New soccer facility to be dedicated today at Naval...

Arundel Digest

November 04, 2001

New soccer facility to be dedicated today at Naval Academy

Friends and alumni of the Naval Academy plan to help dedicate the school's new $4.5 million soccer facility today, the first building at the school to be funded with money raised from the continuing Leaders to Serve the Nation fund-raising campaign.

Glenn Warner Soccer Facility is the second facility built on campus that was funded entirely by private donors, officials said. The first was Fitzgerald athletic clubhouse.

The 16,300-square-foot soccer facility will house the men's and women's teams and includes a memorial lobby, locker rooms, a training room, physical therapy equipment, a laundry facility, a ticketing area and concession stands.

Soccer coach Glenn Warner, who died in 1997, guided midshipmen to nine NCAA tournament appearances, one national championship and 28 winning seasons during his 30-year career at the school. The facility is part of school superintendent Vice Adm. John R. Ryan's effort to revamp the campus with new and refurbished buildings paid for largely by corporate and alumni donors.

The comprehensive fund-raising campaign is the largest in the school's 150-year history and seeks to raise $175 million by 2005.

Teen charged in death of Annapolis youth, 15

An Annapolis teen-ager has been charged with murder in the death of an Annapolis youth who was shot in a city housing project. He also has been charged with shooting at the victim's three female companions.

Dermot Chase Jr., 16, of the first block of Monument St. was indicted Friday in the shooting of Timothy Lee Sembley Jr., 15, on Sept. 9. If convicted of first-degree murder, Chase could be sentenced to life in prison. He has been jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Chase was charged with assault and other counts immediately after the shooting, but authorities held off on the murder charge after he told police that he shot young Sembley, of the 400 block of Captains Circle, in self-defense.

According to police, the victim was carrying a .357-caliber handgun and was shot in the back about 3 a.m. as he stood on a sidewalk in the College Creek Terrace project. He had been arguing with his assailant, police said.

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