McDonogh's Cole orally commits to Virginia for soccer Two-time All-Metro player also considered Maryland

High Schools

November 11, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jon Cole, McDonogh's two-time All-Metro soccer player, said yesterday that he has orally committed to a soccer scholarship with perennial NCAA power Virginia.

A 3.0 student who scored 1,160 on his SAT, Cole, 18, turned down Maryland, Wake Forest, Duke and Georgetown. "I made all five of my official visits, and I just found that socially, academically and with their soccer program, Virginia was the best place for me," said Cole, who played stopper-center midfield.

Cole, 6 feet, 175 pounds, had 43 goals and 39 assists for his career. This year, he had 16 goals and 13 assists to lead the Eagles to their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference crown. Last season, Cole was one of only three juniors named to the National Soccer Coaches Association All-America team and also was named the Umbro Player of the Year for Maryland.

McDonogh was ranked as high as No. 21 nationally last year and had reached three straight conference semifinals before this year.

Pub Date: 11/11/98

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