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Sophomore defender Nikki Batt has helped Emory University produce five shutouts in 11 games this season.—Photo Courtesy/Emory University athletics

Batt earns college soccer award

Briar Woods High School alum Nikki Batt, a sophomore defender for Emory University women's soccer team, was recently selected as University Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week. Batt assisted on a goal and helped Emory shut out fourth-ranked University of Chicago in a 2-0 win Oct. 1 at home.
Murielle Tiernan

Tiernan nets ACC Offensive Player of the Week award

Virginia Tech senior forward Murielle Tiernan has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week in women's soccer. The Stone Bridge High School alum scored three goals in two games for the Hokies.

Perfect Hawks win Dulles National Soccer Tournament crown

The ODFC Hawks won the Under-19 girls' division at the 25th annual Dulles National Soccer Tournament, contested Aug. 27-28 in Fairfax. The Loudoun-based Hawks, coached by Kirk Smith, went undefeated in the tournament.

Loudoun Soccer players called up to U.S. U-19 men’s team

A pair of Loudoun Soccer players, defender Sam Golan and goalkeeper Colin Shutler, have been selected to play for the United States Under-19 men's national soccer team in the Stevan-Vilotic Cele tournament, set for Sept. 1-5 in Serbia.
Ben Ogedegbe

Leesburg native trains with Nigerian soccer team

Last month, Ben Ogedegbe stood up from the bench, paced the sideline and prepared to enter a game in Atlanta. His father, Nathaniel, watched on and attempted to record the moment on his phone. He was unable to, as the sight of Ben hitting the pitch was too emotional for him. Of course, this wasn’t just a normal soccer game.

Updated: Loudoun 99B Red claim national soccer crown

The nation's best Under-16 boys' soccer team calls Loudoun home. Evans Moyo headed home a cross from Gabe Splett for the decisive goal in Loudoun 99B Red's 1-0 victory over Dix Hills Hurricanes (N.Y.) in the U16 boys' championship game of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series July 31 in Frisco, Texas.

Area teams playing in youth soccer championships

Three Loudoun based teams are competing in the 2016 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships this week in Texas. Loudoun 98B Red, Loudoun 99B Red and FCV Ashburn Elite 01 are vying for national supremacy in separate boys' age divisions.

From youth to club to high school and soon to be college, Liz Lazzaro and Hannah McShea have and will continue to spend a lot of time together on and off the soccer field.—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

A special bond: McShea, Lazzaro are lifelong soccer teammates

Hannah McShea and Liz Lazzaro aren't actually each other's sisters. They just really act like it. The two recent Loudoun County High School alumnae have known each other since age 6, been teammates since age 12 and friends since becoming teammates.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' and girls' soccer teams.

VHSL Group 4A All-State soccer teams

Loudoun County High School junior forward Allyson Brown in the Player of the Year on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 4A girls' soccer team. Arturo Jimenez of Park View and Kirk Smith of Loudoun County were selected as Coaches of the Year on the boys' and girls' teams.


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