Georg Wolff (Berlin, Germany/Westchester Country Day (NC)) did something few student-athletes ever attempt: He played two games for two different intercollegiate teams on Saturday, Oct. 10.
In a men’s soccer match against Shenandoah, Wolff played 30 minutes and helped Greensboro College open USA South play with a victory. The Pride bested the Hornets, 2-0 in overtime at Pride Field.
Following the soccer match, Wolff rushed to Jamieson Stadium for The Pride’s conference match vs. NC Wesleyan. He missed the opening kickoff duties, but later handled two kickoffs for GC.
In GC’s previous game on the gridiron, Wolff made one of his two field goal attempts and kicked off. He missed a 43-yarder and connected on a 29-yard attempt. Known for his strong leg, he also handled kickoffs vs. Averett.
Wolf is averaging 56.6 yards per kickoff, more than eight yards than his predecessor: Seth Adams.
“Georg can be a very good college kicker if continues to work at it,” said GC Head Football Coach Randy Hunt. “His kickoff ability can really help our defense and the game’s field position.
Fortunately for both teams, Wolff has been able to play and practice with both squads. This Saturday, however, Wolf will be with the soccer team at rival Methodist. Pride football we be playing at Ferrum that day. A similar scenario occurs on Oct. 31.
“I’m enjoying football, but I was recruited to Greensboro College to play soccer,” Wolff said. “When there is a conflict, the soccer team will get my attention.”
“I think we need to help each other out within our athletic department,” said Pride men’s soccer coach Giovanni Vlahos. “If Georg can assist the football team and it doesn’t disrupt what we are doing, then I’m all for it.”
Some people think it’s easy to kick a soccer ball and and translates simply to football. However, soccer is much different since your head stays over the ball. In football, you don’t want to lean forward so that the ball goes higher.”
Wolff will get another chance to double-dip on GC’s homecoming weekend. Pride men’s soccer plays in the afternoon and football kicks off at 7 p.m. Both matches are against CNU.