored more goals and gave up fewer then last season. Coleman in his first season as a keeper since he was little (was he ever), finished with a 78% save percentage and boy did he earn his stuff last night as well as all season long. We had 16 different players score goals during the season and had 15 players have assists. Every single player contributed to this team this season, whether on the field playing in every game or only making a few appearances. I’ve very proud of each and everyone of them.