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December 10, 2011
Steve Nichols McDonogh In his 15 years as head coach of the Eagles, Nichols has built the team into a perennial national power. McDonogh won its sixth Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship this season with a 1-0 victory over Gilman. The Eagles have advanced to the final in 13 of the past 14 seasons and won their third championship in the past five years. Nichols said this year's title run was made possible by a number of factors.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
This week, Varsity Letters will take an in-depth look at the boys and girls soccer outlooks in various counties and leagues in the Baltimore area. On Thursday, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland and Maryland interscholastic Athletic Association A Conferences will be featured. Here's a closer look at the MIAA A Conference: Coming off an unbeaten season and another league crown, No. 1 McDonogh is the clear front-runner in the league. But the No. 1 Eagles have plenty of company.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
The McDonogh boys soccer team finds itself in a familiar spot, ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll. This season, the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions have another talented team, led by All-Metro senior midfielder Connor Smith. But there's one big difference: Longtime head coach Steve Nichols moved on to coach his alma mater, Loyola Maryland, leaving assistant Brandon Quaranta in charge of one of the country's most prominent programs.
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Sports Digest | September 3, 2014
Colleges Nichols earns first win as Loyola Maryland soccer coach Former McDonogh coach Steve Nichols earned his first career college win Tuesday night, as Loyola Maryland (1-1) outlasted a two-hour weather delay to earn a 1-0 victory over Howard (0-3) in its home opener Tuesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex. Senior Connor Thompson scored in the 22nd minute, and sophomore transfer Matt Sanchez (McDonogh) recorded his first shutout as a Greyhound. More men's soccer: Maryland senior midfielder Mikias Eticha was named Big Ten Player of the Week after he scored the game winning goal and added an assist in a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina.
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Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
­­McDonogh boys soccer coach Steve Nichols has been selected the 2013 Boys Private/Parochial School National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Nichols led the No. 1  Eagles (20-0-1) to the program's seventh Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship and its first unbeaten season. McDonogh finished as the country's No. 1 team in the Students Sports Fab 50 Poll and No. 10 nationally in the NSCAA Adidas Poll.
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October 19, 2013
All-Metro senior George Campbell has been a steady scoring source during the McDonogh boys soccer team's undefeated season so far. With the No. 1 Eagles getting a considerable push from No. 10 Gilman on Friday, he found more offense at the most opportune time. Campbell provided the game-winner with 6 minutes to play as the Eagles passed their toughest test to date in a 2-1 win over the Greyhounds. McDonogh improves to 16-0 and 12-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, while Gilman falls to 7-6-2 and 5-6-1. When the visiting Greyhounds couldn't finish off three consecutive corner kicks with 10 minutes to play, Campbell (16 goals, 11 assists this season)
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By Todd Karpovich and For The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
McDonogh boys coach Steve Nichols made a difficult decision this offseason to break away from the U.S. Development Academy and create his own club soccer team. The Academy rules prohibit players from competing for their respective high schools without a waiver and require uniformity with daily training. Nichols was confident he could build an environment where players could get optimal training and still compete for their respective schools. With this in mind, Nichols left the Baltimore Bays Chelsea and formed Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club.
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By Bill Free | October 28, 1993
Midfielder Billy Ronson and defenders Joe Barger and Jeff Nattans are returning for the Baltimore Bays' indoor season, and Steve Nichols will join after one season with the Spirit.The Bays are preparing for their first indoor season in the United States Interregional Soccer League. The season opener is Nov. 20 at the Connecticut Wolves, and the home opener is Nov. 26 at Du Burns Arena against the Hampton Roads Hurricanes.Bays coach Kevin Healey said yesterday that the team is "negotiating with two well-known Blast players."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2011
A Brooklyn Park man killed his wife and her twin children on Sunday before he sent a text message to his mother and turned a gun on himself, police said. Anne Arundel County Police identified the man as Kelly Brian Thompson, 33, who lived in a Wood Street rowhouse. They said he first shot and killed his wife, Nina Thompson, 34, and her 15-year-old twins, Taishawn Pugh, a girl, and Treshawn Pugh, a boy. He then texted an agitated message to his mother, who called police and went to the house around 9 a.m., police said.
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By Glenn Graham | December 14, 2011
The Baltimore Bays have been named the nation's top boys soccer club by Soccer America for a record fourth straight year. The club won its record ninth U.S. Youth Soccer boys championship when the Under-19 Bays Chelsea team defeated the Chicago Fire Juniors, 2-0, to capture the 76th McGuire Cup at the 2011 National Championships this summer. It was the third national championship for the squad, which also won as U-14 and U-15 squads. The Bays club has won at least one national championship in each of the past six years.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
The McDonogh boys soccer team finds itself in a familiar spot, ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll. This season, the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions have another talented team, led by All-Metro senior midfielder Connor Smith. But there's one big difference: Longtime head coach Steve Nichols moved on to coach his alma mater, Loyola Maryland, leaving assistant Brandon Quaranta in charge of one of the country's most prominent programs.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Jon Cole knew who he wanted to serve as his best man. The former McDonogh and Virginia soccer star, now 33, had high school pals and college teammates who floated in and out of his life, but one guy was constant. His high school coach, Steve Nichols, went from mentor to father figure to big brother to best friend over 20 years. At the time, two summers ago, Nichols joked at Cole's request: "I'm 43 years old, why me?" Cole never thought twice. "He's like the brother I never had," said Cole, who married in June 2012.
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Sports Digest | February 13, 2014
Et cetera Nichols resigns as coach of Bohemians Steve Nichols resigned as coach of the Baltimore Bohemians so he can devote full attention to his new job as men's coach at Loyola Maryland. In two seasons under Nichols, who last week stepped down as boys coach at McDonogh, the Bohs were 13-8-9 in regular-season play. He led the team to its first playoff berth last season, and the club's second-place finish qualified it for the 2014 U.S. Open Cup. The Bohs led the USL Premier Development League in scoring in 2013.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
McDonogh didn't look far or long to find its new boys soccer coach. Assistant Brandon Quaranta will take over for longtime coach Steve Nichols, who was named the new men's coach at Loyola University on Wednesday. Quaranta, a standout player at Archbishop Curley and Hofstra, has been an assistant under Nichols since 2006. “Obviously, in the last 20 years Steve has been able to establish one of the best programs in the country,” Quaranta said. “He's attracted unbelievable student-athletes who have represented the school amazingly and performed incredibly on the field.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Incredible finishes, dominating performances, outstanding individual achievements, improbable upsets. Covering boys lacrosse, boys basketball, and boys and girls soccer was a special treat that brought plenty of those things in a memorable 2013. In Part Three of my 2013 recap, here's a look at some of the best individual performances this season: Most outstanding season by a player George Campbell, McDonogh boys soccer There were plenty of individuals who posted impresive stats and carried their respective teams to championships, and topping the list is Campbell.
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Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
­­McDonogh boys soccer coach Steve Nichols has been selected the 2013 Boys Private/Parochial School National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Nichols led the No. 1  Eagles (20-0-1) to the program's seventh Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship and its first unbeaten season. McDonogh finished as the country's No. 1 team in the Students Sports Fab 50 Poll and No. 10 nationally in the NSCAA Adidas Poll.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
This week, Varsity Letters will take an in-depth look at the boys and girls soccer outlooks in various counties and leagues in the Baltimore area. On Thursday, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland and Maryland interscholastic Athletic Association A Conferences will be featured. Here's a closer look at the MIAA A Conference: Coming off an unbeaten season and another league crown, No. 1 McDonogh is the clear front-runner in the league. But the No. 1 Eagles have plenty of company.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
The Spirit is to play its first National Professional SoccerLeague game here this afternoon.The 5 p.m. preseason game against the Harrisburg Heat at the Arena is free to the public."
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
An established power with six Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championships already won, the McDonogh boys soccer program has had many quality teams and remarkable players. But the 2013 Eagles have a chance to be special. With a 4-0 home win over No. 5 Gilman in Wednesday's MIAA A semifinals, the Eagles improved to 20-0-1 and kept alive their chance to go undefeated for the first time. That decisive comes on Sunday, when McDonogh plays No. 2 St. Paul's - a 3-0 winner over Archbishop Curley in Wednesday's other semifinal - for the conference championship.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
The St. Paul's boys soccer team showed it has gained significant ground on McDonogh since the teams first met in early September, spoiling the No. 1 Eagles' bid for a perfect season on Monday. The No. 2 Crusaders withstood constant pressure in two 10-minute overtime periods after junior midfielder Brady White scored the game-tying goal in the second half to force the 3-3 draw. It was a different result for St. Paul's, which lost to McDonogh 4-0 on Sept. 11. McDonogh is now 18-0-1 overall and 14-0-1 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference with its regular-season finale set for Wednesday against visiting John Carroll.
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