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Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:55:46 pm »
Falconer - where are other Messiah alumni now coaching?

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:02:59 pm »
Good stuff Mom. Congrats to your son on the F&M commit.  It's a great school and he'll get a great education. Best of luck!

Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:22:39 pm »
1-1 draw in Scranton.  Again, thought Scranton played a nice game and moved the ball well, but they didn't generate many good chances.  Misericordia on the other hand had several good chances, but Scranton keeper came up big multiple times. 

Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:21:16 pm »
Watching Scranton vs. Misericordia.  0-1 to the guests with 25 left in 1st half.  Scranton plays a nice game, it just doesn't appear they have enough talent.  And the parents are super annoying.  I had to mute it.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:18:06 pm »
I was reading your updates and finally had a chance to tune in and it was game over.  OT must've been quick.  BTW, Hamilton's back up keeper is likely Eckles old HS teammate - Benson. 

Men's soccer / Re: D3 means zero discrimination without professonalization
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:39:04 pm »
I'm not going to wade into this argument, but I thought I'd mention a D3 case in another sport that may have some related circumstances (not so much for the seemingly random international player since it's not surprising the school would have a connection to Israel, but for an older player who played pro), Bar Alluf for Yeshiva basketball last season.

Other than being held out of the tournament game when the situation was brought up as a precaution, I don't know if anything further happened.

According to one of the articles on this story... "the Maccabees opted to play it safe and hold out Alluf, who had allegedly played in a pro league in Israel before arriving at Yeshiva. That wouldn’t necessarily make him ineligible, though."

Can someone (Sager?) explain the rules as they relate to playing in pro leagues prior to college? Sounds like there is some leeway so I'm curious to know what it is.  Thanks!

Men's soccer / Re: D3 means zero discrimination without professonalization
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:37:42 am »
Since I opened Pandora's box on this issue, let me clarify my position.  And for the record, I'm new to the D3 scene so it's not like I'm "after" NPU because of their success. With that said...

I recognize it's not against the rules to field an entire roster of internationals or 25 year olds. It's not what I would do, but if that's what teams want to do, then so be it. As I've said before, "to each their own".  However, I do think it goes against the spirit of rules.  I likened it to the youth coach that purposely under flights his team so they can win a trophy against inferior competition.   

In NPU's case, their roster is 38% international.  Their international student-body percentage.... 4%.  Clearly there is a concerned effort to recruit international players for the sole purpose of playing soccer. To me, that's a D1 or D2 philosophy and not the mission of D3.  Is it legal?  Yes.  Does it smell funny? Absolutely.

Regarding the 24 year old Brazilian freshman, this too smells foul although it's perfectly legal.  Again, not the mission of D3 in my eyes, but I guess I'm wrong.  Do I think 11 of his friends will transfer in next semester? Certainly not. But honestly, it wouldn't shock me if it did happen somewhere, sometime.

I apologize for starting this s*#t storm.  I simply made what I thought was a harmless observation on something I disagreed with - like we all do about other things such as playing styles.  It was never my intention to create a debate or ruffle feathers. 

Moving on...

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 Season - National Perspective
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:47:04 am »
I think I've expressed surprise before at limited fan participation on this site from the ODAC...very exciting action and style at least in top half of that league...I don't recall much consistent attention except for our W&L participant and mentions here and there from encounters with NJAC savants and Messiah fans.
If ODAC was in New England our contingent up here would talk about it all the time....a mix between NESCAC, NEWMAC, with a dash of GNAC or CCC.

I love the ODAC and started loosely following it last year when my daughter started her college search.  We visited a bunch of ODAC schools and I've been impressed with their academic programs and sports facilities (even though she's not an athlete). 

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 Season - National Perspective
« on: September 08, 2018, 07:29:33 am »
Just love Joe Hurtzler!!!  Hornets 4  Red Devils 3......2:25 to go

Lots of action in this game. Really entertaining. Lynchburg offense looks really dynamic but defense and goalkeeping mistakes kept Dickinson in it. Spectacular goal from lynchburg..Abibi or however you spell it..bicycle kick off of chest. Really great skill on that goal

Video highlight of the bike.  Completely legit.

Men's soccer / Re: Liberty League
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:22:57 pm »
Maybe Oneonta is going to be down this year?  They're not off to a great start at 1-1-1, although their schedule is absolutely brutal.

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 Season - National Perspective
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:21:21 pm »
Chaos in Lynchburg... Roanoke player loses his mind....PK for CNU....2-1 with 12 to go

Announcer:  "...the tension is so tense you can cut it with a knife"

Just checked the box score and saw this...
2nd   77:37   Andrew Maeso (unassisted) - *Fracas in box after keeper control

BTW, looks like CNU played 27 players with 22 getting 30+ minutes!

Men's soccer / Re: Liberty League
« on: September 07, 2018, 04:59:31 pm »
I don't understand this Oneonta keeper Giordanno. Appears to have been pretty highly touted coming out of high school.  Spends freshman year at Loyola, Sophomore year at Buffalo and then transfers yet again to Oneonta Junior year.  What's the end game here? Clearly soccer was/is his priority. To each their own I guess.

Men's soccer / Re: Liberty League
« on: September 07, 2018, 04:30:47 pm »
I like the looks of this SLU team, but man oh man does Oneonta play direct.  U-G-L-Y.

Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: September 06, 2018, 02:56:45 pm »
Wow! These are some great early season match-ups!

Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: September 04, 2018, 04:17:28 pm »

Nice summary from the D3Soccer website which includes multiple teams from the region. Well done!

Indeed.  And I love the upcoming games of interest.  So many big match-ups early in the season

Emory challenges the NJAC squaring off against Rutgers-Camden on the 8th and Rowan on the 9th.
Drew journeys to Johns Hopkins
Stevens visits Oneonta
Lycoming visits Carnegie Mellon
Lynchburg visits Christopher Newport
Oglethorpe entertains Mary Hardin-Baylor
Messiah travels to Montclair State

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