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Rec council's Soccer Day a hit [Lutherville-Timonium]

On Sept. 6, the Lutherville Timonium Recreation Council hosted its annual Soccer Day, where all teams participate in a full day of soccer related activities. Hundreds of soccer players in the area gathered at Ridgely Middle School for team photos and to play their first scrimmage. One of the coaches, Randy Bowers, is a Lutherville resident from the Holly Ridge Community and has been coaching his daughters LTRC soccer teams for the past two years.

Randy is also serving as president of the Towson High Alumni Association. The association is one of the nation's oldest public school alumni associations. They currently award five scholarships to seniors every year, and this year, they awarded $7,500 to recipients in five different categories, four of which commemorate longtime faculty of Towson High and one named after Ted Prince, the only Towson High student to perish in World War I. In addition, through dues and its annual funds, Towson High receives more than $10,000 on a yearly basis to improve the educational experience. Graduates who are not currently receiving correspondence may check in at towsonhighalumni.org.

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Congratulations to Chris Steer, coach of the girls Lutherville-Timonium Soccer Club U11 Lightning team for advancing to the finals of the top division in the OBGC Capital Cup, which is the premier Labor Day tournament in the mid-Atlantic tournament. The Lightning also won the Challenge Cup the week prior while playing up an age group. Chris has been coaching this highly competitive club team for four years and he is extremely proud of his players. Team members are encouraged to play more than one sport year round. Yet, they are competing and succeeding in elite tournaments across the mid-Atlantic against teams with a focus exclusively on soccer. Chris said he is "proud to be part of a club team that develops players at a high level but still encourages multiple sports at younger ages."

Approximately 50 girls tried out for 12 spots on the Lightning team last spring, with many players returning from past seasons. Chris is a 1991 Dulaney High School graduate who played both soccer and lacrosse. Chris ultimately chose to play lacrosse over soccer in college at Johns Hopkins University, but his passion for soccer continued. He is emphatic about children playing multiple sports, and not specializing in one sport until later in middle or high school. Chris is proud to work with a great team of volunteer coaches and leaders at LTSC including Carl Kirts, Kiera Branon, Kevin Kelly, Mark Bender, Donny Lala, Doug Redpath, Brian Hook, Scott and Debora Menegatti and many more, all of whom have made the Lutherville-Timonimum Soccer Club something to be proud of!

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