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Briar Woods senior Colin Shutler will continue his soccer career at the University of Virginia.—Times-Mirror/David Manning

My brother’s a keeper: Colin Shutler to join older sibling Chris as college goalkeeper

When Colin Shutler signed a national letter of intent with the University of Virginia, he completed a matched set. Two Shutler brothers graduating from Briar Woods High School over two years; two soccer goalkeepers playing for Division I colleges. Colin is bound for Virginia while Chris Shutler is a freshman with Binghamton University.

Briar Woods senior Gavin Verfurth plays the ball during a boys’ soccer game versus Tuscarora. Verfuth netted the lone goal in the Falcons’ 1-0 victory.—Times-Mirror/David Manning

Briar Woods blanks Tuscarora in Conference 14 soccer showdown

Gavin Verfurth’s early second-half strike proved to be the difference April 14 in Briar Woods’ 1-0 boys' soccer victory versus host Tuscarora in Leesburg. Verfurth fired home the game’s lone goal from close range on a putback of his own saved shot in the 50th minute to give the Falcons their third straight win in Conference 14 play.

Girls’ soccer: Deutsch to Deutsch lifts Broad Run past Tuscarora in overtime

Sometimes, the perfect shot in soccer takes more than just solid contact or a sound follow through. At least in Anna Deutsch’s case, sometimes it takes just a bit of hoping for the best, too. Deutsch scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to help Broad Run defeat host Tuscarora, 2-1, in the Conference 14 opener for both highly-ranked teams April 1 in Leesburg.

Heritage High School senior Connor Bradley follows the family tradition set forth by his grandfather Gordon Bradley.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Local standout carries on famous grandfather’s soccer legacy

Gordon Bradley died in 2008. In his 74 years on Earth, he played professional soccer in three countries, head coached the sport's biggest stars, managed the United States men's national team and earned enshrinement in three different halls of fame.

Broad Run soccer players and coaches.—Courtesy Photo

Broad Run student-athletes to play college soccer

Broad Run High School held a ceremony in February to honor four student-athletes - Stephanie Arens, Ralf De Guzman, Nolan Poretz and Emily Roche - set to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Sitting, from left, are McKayla Beal, Lauren Kelly and Rayven Conner, with Briar Woods coach Ann Vierkorn in back.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods trio sign to play college soccer

Three members of Briar Woods High School's varsity girls' soccer program have signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level. All three Falcon seniors are headed to NCAA Division I programs.

Colin Shutler with Loudoun Soccer club coaches Mark Ryan and John O’Hara.—Courtesy Photo

Briar Woods’ Shutler to continue soccer career at Virginia

Briar Woods High School senior Colin Shutler has signed his letter of intent to attend and play NCAA Division I soccer at the University of Virginia, beginning in the fall of 2016.

Malorie Joseph, Liz Lazzaro, Hannah McShea and Hailey Shaw are joined by Raider soccer coaches Kirk Smith and Mary Grace Doyle.—Courtesy Photo

Next level soccer: Four Raiders commit to play collegiately

Four members of Loudoun County High School's girls' soccer team - Malorie Joseph, Liz Lazzaro, Hannah McShea and Hailey Shaw - finalized plans Feb. 3 to continue their soccer careers at the next level.

Local standout Brittany Basinger, right, vies for the ball during Penn State’s NCAA Tournament second-round game versus Boston University.—Photo Courtesy/Penn State Athletics

Basinger helps Penn State win first national title

Penn State University's women's soccer team claimed its first-ever national championship Dec. 6 with a 1-0 victory against Duke in the College Cup final. Woodgrove High School alum Brittany Basinger started on the Nittany Lions' stout back line.

Woodgrove alum Basinger helps Penn State advance to College Cup

Woodgrove High School alum Brittany Basinger and the Penn State Nittany Lions are headed to the College Cup, as one of four teams remaining in the 2015 NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. Basinger, a redshirt sophomore defender, helped Penn State post its sixth consecutive shutout in a 2-0 home victory Nov. 28 versus West Virginia.

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