Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Prep soccer: Latin coach, Catholic star get ESPN regional honor

Charlotte Catholic’s Matt Pacifici, a senior goalkeeper committed to Wake Forest, is listed as a member of ESPN Rise’s “Starting 11” for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Other N.C. players on the team: Raleigh Millbrook keeper Spencer Lacivita, a Virginia commit; Raleigh Athens Drive forward Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler, who has committed to North Carolina; Greensboro Day midfielder Jonathan Campbell, Greensboro Page midfielder Matthew Mills, who has committed to Virginia and Durham Jordan midfielder Teddy Mullin, who has also committed to Wake Forest, also made the list.

 Charlotte Latin coach Lee Horton was named a MidAtlantic Region “Coach of Note” by ESPN. Horton starts his 30th season this fall and has a record of 406-134-58. ESPN said Horton is the only coach in the MidAtlantic region with more than 400 wins and counts Latin (20-2-1 in 2009) as the top contender to challenge Greensboro Day for the N.C. Independent Schools state title.