River Hill standout Crew selects Brown University

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February 15, 2000|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

All-Metro boys Soccer Player of the Year Adom Crew will attend Brown University in Providence, R.I.

The River Hill All-American, a three-time first-team All-Metro selection and a four-year starter who led his team to three straight state championships and a 67-7 record, had narrowed his choices to Brown and Yale.

"The academics are great at either place, but Brown has a great social atmosphere plus a good soccer program," Crew said.

He has a 4.0 grade-point average and a 1,300 SAT score. He has 56 career goals and 41 assists.

Brown's soccer team was ranked No. 17 nationally and lost to Virginia in the third round of the NCAA playoffs last season.

Crew will be part of a program in which he would be automatically accepted into Brown's medical school.

"It would be an eight-year program and is partly why I chose Brown," he said. "But I haven't decided whether I'll do that or pursue a degree in economics."

Both his parents attended Brown, and his sister, Alika, currently attends Brown.

Crew, 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, has played three years in the Olympic Development Program and is a member of the under-18 national pool.

River Hill coach Bill Stara said: "He has some of his best years ahead of him. He's still growing. His quickness is deceiving. He's long-legged and covers a lot of ground."

Scorps surprise 'Cats

Oakland Mills is the defending county boys basketball champion but was lightly regarded in preseason after graduating a pair of 6--5 stars -- Anthony Breland and Murray Graves.

With a 92-90 double-overtime victory over preseason favorite Wilde Lake Friday, the Scorpions suddenly find themselves tied with Centennial at 11-4 and in position to capture another county title -- although they face three tough opponents starting with Long Reach today.

In sending Wilde Lake to its third overtime loss this season, point guard Glenn Hayman converted 16 of 20 free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime.

The Scorpions, not normally a good free-throw shooting team, made 14 of their last 15 free throws and were 26-for-42 at the line for the game.

"Fans stood from the middle of the fourth quarter until the end," Scorpions coach Dave Appleby said. "We dressed only eight players and I didn't substitute from the middle of the fourth quarter to the end."

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