September 9, 2016 |
Temple linebacker Avery Williams still keeps in contact with last year's acknowledged team leader, Tyler Matakevich, now a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Just over the weekend, Williams said, he congratulated Matakevich on earning a spot on the Steelers' 53-man roster. Matakevich set a Temple record with 493 tackles, and now Williams is being compared to the former all-American, especially in the leadership department. When asked if he believes he has to be a Matakevich-type player, which means making virtually every tackle, Williams replied, "There is no such thing as [being a]
May 27, 2016 |
The story of Clearview girls' lacrosse is twofold. There is luck and there is talent. Luck rarely works in Clearview's favor. Once again, the injury bug paid the team a visit this season, and the Pioneers had to overcome the loss of some of their best players and leaders. For Clearview, this is just history repeating itself. But every year when playoff brackets start to narrow, Clearview is still playing lacrosse. That's where talent comes in. The fourth-seeded Pioneers are set to take on top-seeded Shawnee Thursday in the semifinal round of the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs.
March 24, 2016 |
Tyler Mondile always was the young guy, playing up. He always was the 10-year-old playing with the 12s, the 13-year-old playing with the 15s, the sophomore playing with the seniors. This season is different. Mondile is a senior righthander for the Gloucester Catholic baseball team. In addition to the traditional task of mowing down hitters with electric stuff that includes a fastball that recently touched 96 mph on a radar gun, the veteran has a new and equally important role: team leader.
January 24, 2016
Education Loughborough University, graduated in 1994; advanced studies in artificial intelligence in 1996. Career 1996-97: Eidos Interative (Britain). Team leader, lead programmer. 1997-2000: Silicon Dreams Studio (Britain). Technical manager and team leader. 2000-02: 3DO. Executive director. 2002-09: Microsoft, chief technology officer in Interactive Entertain- ment Business (Xbox). 2009-12: International Gaming Technology, chief technology officer and executive vice president of research and development.
December 29, 2015 |
I DON'T THINK any reporters who cover the Eagles know Jason Peters well. It's kind of odd, given that Peters has made the Pro Bowl as an Eagle six times, as much as Donovan McNabb did, but the best left tackle in franchise history makes himself available in the locker room sporadically, and he doesn't make small talk. Over the years, Peters has been revered as an Eagles cornerstone, first for Andy Reid, then for Chip Kelly. His judgments, when offered, have been taken as gospel. Peters isn't one to try to drown the truth in a torrent of rationalizations or excuses.
September 25, 2015 |
AS THE SIDELINE throw-in sailed through the air, Roman Catholic senior forward Brandon Gutekunst stood by the goal post, waiting to make his move. With Roman and La Salle tied and less than 10 minutes remaining Tuesday, Gutekunst jumped in the air, flicked his head and lifted the ball over the outstretched arms of the La Salle goalkeeper. The goal propelled Roman Catholic to its seventh win in seven games and fourth win in Philadelphia Catholic League play. "The guy we want with the ball is Brandon," volunteer coach Mark Casasanto said.
September 12, 2015 |
Nick Diaco won't have the chance to ease into his new role as starting quarterback for the West Deptford football team. Tommy Kadar won't have the chance to slowly settle into his new role as starting quarterback for the Haddonfield football team. The Eagles and Bulldogs - archrivals who have met 11 times in the last six seasons in Colonial Conference Liberty Division and South Jersey Group 2 tournament play - open the season against each other on Friday night at Gateway. "It's going to get the juices flowing," Diaco said of the renewal of one of South Jersey's fiercest rivalries.
June 5, 2015 |
Four years ago, the United States women's soccer team brought a then-21-year-old Alex Morgan to the Women's World Cup. Morgan was a spark off the bench, a speedy forward who went into a match during the latter stages and ran at tired defenses. She left the tournament as an emerging star. Morgan opened the scoring in the 2011 World Cup final with a 69th-minute tally that looked as though it would send the U.S. women to their first title since 1999. But Japan equalized with nine minutes remaining and, after trading goals in overtime, Japan won on penalty kicks, 3-1. The experience that she gained, despite the loss, shaped her approach to her second World Cup. "I think going into this World Cup, I know what to expect a little more and I know what I need to prepare for this World Cup and feel more at peace mentally," Morgan said.
January 25, 2015 |
CHASE KUMOR wants to be a nurse, and the 6-3 senior forward for Conwell-Egan High doesn't care what anybody thinks. In fact, he might come across the occasional knuckle-dragging troglodyte who thinks he should pursue something more manly, but he remains undeterred. "I'm fine with it," Kumor said yesterday after the Eagles overwhelmed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 69-41. "It's just what I want to do. If I want to do it, I'm just gonna go do it. I'm confident in it. " "Yeah, I get some jokes cracked at me, but I just kind of laugh it off," he continued.
November 21, 2014 |
In one sense, Jake Mulroy was the wrong man for the job. "That's not what I do," Mulroy said of scoring winning goals in the state semifinals or in any other match for the Haddon Township boys' soccer team. In another sense, Mulroy was right for the moment. He's a senior. He's a team leader. He's a key part of a deep, talented, and experienced squad that has set its sights on a state title since the summer. "We talked about that," Haddon Township coach Jim Bonder said after his team's 1-0 victory over Shore Regional in the Group 1 state semifinals Wednesday night at Eastern.