It had been 681 days since boys’ soccer played their last in-conference game: a semi-final loss to Concordia Prep in 2019. On August 31st, 2021, having missed out on the entire 2020 season, the Admirals took the field against Spalding. The 2-1 loss that night kick-started a run of 18 straight wins, which concluded in a 2-0 victory over St. Mary’s in front of a raucous crowd at Anne Arundel Community College for the B Conference championship. In beating St. Mary’s for the third time this season, senior superstar Colin McCarthy took a feed from Ammar Yusuf and buried the first goal. Davis Cawfield added another goal later in the second half, and goalie Will Hudson kept the door slammed shut all night.
The 18 straight wins included a 13-0 in-conference record, ten shutouts, and an insane 67-9 overall goal differential. Led by senior captains Reece Taylor and Colin McCarthy and head coach Mr. McCarthy and assistant coach Mr. Starr, this Admirals team returned the title to Water Street. Their last championship win was back in 2017, but they won three straight championships from 2015-2017. Coach McCarthy boasts a 152-42 career record and has never missed the playoffs while coaching for Severn. Under Mr. McCarthy’s leadership, the Admirals have played in five championship games, have now won four, and have made at least the semi-finals every year.
The Admirals had a well-rounded team with seven seniors, nine juniors, six sophomores and one freshman. Coach McCarthy explained, “We had a good group of sophomores, juniors, and some seniors, so that was our mantra, to unite as a unit. . . I put the kids up against some of the best teams at the beginning of the year just to test them and see how they were, and they fared very well. We just knew from that point on that it could be something special.” Congrats to Boys soccer for an unbelievable season.