CHESTERTOWN — A program-record six Shoremen have earned all-star recognition in voting by the Centennial Conference head soccer coaches.
Senior forward James Strine (Hockessin, Del. Salesianum) was placed on the elite first team, while his roommate and classmate Greg Adams (Pasadena, Chesapeake High School) landed on the second team.
Four others earned honorable mention: Centennial Conference Tournament most valuable player Eric Gwadz (Washington D.C., Woodrow Wilson), Alex Coster (Rockville, Richard Montgomery), Del Jenkins (Barrington, R.I.) and Harrison Malone (Charleston, S.C.).
Also, Ben Horgan (Wilmington, Del., St. Andrew’s School) represented 15-5-1 Washington on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team.
Strine moves up from the second team in 2019.
He scored what held up to be the winning goal in Washington’s 2-0 triumph over Gettysburg in the CC championship match Nov. 7.
“When James is on the field, we are always a threat to score a goal. He seems to conjure goals out of nothing,” Washington head coach Roy Dunshee said of Strine, whose career totals include 22 goals and 24 assists in 71 matches.
Strine and Adams shared the team lead in scoring, each with 10 goals, six assists and 26 points.
Adams, who is earning all-conference recognition for the first time, had four game-winning goals this fall.
He is a “workhorse of a striker,” an all-around excellent player, Dunshee said of Adams.
Gwadz, a senior forward, totaled eight goals and three assists — all in the last 10 matches. He scored the game-winner in the upset of No. 4 Franklin and Marshall, 1-0 in overtime, in the conference semifinals and was one-and-one in the championship match against Gettysburg.
Coster, a junior midfielder, scored his first collegiate goal in the 2-0 upset of then-No. 2 ranked F&M during the regular season. He also contributed four assists.
Senior defender Jenkins totaled a career-best 10 points on three goals and four assists. He recorded his first game-winner in the 1-0 defeat of then-No. 17 Muhlenberg.
Malone, a junior midfielder/defender, totaled two goals and two assists for his first career points. Both of his goals were game-winners and both of his assists set up game-winners.