College Corner by Mike Stancik
(Sept. 27, 2013) – It’s not too often that two high school teammates have the chance to play together in college. It’s even more rare when both of the players become stars on the same collegiate team.
But Stone Bridge graduates Mike Olson and Zach Thompson (2009) both played instrumental parts in Wake Forest football’s 25-11 victory over Army on Sept. 21. Olson, a linebacker, registered 10 tackles and one breakup. Thompson, a defensive end, recorded eight tackles, including one tackle for loss. Olson leads the team with 34 tackles on the season and Thompson is second with two sacks.
Other notable tidbits from the last week in college sports:
- Former Loudoun Valley graduate Anthony Flores (2013) has seized a starting defender spot for York College in Pennsylvania. York has a 7-1 record and are currently riding a three-game winning streak.
- Starting as just a true freshman on the 16th ranked Virginia Tech women’s soccer team, Stone Bridge grad Murielle Tiernan (2013) registered an assist in the Hokies 2-0 win over fellow-ranked Maryland on Sept. 19. She is tied for second on the team with five goals and is also tied for the team-lead with four assists.
- As a part of a 2-2 weekend for Dartmouth volleyball, former Broad Run Spartan Elisa Scudder (2010) helped play a big part in the teams victories. Scudder recorded a total of 32 kills and 13 total assists over the weekend, and she is currently third on the team with 71 kills on the season.
- Another Broad Run grad has been enjoying a stellar start to her soccer season. 2011 grad Whitney Church, who was named to the top female college player watch list this year, has two goals and one assist for the 7-1-1 Penn State Nittany Lions. The defender started a brilliant comeback against Northwestern on Sept. 20, scoring a goal in the 79th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1. The Nittany Lions ended up winning in extra time
- Briar Woods graduate Alex Carter (2012) continues to play a vital role as a starting cornerback for the Stanford Cardinal. In Stanford’s 42-28 victory over Arizona State, Carter hauled in his first interception of the season while adding three tackles and a breakup. The Cardinal are currently ranked as the No. 5 team in the country.