Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ’To-morrow is Saint Crispian.’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ’These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.’
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
From Shakespeare’s Henry V, 1598
Update for October 21, 2014
Varsity draws County Championship game, JV ends the season unbeaten
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 SPLIT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WITH BROADNECK
On Tuesday, October 20, the Falcons tied the Broadneck Bruins 1-1 in the County Championship tonight, when the game was called 30 seconds after the start of overtime due to lightning. As a result, Broadneck and Severna PArk were named Co-Champions
JV ENDS SEASON WITH 2-0 WIN, GOES UNBEATEN WITH 11-0-1 RECORD
Junior Varsity beat Annapolis 2-0 in their last game of the season. The 2014 Baby Falcons ended the season with a 11-0-1 record, scoring 37 goals while giving up 4 and registering 8 shut-outs.
Congratulations to the JV Players, Coach Brewster and Coach Morgan on a great season!!!
Update for August 25, 2014
SEVERNA PARK HS ATHLETIC WEBSITE
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
PLAYERS AND PARENTS, PLEASE REGISTER WITH OUR SHUTTERFLY SITE
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:
The Falcon Premier Fantasy League returns this weekend. 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: 1080721-331035. 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 email@example.com
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"