February 19, 2013
McDonogh junior midfielder George Campbell, an All-Metro first-team selection, has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year. In his third varsity season, Campbell finished with six goals and nine assists as the playmaking catalyst for the Eagles. Campbell becomes the fifth McDonogh standout to win the award, joining Jon Cole (1998-99), Mike Marchiano (2004-05), Chris Agorsor (2007-08) and Marquez Fernandez (twice in 2008-09 and 2009-10). Agorsor went on to to be named the Gatorade National Player of the Year. Campbell is still weighing his college options and has narrowed his choices to North Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest, Louisville and Duke.
February 16, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin and "Good Wife" star Josh Charles took on Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker and late-night host Jimmy Fallon on his show Friday night, in a spirited match of bubble soccer. You'll have to watch (left) to see who wins. Enjoy.
February 15, 2013
Major League Soccer's D.C. United is no longer exploring the possibility of moving to Baltimore, according to The Washington Post. The franchise had flirted with the city as it attempted to convince some government entity to give it a favorable deal on a new stadium. But the team's managing partner, Jason Levien, told The Post that "the stars are aligning in a good way for us" in D.C. and that the team would focus on financing a project there with city assistance on infrastructure costs.
February 11, 2013
Not being a football fan, I was absolutely frustrated with the wall-to-wall, tenacious coverage The Sun gave the Ravens and the Super Bowl . While expressing my annoyance with your paper and other media outlets that seemed to put the Super Bowl above war, the economy and life itself to an acquaintance from Scotland, she pointed out the tameness of American football as compared to soccer in Europe and the British Isles. She said that politics, flammable emotions and the very existence of people are intertwined with soccer in Europe.
January 28, 2013
St. Mary's named two new coaches for fall sports today, according to a news release from the school. Frank Richard takes over as the school's football coach, while Chris Hennings joins the Saints as the boys soccer coach. Richard, a graduate of Johns Hopkins and native of New Orleans, spent the past five years as the offensive and defensive line coach at Calvert Hall. He also previously served in the same role at Cardinal Gibbons. "I am honored and excited to lead St Mary's football," Richard said in the news release.
January 16, 2013
Soccer UMBC's Adams again one of top assistants in country For the sixth time since 2000, UMBC associate head coach Anthony Adams (Calvert Hall) has been recognized by College Soccer News as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation. The web publication cited Adams among 15 assistant or associate head coaches at the NCAA Division I level. College women: Penn State senior midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was named a first-team All-American by Soccer America.
January 6, 2013
Et cetera Bays Dynasty soccer ranked No. 1 in nation The under-12 Bays Dynasty boys soccer team has been ranked No. 1 nationally, according to gotsoccer.com. The squad earned the ranking by winning four of the largest fall tournaments in the Northeast, posting a clean 16-0 tournament record, while remaining undefeated in league play. "With gotsoccer.com currently ranking thousands of teams throughout the United States, this achievement is something in which this team can take great pride.
December 19, 2012
Reading the article, "Some residents upset with cricket field plan," (Dec. 6) brings up a question: Who are these "incumbent users" and why do they think they have priority in using a public park? A cricket field will be usable by the diversifying ethnic population. Is it the fact that many cricket players represent that diverse population that has people upset? Is it because they don't understand the rules or have never attempted the game? I suspect so. Perhaps these people would do well to remember that five or six decades ago, soccer was virtually unknown in the U.S. In fact, soccer was brought to this country by immigrants who had played it throughout Europe.
December 14, 2012
SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS M. bask. UNC-Asheville@Ohio State BIGTENNoon East Carolina@North Carolina ESPNUNoon Akron@Detroit Mercy FCSNoon Western Carolina@Georgetown MASNNoon Crossroads: Butler vs. Indiana 13, 92 Marshall vs Cincinnati CBSSN2 Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M ESPNU2 Big Four: Iowa vs. Northern Iowa BIGTEN2:30 Louisville@Memphis FCS2:30 ...
December 12, 2012
Three former Aberdeen Eagles played a significant role in the success of the 1975 men's socer team at Pfeiffer University that recently was voted into the Misenheimer, N.C., school's hall of fame. Robert Hinch and Roger Gompers both played on the attack and Alfred Kaye played defense. All three were four-year starters for Pfeiffer from 1975 through 1978. In the history of the Pfeiffer men's soccer program, the 1975 team ranks at the top of some rankings. They rank first for goals scored in a season-90; goals scored in a game-15; and tied for most wins in a season-13.