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.
December 2, 2000 |
Delran's Carli Lloyd, The Inquirer's South Jersey girls' soccer player of the year in 1999 and a candidate for the award this year, has made an oral commitment to attend Rutgers University. Lloyd made the commitment to accept a scholarship from Rutgers late Thursday. Under NCAA rules, a player cannot sign a letter of intent until Feb. 7. Lloyd, a member of the under-18 U.S. national team and a Parade magazine all-American last year, is a significant recruit for Rutgers, which went 9-9-2 this season, advancing to the Big East quarterfinals under first-year coach Glenn Crooks.
January 13, 1994 |
A deaf-mute woman stabbed a member of the Hamburg SV soccer team yesterday while he sat in the stands watching an indoor tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. Oliver Moeller, an amateur player under contract with the Bundesliga club Hamburg, was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery. Doctors said the knife pierced his diaphragm and damaged the outer skin of his liver. The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Moeller, 25, was in the players' section of the stands when the 28-year-old woman jumped up and attacked him with an 8-inch kitchen knife.
July 24, 2006 |
Handsome, happy and very active, Wafiq, 8, can be strong-willed. He has many interests. He likes inventing stories for his action figures, being read to, and watching television. He also enjoys being outside riding his bike or playing soccer. In a new environment, Wafiq needs time to feel comfortable and safe. A bright child, he works at grade level in all his subjects and receives average marks. His teacher believes Wafiq could achieve more in school if he focused his attention.
April 17, 1998 |
Keith and Kevin Wright are in their second season as starters for the Pennridge baseball team, the District 1 Class AAA runner-up last year. The twins will attend Bloomsburg University next year, and they intend to continue playing in college. Playing soccer, that is. Baseball is my favorite sport," said Keith Wright, "but colleges look at you in the fall of your senior year, and when a couple of coaches offered, we had to take it. " "We haven't talked to any coaches about baseball," said Kevin Wright, the older brother by 44 minutes.
November 17, 1999 |
The way Radnor had rolled over its last three opponents, it seemed inevitable that the Red Raiders would capture their first girls' PIAA Class AA state soccer championship. Columbia threatened to break that run 13 seconds into the semifinal game last night at HersheyPark Stadium, scoring a wind-aided goal to charge out to an early lead. But the Red Raiders bounced back to score two goals in the first half and one in the second to win, 3-1. Radnor, which improved to 21-1-3, advanced to the state championship game here at 2 p.m. Saturday.
March 17, 1998 |
David Castellanos - a two-time Parade all-American soccer player at Christopher Dock - has verbally committed to play next fall at the University of Connecticut. Castellanos, who lives in Philadelphia but commutes to the Lansdale school, picked the Huskies over Maryland and Virginia. "I look at Connecticut and I think in four years they can be national champions," Castellanos said. "They had a good recruiting class last year and another one coming in, and they should be a strong team in the future.
October 31, 1989 |
Delco Christian has been dominant in Keystone Conference soccer the last four years, and the rest of the league came blame it on Brazil. That's where the Carroll boys, Rich and Craig, were born and lived until 1979. And that's where they learned to play soccer. "That was the main sport," said Rich Carroll. "The kids would play it in dirt roads in their bare feet. Actually, that's how we started, too. We'd come in the house, and we'd be covered with red dirt. " "We played every day. It was great," said Rich's twin, 18-year-old Craig.
September 17, 1998 |
Maria Simmonds and Erin McAnulty figured in the scoring as the Kutztown women's soccer team split its first two games of the season. McAnulty, a senior and graduate of Archbishop Prendergast, scored a goal in the Golden Bears' 3-1 victory over Philadelphia Textile on Sept. 1. The goal came on a pass from Simmonds, another graduate of Prendergast. McAnulty also had an assist in a 2-1 loss to Delaware Valley on Sept. 3. SIX AID MULES Six area athletes are competing for fall sports teams at Muhlenberg College.
November 8, 2011 |
Little Flower, which pushed Archbishop Wood to the limit before bowing, 3-2, in the Catholic League girls' soccer final last week, will lose 13 players to graduation. Seven of them started this season, so it appears that the Sentinels will have a few holes to fill before the 2012 campaign. But Ursula Coyle, who will return next season, and Megan Cullen, a player who will graduate, think the team should still do well. "A lot of people didn't think we would get as far as we did this season," said Coyle, a junior who finished the season with 20 goals, two coming in the championship game.