December 21, 1996 |
Trish Williams was sidelined for virtually the entire soccer season because of a knee injury, but that didn't stop colleges from recruiting the Shawnee High senior. Williams was among the area's most highly sought-after players, and she made an oral commitment earlier this week to attend Clemson University. A first-team Inquirer all-South Jersey selection as a junior, Williams said that Clemson offered her a 75 percent scholarship. She also had made official visits to Kentucky, Alabama, Connecticut and North Carolina-Greensboro.
July 9, 1994 |
To say that Mexicans celebrated their national soccer team's advance to the next round of the World Cup soccer tournament last week would be a gross understatement. Many exploded into something close to collective madness. The minute the Mexico-Italy match ended with a 1-1 tie at about 2:30 p.m. on June 28, Mexico City became a massive fiesta that soon turned violent. More than a million people took to the streets. As hours went by and more people got drunk, the dancing on the street turned increasingly nasty.
April 12, 2000 |
Kacy Dadura, a high-scoring senior forward from Kingsway, has accepted a soccer scholarship to Niagara University. Dadura said she agreed "to almost a full scholarship" with the Division I school. Last fall, Dadura scored 18 goals and added 10 assists for Kingsway. "I really liked the school, the coach [Peter Veltre], and the team," Dadura said. "It was a very good atmosphere there. " Dadura she also considered Monmouth and William Paterson and was going to make an official visit to Providence before she signed with Niagara in late March.
September 11, 2001 |
Gloucester Catholic senior Lindsey Finnegan, a first-team all-South Jersey forward last year, has accepted a soccer scholarship from Villanova University. Finnegan made an oral commitment yesterday after completing an official visit to the campus. "Villanova is the place I felt the most comfortable," Finnegan said. "It's close to home, and I've known [head coach] Ann Clifton a long time and really think she's a great coach. " According to NCAA rules, a soccer recruit can't sign a letter of intent until Feb.6.
September 30, 1992 |
Eager to get Archbishop Kennedy's 1992 soccer season under way, Chris Hain called for a "captain's practice" - an unofficial workout where players run, kick and sweat under the summer sun without the shrill of a coach's whistle. "I was really looking forward to my senior season, I couldn't wait to get going," said Hain, a two-time all-league selection and the team's reigning MVP. The turnout for the early August get-together was sparse. Four players, including Chris and his brother, Kevin, showed up at the Saints' practice field in Conshohocken.
February 8, 1997 |
Lenape's Mike Reid, The Inquirer's South Jersey boys' soccer player of the year, signed a letter of intent yesterday with Rutgers. Reid received a partial scholarship, according to his father, Bill. As a senior, Reid led Lenape to its first Group 4 state title. The Indians were also The Inquirer's top-ranked South Jersey team for the second consecutive year. Reid, who finished with 42 career goals, scored 17 as a senior and added 25 assists. He had six goals in Lenape's six state-tournament games.
November 27, 1996 |
There is nothing unusual about seeing advertising on a pro team's uniform. Names and logos for such companies as Starter, CCM or Nike, appear so frequently on jerseys in the NFL, NHL and NBA, they go unnoticed. It would be impossible, however, not to notice the Kixx's shirts. After all, the name of Philadelphia's indoor soccer team is not Okidata. That is the name of a company that makes office copiers and printers in Cherry Hill, N.J. But "Okidata" is printed across the front of every player's jersey.
July 15, 2014 |
THEY CAME FROM far away, in South Jersey, both wearing red Phillies shirts amid the sea of multicolored soccer jerseys that had flooded South Street. They heard the strange sounds of European techno, saw men wearing knitted scarves on a sweltering Sunday - and it wasn't so bad, they said, because the men playing soccer on the 20-foot screen in the center of South Street were "really hot. " "We came for the beer," said Ashley Cleave, 24. "We came for the Phillies [on the bar's TV]
December 20, 2010 |
When Nicholas J. Gazzara III was a year old, he would line up about 50 small soccer balls in a hallway. If his parents touched them as they tried to tiptoe from room to room, the toddler would throw himself on the floor and cry. "He was crazy about soccer," said his mother, Lynda. "That was his passion. " Mr. Gazzara, 18, of Buena Vista, grew up to be a standout soccer player at Sacred Heart High School in Vineland, where he held a school record for career goals. He died Thursday, Dec. 16, when he lost control of his car on snow-covered Route 54 in Buena Vista, police said.
November 9, 2005 |
Junior Nick Sih didn't mind all the ceremony of a news conference yesterday at Germantown Academy. But the Patriots' soccer whiz seemed a little confused as to why anybody would question his college commitment choice. Sih, one of the most highly prized recruits in the nation, made official yesterday his commitment to Duke University. When asked for a reason, he kept it simple and succinct. "Duke is one of the top [universities] academically in the nation, and it's also one of the top soccer schools," Sih said.