Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Team improves to 5-1.
South Lakes Boys Soccer defeated Mount Vernon 1-0 Monday to improve to 5-1. Mount Vernon had the better part of the possession and attack during the first 25 minutes. SLHS struck the first and only goal of the game in the 37th minute on a near-perfect corner kick by senior Elvin Arbaiza that found junior Johnny DeSouza, who rose and headed the ball in during the 36th minute. The momentum changed for the rest of the game, though several fast breaks by a skilled Mount Vernon team were snuffed out by a very composed freshman TJ Bush, making his very first start for South Lakes District play starts Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Stone Bridge and will continue on Thursday at home against Marshall. -- Sumbitted by Bert Katz
Friday, September 28, 2012
South Lakes senior key in 3-1-0 run in the Netherlands.
Suliaman Dainkeh, a South Lakes High School senior and D.C. United U-18 Academy product, helped boost the U-18 national men's soccer team to a 3-0-1 record during an 11-day European Traning Camp. Dainkeh was named to a 20-player roster that traveled to the Netherlands and competed in four international friendlies under head coach Javier Perez. The first two contests were against the Feyenoord Academy and the Netherlands National Team. Dainkeh entered as a substitute at half time and played the remaining 45 minutes of each match. Following a 4-2 victory over the Netherlands, Dainkeh started and played all 90 minutes in the final two matches against Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge. “Suli was excellent during the camp,” said U-18 U.S. Men’…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Suliaman Dainkeh will join team in Netherlands Thursday.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
South Lakes High School soccer player Suliaman Dainkeh has been called into the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team camp in Mill, Netherlands, D.C. United announced. Dainkeh, a South Lakes senior, also plays for United's Academy team. The camp will run from Sept. 6 to 17, with a match against the Netherlands on Sept. 11 in Groesbeek, Netherlands and friendlies against U-18 club teams representing Feyenoord Rotterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge. During this past season, Dainkeh made 27 starts for United’s academy team and was named to the East Conference’s U-15/U16 Academy Best XI team, which recognizes the top eleven players from the conference’s age group. Dainkeh also suited up for a recent reserve team game against the New York Red …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Rising senior soccer star in DC United Academy.
South Lakes High School soccer stalwart Suliman Dainkeh scored a in D.C. United Reserve Squad's 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls reserves on Monday. Dainkeh, a rising senior, plays for South Lakes and has verbally committed to play at Maryland. Read about his role in United's victory here. Read a Patch profile of him from Spring 2012 here.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Two Olympic soccer players from Northern Virginia will play in London - but not for Team USA.
When 2012 Olympic soccer gets underway this week, there will be two players on the pitch who have roots in Northern Virginia. They won't be wearing red, white and blue, though. Nataly Arias starred on the girls team at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington and later at the University of Maryland. Arias, 26, whose mother hails from Colombia, has been playing with the Colombian women's team since 2010. Read more about Arias, a right-side defender, in this Washington Post story. Colombia opens play Wednesday against North Korea. Andy Najar, 19, a former player at Edison High in Alexandria who currently plays Major League Soccer with D.C. United, will be representing Honduras in London. The men's Olympic soccer teams are comprised of …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Game goes to four overtimes, then penalty kicks.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The South Lakes High School boys soccer season came to an end Thursday when it tied Lake Braddock and lost 3-2 on penalty kicks in the Northern Region quarterfinals. The Seahawks controlled possession and the tempo of the game, but Lake Braddock opened the scoring in the first half on a finish by senior midfielder Reynaldo Pastor. South Lakes (7-6-4) tied the game with 22 minutes to go in regulation on a header from a corner kick by co-captain defender Dylan Katz, assisted by Jhonny DeSouza. That is where the score stayed for the rest of regulation. Two five-minute overtimes and then two five-minute sudden-death overtime periods followed, but the game remained scoreless. Despite the first penalty kick save by co-captain goalkeeper Kevin …
Friday, May 11, 2012
South Lakes' soccer star makes most of opportunity at high school, professional development level.
In 1999, Sierra Leone entered its eighth year of civil war. The West African country and its citizens were embattled and their hopes for peace quickly dissipated as the Abidjan Peace Accord of 1996 prematurely ended. Freetown, the country’s capital city, was about to become besieged by rebel Revolutionary United Front forces who had already mercilessly slaughtered scores of innocent civilians. Cognizant of the horrors caused by the brutal eight-year conflict, Isatu Dainkeh realized the harsh consequences that would follow. In perhaps the biggest testament of a mother’s love, she decided to send her 3-year-old son, Suliaman, to live with his father Alferd in the United States. “My mother stayed," said Suliaman, now a South Lakes High …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Suliaman Dainkeh poised for breakout season.
South Lakes boys soccer head coach Marty Pfister boasts perhaps his most talented and experienced team since taking the helm four seasons ago. Pfister relied heavily on the contributions of freshmen and sophomore starters in 2010, a season in which the team won only one game. Armed with one year of experience, those same players ended last season strongly, and defeated heavily favored McLean 1-0 in the opening round of the Liberty District tournament. The Seahawks rode the momentum into the regional tournament and lost a 2-1 contest in double overtime to West Springfield. “We paid our dues and learned how to play together,” said Pfister. “We pulled together as a team and everything came together those last three to four weeks of the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Herndon High School senior Patrick McLaughlin signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Radford University on Monday, Feb. 13. McLaughlin plays soccer and basketball at Herndon High School, though his focus is soccer. He is a 2011 Washington Post All-Met boys soccer player and was the 2011 Concorde District Player of the Year. “McLaughlin is one of the toughest competitors I have ever coached,” said Herndon coach Sean Lanigan. “I will enjoy following his maturity and growth through his college years and possibly intothe MLS.” more information on McLaughlin as an athlete and the Herndon Hornet's upcoming soccer season, read this Herndon Patch story from Feb. 7.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Hornets lose first game of season, 3-0.
The undefeated Herndon boys’ varsity soccer team headed to Westfield High School Friday for its long-awaited shot at the Concorde District Championship. Their opponent: the Oakton Cougars, seeking revenge against their rival Hornets for last week’s overtime loss. Unfortunately, Herndon (13-1-1) lost Friday's game and would have to settle for runner-up in the district as the Cougars took the Concorde banner back to Oakton for the first time in a decade. Herndon will still advance to the Northern Regional tournament, which begins Wednesday. Behind by three in the second half, the Hornets dominated the last 30 minutes of play. Concorde Player of the Year Patrick McLaughlin and EK Korvah attacked Oakton goalkeeper Logan Cropper viciously with…