Cancellations, required forms, schedule changes and other pertinent SPHS Athletics information can now be found on this website, dedicated specifically to Falcon Athletics: http://www.severnaparkathletics.org
Please remember all Players interested in playing Soccer at Severna Park High School need to turn in the following paperwork at registration on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9am.
1) Physical exam - dated after June 1, 2014 (MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TOAUGUST 7!)
2) Guide for Student-Athletes and Parents 2014-2015
3) SPHS code of conduct
4) Pre-participation Head Injury/Concussion report
5) Photocopy of birth certificate, driver's license or passport
The Severna Park Falcons beat the Blake Bengals 1-0 on Friday night in the 4A State Final at UMBC to claim the program’s third State title, and first since 2001. Daniel Kown scored for the Falcons on a Griffin Kowalewski assist. Craig Wishart recorded the shut-out.
The 2013 Falcons went unbeaten, compilng a 17-0-2 record, scoring 48 goals while conceding 12. Besides winning the State Title, the team repeated as the County In-season Champions, won the the County Championship for the first time since 2009, and won the Class 4A East Region Championship for a fourth straight time and the sixth time in seven years.
The Falcons tied the program record for fewest losses (0 -1983) while Daniel Kwon’s title winning goal also made him the leader in career goals (43) breaking Brian Peterson’s (1988-91) record of 42. Daniel (43 goals, 18 assists) is tied with Brian Peterson (42 goals, 20 assists) for the program record in career points at 104.
The Players and Coaches would like to thank all the Parents, Volunteers, Students, Alumni and Fans for their support this year and for their help in making this a fantastic season.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!
Update for October 22, 2013
Varsity wins In-Season County Championship, County Championship game
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, THE MAN IN THE ARENA, Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic", delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
VARSITY WINS IN-SEASON COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
The Falcons beat the Broadneck Bruins 3-2 in the County Championship tonight, thanks to a Daniel Kwon hat trick, courtesy of two assists by Miseker Wingate and one by Sam Mason, as well as heroic efforts by the Severna Park defense, giving the Falcons its first win in a County Championship match since 2009.
The previous week the Falcons managed to beat the Annapolis Panthers in overtime, 2-1 in their last regular season match. That win allowed Severna Park to repeat as In-Season County Champions.
JV ENDS SEASON WITH 5-0 WIN, SECURES 11-1-2 RECORD
Junior Varsity beat Annapolis 5-0 in their last game of the season. The 2013 Baby Falcons ended the season with a 11-1-2 record, scoring 42 goals while giving up 7 and registering 8 shut-outs.
Congratulations to the JV Players and Coach Morgan on a great season!!!
Update for October 17, 2013
COACH DON GREGG ENSHRINED IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Coach Don Gregg was the first boys’ soccer coach inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 16, 2013.
From the article in the Annapolis Capital: "Gregg served as varsity boys soccer coach at Severna Park High from 1974 to 2003, compiling a stellar career record of 316-110-16 (.744 winning percentage). He led the Falcons to 12 county championships, 13 region crowns and two state titles (1983, 2001).
Severna Park was state runner-up seven other times under Gregg, who was named United States Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High Schools Association in 2002. Gregg received the Terry Colaw Award for career accomplishments from the Maryland Association of Soccer Coaches and the Bob Pascal Award for exemplary service from the Anne Arundel County Coaches’ Association.
Gregg also coached indoor and outdoor track and field at Severna Park and led the girls team to the outdoor state championship in 1978. He was inducted into the Severna Park High Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
Gregg was a fine athlete, starring in soccer, baseball and track at Glen Burnie High, from which he graduated in 1961. He received a scholarship to Penn State for track and field and set the school record for the 220-yard dash"
Falcon retro shirts are now for sale. The Adidas jerseys worn between 2007 and 2012 are $25.00 and are available in blue, white and gold (long sleeve). The Diadora shirts worn between 2000 and 2004 are $15.00 and come in four styles: Blue/Yellow with a Black collar, White/Blue with a round neck, Blue/Yellow with a White collar and White/Blue with a Gray collar. Various sizes/numbers available.
FALCON PREMIER FANTASY LEAGUE:
It is not too late to join the Falcon Premier Fantasy League and compete for "Manager of the Month" bragging rights. Go to http://fantasy.premierleague.com to sign up for free, pick your team and a snazzy outfit, then join the league by entering league code: 399524-102357. Players, parents, alumini, coaches and fans are encouraged to join.
INTRODUCING "FALCON STATAPALOOZA"
Over the last year, we have been going through the historic stats provided by Coach Gregg and have combined them with the stats of recent years provided by Coach Dunshee and Coach Parisi. We also discovered a collection of "soccer books" going back to 1985 that we are currently analyzing and transferring to digital format. Our hope is to create an accurate stats archive covering the lifespan of the SP Boys Soccer program.
Our first record can be found by clicking here and consists of the full individual varsity stats from 1974 through 2012. Please note that there are some variances in the data, caused by the different ways of keeping stats or describing positions of each coach. For instance, the stats from Coach Gregg on games played show the amount of games a player actually set foot on the field, while in later years, "Games played" indicates only if the player was on the roster for that time.
We will be adding stats as we continue our research. Since we still have data missing we are looking for individuals who might be able to provide us with some of that data. We are looking for the game reports and rosters for the period 1969 through 1973, game reports for the period 2004-2007, team photos for the time period 1969 through 1984 as well as copies of the soccer book for 2004 and 2005. If you can help us locate any of that data, or if you notice errors and omissions in the published data, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect the Game, Respect the Ref!
The Coaching Staff proudly joins the English Football Association (FA) in asking Players, Parents and Fans to "Respect the Game, Respect the Ref!"