Ministers’ sons make great goalkeepers and community servants

by Eric Anderson September 27, 2010 in Men’s Soccer

On the soccer field, goalkeepers are the last line of defense.

But most any student of the game will confirm that the best keepers are leaders.

“I would agree with that,” UC Santa Barbara keeper Sam Hayden said. “We’re the quarterback on the field, so to say. We’re in the back and we can see everything that’s going on in front of us. We have to direct our players, let them know where people are at, where runners are coming through, what to do next… Continue Reading

The sky is the limit for women’s soccer candidates with championship experience

by Taylor T. Bern September 20, 2010 in Women’s Soccer

Every time Amanda DaCosta takes the field for Florida State, the same message is written on the underside of her wrist: “The sky’s the limit.”

“It just reminds me that you can go as far as you want to go if you let yourself,” DaCosta said.

It’s a sentiment shared by all 30 of the candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, specifically those whose teams have reached the ultimate stage in women’s soccer.

Five of this year’s candidates have been on… Continue Reading

Dobbs continues to bring a smile to the faces of fans and coaches alike

by Brett McMurphy September 13, 2010 in Football

A day after probably the worst football game of his life, Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs still managed a smile on his face.

Come to think of it, Dobbs is always smiling.

“It is hard today,” Dobbs said the day after Navy’s 17-14 season opening loss to Maryland. “But I keep it on and try not to let stuff get me down. I’ve been practicing that since high school. Even when I have bad days, then I still try to keep a smile on my face.

“Me smiling all… Continue Reading

Finishing what you start reaps rewards beyond playing days

by Wayne Simien September 05, 2010 in Men’s Basketball

As the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award enters into its 10th year of being a nationally recognized award, its prestige has increasingly grown among the college athletics landscape.  An award that was originally formed to honor the loyalty of men’s and women’s basketball players is now presented across 10 different sports and continues to expand. Unlike many other accolades that merely recognize athletic performance, this award stands alone. It identifies characteristics in student-athletes… Continue Reading