Crew leaving imprint on Brown men's soccer team

River Hill graduate leads Ivy League in scoring

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November 12, 2003|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

Adom Crew is going to the NCAA soccer tournament in high style this season for Brown University.

Long gone are the feelings of trepidation from his freshman season, when he was part of the team's run to the Division I quarterfinals.

Crew (River Hill) is the Ivy League's leading scorer this season with nine goals and two assists for 20 points. The senior team captain just moved into 10th place on Brown's career goal-scoring list with 24, and he is 12th all-time in points (58).

"I feel so much more like a part of the team this year," said Crew, who scored Brown's goal in Saturday's 1-1 tie with Yale that clinched the school's 20th NCAA tournament bid.

Brown has won or shared 17 Ivy League titles, including seven of the past 10.

"The soccer team is held in pretty high esteem around here," Crew said. "We're headed to the NCAAs thinking we can beat anyone if we get the breaks and play our game. It's exciting just to think about what we could do."

The Bears played a man down for 65 minutes against Yale and still came away with a tie, thanks to Crew's goal nine minutes into the game.

"I came to Brown for an education first, but its soccer tradition played an important role in my decision," the first-team Academic All-American said. "Now I'm having a great senior year, which I appreciate even more because of all the time I missed last year because of my ACL [torn anterior cruciate ligament]."

Having clinched a share of the Ivy title, Brown can win the title outright Saturday with a win or a tie against Dartmouth or a Yale loss to Princeton.

Rekart breaks records

Sophomore goalkeeper Kim Rekart (Mount Hebron) had a record-smashing season for Division II Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., establishing three school season and career marks.

Rekart fueled the Bulldogs' run to a 14-5-2 record with a 0.91 goals-against average. She has been in goal for eight of their school-record nine shutouts.

Rekart carries a 3.86 grade-point average.

Zoltani is All-Ivy

Columbia sophomore Tenke Zoltani (Dulaney) was chosen to the second-team All-Ivy League cross country squad, after she finished 11th at the Ivy League Heptagonal women's cross country championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Zoltani's time of 18:00.6 was the fifth best for Columbia, which won the team title with 33 points. It was the second straight Ivy cross country title for Columbia, which went 20 years (1978 to 1997) finishing last at every Heptagonal competition.

Et cetera

Tommy Hanlin (Kenwood) led the Ursinus College soccer team in scoring with eight goals and six assists for 22 points, gaining honorable mention on the All-Centennial Conference soccer team. Hanlin's effort put him in the top 10 in the league in assists and points per game.

Susquehanna junior defensive end Matt Bowers (Westminster) has seven tackles in six games for the 4-5 Crusaders. Bowers is 6 feet 3, 250.

Freshman Amberly Cira (Mount Hebron) is a member of Florida Southern's first varsity women's swimming team.

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