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Lancers Women's Soccer Announce 2013 Schedule

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FARMVILLE, Va. -- Longwood University 20th-year women's soccer head coach Todd Dyer ‘93 has announced his upcoming 2013 Schedule that features six Big South Conference home matches among the 11 league contests, as well as a visit to the Athletics Complex in Farmville by in-state opponent James Madison University.

Richmond Kickers 4-0 James Madison Dukes: Kickers finally rolling in the preseason

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After a rocky start to the preseason, the Richmond Kickers are finally on a roll. Their current streak started with a 6-1 win over Longwood University, continued with a 3-0 over Virginia Commonwealth University, and kept going with a 4-0 win last night over James Madison University. D.C. United loanees Conor Shanosky and Taylor Kemp got the start, with Shanosky playing center back and Taylor Kemp playing left back.

Longwood University Places Three On VaSID All-State Second-Team

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FARMVILLE, Va. - Three members of the Longwood University men's soccer team have been named to the 2010 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Second Team. Senior Harvey Headley | Coventry, England (Stoke Park) received the recognition for the second-straight season, while junior defender Shane Johnson | Ashburn (Broad Run) and sophomore defender Patrick McDaniel | Midlothian (Cosby) earned earned the honor for the first time.

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United, Brown rampant in win over Brooklyn

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Photo: Courtesy of Glenn Reigel/Reading United

It was a very good weekend for Reading United and their goal scoring ace, Deshorn Brown. The temperature at kickoff at Albright College's Shirk Stadium was 94 degrees, but nothing has been hotter than a Reading team that has re-discovered their scoring touch, thanks in large part to Brown hitting the back of the net four times this weekend.

Hotspur Win Season Opener against Royals

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Fredericksburg Hotspur hold on for season-opening win


By Tom Leiss


FAIRFAX, Va.—The Fredericksburg Hotspur opened their 2012 Premier Development League season with a 3-2 win against the Northern Virginia Royals on Sunday at Fairfax High School.

Fredericksburg (1-0) jumped on top early with a goal in the fourth minute and built its advantage to 3-0 by the 51st minute, before having to fight to hang on for the victory in the closing minutes.

Reading is the new Akron

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Much has been made of the record breaking selection of seven players from the University of Akron in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft.

Rightly so. After all, five of them were among the first eight picks in the draft.

That coach Caleb Porter and his staff have gotten it right when it comes to player development is only underscored when you recall that five of this year's Generation adidas class of nine also played at Akron.

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Richmond Kickers announce Preseason Schedule

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Richmond Kicker Press Release:


KICKERS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE Local Favorites, NCAA Champions and ACC Powerhouse Featured
RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, January 30, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the 2012 preseason schedule, featuring games against local favorites Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, March 3 and NCAA National Champions University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 17 at the state-of-the-art sports complex, Ukrop Park.

Virginia colleges prepare for 2011 Men's National Championship

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Four Virginia colleges men's programs have made it into the DI championship field announced Thursday by the NCAA. The teams will be trying to end the season as the 2011 NCAA Men's Champions.

James Madison University is the lone Virginia based team with a first round bye and will play the winner of the first round match between Wake Forest and South Carolina.

KICKERS DEFEAT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 3-0 IN FRONT OF SOLD-OUT CROWD

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RICHMOND, VA – (Saturday, March 12, 2011) – The Richmond Kickers officially opened preseason with a 3-0 win over the 2010 ACC Champions University of Maryland in front of a sold-out crowd at the Kickers state-of-the-art training facility, Ukrop Park. A nil-nil first half gave way to a flurry of goals when star forward Matthew Delicâte opened scoring in the 64th minute.

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Manassas native, JMU alumn C.J. Sapong named 2011 MLS Rookie of the Year

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Major League Soccer announced the first of many 2011 season awards today by naming former James Madison University standout C.J. Sapong as the MLS Rookie of the Year for 2011.

Sapong beat out D.C. Uniteds' own Perry Kitchen to win this years award recognizing the leagues best first year player.

As MLS comes to a close, it's time to give out awards

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By Eric Beard

Say what you will about Playoffs, but the road to the 2011 MLS Cup has created insurmountable drama. From Rafa Marquez starting a fight after LA won in New York to the Seattle Sounders nearly coming back from a 3-nil deficit, the Playoffs have ensured a level of entertainment any fan can embrace.

Peter Vermes comments on the draft

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Sporting Kansas City's Manager Peter Vermes comments on players taken in the 2011 MLS Super Draft:CJ Sapong - James Madison University - Forward - 1st round (10th overall) We had two guys we had identified for the tenth pick, one was Sapong and one was Jalil Anibaba. So we were interested in both and both could fit.

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Top 25 Ranked Virginia Colleges - Oct. 25

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Top 25

Soccer America Men's Top 25 (Oct. 25)

↑ 14. Old Dominion (11-2-0) prev. 17↑ 17. James Madison (11-2-1) prev. 20
↓ 25. Virginia (9-5-1) prev. 21


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Independence draft Havertown’s Farrelly

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Sinead Farrelly

The Philadelphia Independence selected midfielder Sinead Farrelly from the University of Virginia with their first pick in the 2011 WPS Draft in Baltimore on Friday.

The Havertown-native was a semifinalist in 2009 and 2010 for the Hermann Trophy and was named to the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Women's NCAA Division I All-America Team.

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Introducing JMU women's soccer player Olivia Tomoff

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INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OLIVIA TOMOFF - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics


INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER BECKY SPARKS - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics

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INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER BECKY SPARKS - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics


INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER BECKY SPARKS - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics

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INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER BECKY SPARKS - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics


INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER SAMANTHA SCALF

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INTRODUCING JMU WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER SAMANTHA SCALF - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics


Jalil Anibaba

Draft Day Rewind

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Well things kind of went the way that many people kind of expected it today, plenty of people last night were predicting that Jalil Anibaba and AJ Soares would be off the board when KC picked at the 10 spot. Soares went to the Revolution at the 6 spot while Anibaba almost fell to the Wizards, but was grabbed by Chicago at the 9 spot.

2011 MLS SuperDraft - Full Results

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MLSSoccer.com's Full List - be sure to check out their site for full explanation of all trades and notes.

Round 1 Pick Club Player's Name Position School/Previous Club 1 Omar Salgado* F US U-20 National Team 2 Darlington Nagbe* M University of Akron 3 Perry Kitchen* M University of Akron/US U-20s 4 Zarek Valentin* D University of Akron/US U-20s 5 Zac MacMath* GK University of Maryland/US U-20s 6 AJ Soares D University of California 7 Kofi Sarkodie* D University of Akron 8
(from TOR) Michael Nanchoff* M University of Akron 9 Jalil Anibaba D University of North Carolina 10 CJ Sapong F James Madison University 11
(from SEA1, POR2) Will Bruin* F Indiana University 12 Rich Balchan D Indiana University 13 Corey Hertzog* F Penn State University 14
(from RSL3) Victor Estupinan F LDU Quito (Ecuador) 15
(from SJ 4) Justin Meram F University of Michigan 16 Paolo Cardozo M Quilmes (Argentina) 17 Bobby Warshaw D Stanford University 18 Eddie Ababio D University of North Carolina

Rounds 2 & 3 after the break.

2011 MLS Combine Senior Invitees

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With just a month to go till the combine the MLS has wasted no time in naming its list of invitees. The list is chosen by MLS coaches and scouts who see these players as potential draft picks. In total the MLS has announced 58 seniors on the list, who will later be joined by a cast of generation adidas prospects.

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NCAA Championship: New England Update

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The Brown University Bears' (12-5-3) NCAA Division I Tournament run came to an end on Sunday night in the round of 16, leaving the University of Connecticut Huskies (19-3-2) as the only New England college left in the competition.

Playing at home at Stevenson Field in Providence, RI., Brown fell behind St.

2011 All-CAA Men’s Soccer Team Announced

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Players from JMU, VCU, William and Mary, and Old Dominion where recognized for their great seasons at this years All-CAA Men's Soccer Awards Banquet hosted at James Madison University.

Yannick Smith and Gideon Asante (ODU), Nicolas Abrigo (William and Mary), Paul Wyatt (JMU), and Juan Monge Solano (VCU) where named First Team.

JMU Women's Soccer Falls 3-1 to Virginia Tech

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JMU Women's Soccer Falls 3-1 to Virginia Tech - JMUSports.com—Official Web site of James Madison University Athletics

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Video: Spectacular goal in Virginia high school soccer match

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By Steven Goff

A bit old, but worth a look.....

Brentsville High School's Zach Willis, who will play at James Madison University this fall, scores from 38 yards against Battlefield. (Read colleague Paul Tenorio's match report.)

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Q&A with C.J. Sapong

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Q&A with C. J. Sapong from James Madison University. C.J. was selected in the first round (10th overall) by Sporting Kansas City.Were you expecting to go to Kansas City? I wasn't expecting Kansas City, I did have a very good feeling after I met with them the second day at the combine, they were the first team to contact me.