Guilford County Soccer Recap

Posted by Andy Durham on November 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

Page (22-0-2) 4A NCHSAA State Champions – (12-0-0) Metro 4A Champions
Finished: Ranked #1 in the 4A NCHSAA poll and #1 in NC at the end of the season.
Last Opponent: Defeated #2 ranked Cary Green Hope 4-0 in the 4A Finals. Three goals by Rob Lovejoy, one goal by Glen Long.
Stats: 111 goals scored, 9 goals conceded. 14 clean sheets out of 24 games. Goal differential: +102
20-1 goal difference in the playoffs, only goal was against North Davidson 7-1. Never let one team score more then 1 goal against them all season.
Combined W-L-T record of Opponents: 194-106-28

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Greensboro Day (17-0-3) 3A NCISAA State Champions – (3-0-1) PACIS 3A Champions
Finished: Ranked #1 in the NCISAA poll at the end of the season.
Last Opponent: Defeated Charlotte Latin 3-1 in the NCISAA Finals. Three goals by Eduardo Alvarez.
Stats: 75 goals scored, 12 goals conceded. 10 clean sheets out of 20 games. Goal  differential: +63
12-5 goal difference in the playoffs.
Combined W-L-T record of Opponents: 174-128-26

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Southwest Guilford (21-1-3) – (12-0-0) Peidmont Triad 4A Champions
Finished: Ranked #19 in 4A poll
Last Opponent: Lost in the 2nd round to Charlotte Ardrey Kell 1-3.
Stats: 85 goals scored, 19 goals conceded. 13 clean sheets out of 25 games. Goal differential: +66
3-3 goal difference in the playoffs.
Combined W-L-T record of Opponents: 148-115-23

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Grimsley (17-5-1) – (10-2-0) Metro 4A Runners-up
Finished: #11 in 4A poll
Last Opponent: Lost in the 3rd round to Charlotte Myers Park 1-4.
Stats: 74 goals scored, 25 goals conceded. 9 clean sheets out of 23 games. Goal differential: +49
8-4 goal difference in the playoffs.

Combined W-L-T record of Opponents: 172-103-30

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Northwest Guilford (14-5-3) – (9-3-0) Peidmont Triad 4A Runners-up
Finished: Not ranked
Last opponent: Lost in the 2nd round to Charlotte Myers Park 0-3.
Stats: 53 goals scored, 16 conceded. 13 clean sheets out of 22 games. Goal differential: +37
4-3 goal difference in the playoffs.
Combined W-L-T record of Opponents: 173-108-26

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Side Notes:

– Most would argue that these were the 5 best team in the county this year, Northern Guilford right behind NW Guilford.

– Page and Greensboro Day won their respective state titles, and also tied 1-1 earlier in the year.

– 3 out of 5 of these teams finished their season losing to a Charlotte-Meck school. While, Page and Greensboro Day cleared multiple Charlotte team hurdles in the playoffs.

– This is the first time in history that two schools have won a state title in soccer in the same year.

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All-State selections:

4A – Robert Lovejoy (Page), Nate Stephens (Grimsley), Christian Alphonso (Northwest Guilford), Justin Jones (Southwest Guilford)
3A – Sean Monahan (Northern Guilford)
Private – Eduardo Alvarez (Greensboro Day), Joel Teah (Greensboro Day), Jonathan Campbell (Greensboro Day)

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All-Region selections (Players who made All-State also made All-Region) :

Region 7 – 4A:

Vedad Ahmnetovic SR FW NW Guilford
Tom Allen SR MF Western Guilford
Christian Alphonso SR DEF NW Guilford
Cody Baker JR DEF Page
Stenson Croon SR MF Ragsdale
Andrew Daniel SR MF SW Guilford
Austin  Dunker JR MF SE Guilford
Joey Fiorello SR FW SW Guilford
Greg Geshman So MF Western Guilford
Alex Holt SR DEF Grimsley
Matt Jordan So DEF NW Guilford
Justin Jones SR MF SW Guilford
Josh Katz Sr MF Grimsley
Briggs Kennington SR DEF Ragsdale
Glen Long SR MF Page
Robert Lovejoy SR FW Page
Stephen McDaniel JR DEF SW Guilford
Mamadee Nyepon JR FW Page
Aniekan Udoka SR MF Grimsley
Juan Oreleas So FW Dudley
Devin Peters JR MF Western Guilford
David Reittinger JR MF NW Guilford
Nate Stephens SR MF Grimsley

Region 6 – 3A:

Grey Baker Sr DEF W. Alamance
Daniel Boulware Sr DEF W. Alamance
Marquez Cassidy Jr MF Asheboro
J.T. Chambers Jr GK Morehead
Drew Dipple
Sr FW N. Guilford
Jesus Huerta Jr MF North Forsyth
Matthew Johnson Sr DEF NE Guilford
Jack Lindley Sr FW Williams
Stephen Moffitt Jr GK Williams
Sean Monahan Sr MF N. Guilford
Edgar Ramirez Jr FW Asheboro

  • Jim said,

    Hard to believe Glen Long not All State and Tom Jackson not All Region. Lovejoy should get POY, if there is one.

  • tee tee said,

    does anyone know how our soccer teams or kids generally rank or compare to other good teams nationally? i remember seeing a banner at GDS about their girls have a #1 ranked team nationally back in the 1990’s.

  • steve said,

    Just curious why no goalkeepers are listed among the Region 7-4A list? What area/conferences is this region comprised of? Kind of shocked to not see Tom Jackson (Page) and Carter Smith (Grimsley) not listed…they were by far the top two goalies in the Metro and I’d think within the region as well. How are the players voted for all region?

  • Joe Barile said,

    Players are selected by the coaches. Region 7 looks like the Metro and the Piedmont Triad 4A conferences.