Archive for May, 2009


Brophy Senior to Attend Columbia University in Talented Class of 2009

NEW YORK – Columbia head men’s soccer coach Kevin Anderson has announced that nine student-athletes will join the program beginning in the fall of 2009. Nick Ayers, Julian Bongiorno, Spencer Duhaime, Quentin Grisby, Brendan O’Hearn, Kevin Powers, Benjamin Santos, Nick Scott and Will Stamatis have all made commitments to attend Columbia University.

“With the help of my assistant, Tommy McMenemy, we are delighted to present the incoming class for the 2009 season,” Anderson says. “We have taken into account the attributes and experience of our returning players and complimented our team with a variety of talented, hard working and versatile players. We look forward to bringing this locker room together in August as we begin our preparation for the 2009 season.”

The Gatorade State Player of the Year in Arizona this past year, Ayers was a prolific scorer at Brophy Prep in Phoenix, tallying a school-record 86 goals over his four years. As a senior, Ayers led the Broncos to a No. 4-ranking nationally, was named The Arizona Republic Metro Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year and also earned recognition from ESPN Rise Magazine as an All-Arizona first-teamer. His junior year, Ayers scored 18 goals and registered a team-best 16 assists in helping Brophy to the Arizona 5A-I state championship. Ayers has played club soccer for the national champion Real Salt Lake ‘91 AZ travel squad and Sereno Soccer Club.


Flip Throw-in Like No Other

Check out these mad flip throw-ins … Vanney, will we see your infamous flip-throws in the REPLAY game?!


The President as Soccer Dad


Forget all those silly micro-labels, defined by pollsters, of the electorate as soccer moms or dads.

Just take a look at President Obama, like any other ordinary father on a Saturday, cheering on his girls, first Sasha, 7, and then Malia, 10, at their soccer games.

This is a totally new White House, complete with the athleticism of little girls in competition. They’re doing their best to beat their opponents, just like their dad. Who’s going to catch the head-butt in a photo?

(Source: New York Times)


Kaka stars in Gatorade campaign

PepsiCo has unveiled a new  Gatorade  campaign featuring  Brazilian footballer Kaka.

The overall campaign, is called ‘we love sweat’, and is designed to capture the emotion felt by athletes when they give their all during sport and exercise.

Hey Gatorade, I know of 35+ guys that are ready and willing to sweat their a** off in preparation for a Brophy vs. Marcos REPLAY!

Gatorade - Kaka

Q & A # 25 With Chris Daffron

  • School: Marcos de Nizadaffron
  • Position: Midfielder / Forward
  • Year: Freshman
  • Honors: Competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials for the Steeple Chase
  • Place of Birth: Dallas, TX
    • Current Hometown: San Jose, CA
    • Favorite Opponent to Play Against: Brophy
    • Favorite Opponent to Play on the Road: McClintock
    • Favorite MdN Soccer Moment: Three state championships while never losing at home
    • Favorite Gatorade Flavor: Fruit Punch
    • If / When the REPLAY Occurs What Will it Mean to You? To see all my friends again and to see what kind of shape everyone is in.
    • Favorite Quote: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift.” –  Steve Prefontaine

    REPLAY #1: Peyton Manning and Easton Red Rovers