Lord Fairfax Cannons Soccer Teams Announce Schedules and Coaches

For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2006

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN , Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recently announced its fall 2006 schedules and coaches for the Lord Fairfax Cannons men’s and women’s soccer program.

The approximately 18-member squads will play the following colleges beginning in September.

2006 Men's Soccer Schedule

Date/Time Opponent Location    
Sept. 2 / 3 p.m. Louisburg College Home / Sherando Park
Sept. 6 / 4:30 p.m. Christendom College Home / Sherando Park
Sept. 9 / 2 p.m. Patrick Henry College Home / Shenandoah Valley
    Christian Academy  
Sept. 13 / 4:30 p.m. Potomac College of      
  West Virginia University Home / Sherando Park
Sept. 16 / 12 p.m. New River Community College Away / Dublin, Va.  
Sept. 23 / 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Community College Away / Martinsville, Va.
Sept. 27 / 7 p.m. Frostburg State University Away / Frostburg, Md.
Oct. 2 / 4:30 p.m. Christendom College Away / Front Royal, Va.
Oct. 4 / 5:15 p.m. New River Community College Home / Sherando Park
Oct. 7 / 2 p.m. Potomac State College of      
  West Virginia University Away / Keyser, W.Va.
Oct. 14 / 12 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Away / Annandale, Va.

2006 Women's Soccer Schedule

Date/Time Opponent Location
Sept. 4 / 4:30 p.m. Christendom College Home / Shenandoah Valley
    Christian Academy
Sept. 6 / 5:15 p.m. Patrick Henry Community College Home / Sherando Park
Sept. 9 / 12 p.m. The Community College of Baltimore Home / Shenandoah Valley
  County Essex Christian Academy
Sept. 14 / 4 p.m. Potomac State College of Home / Shenandoah Valley
  West Virginia University Christian Academy
Sept. 16 / 2:15 p.m. New River Community College Away / Dublin, Va.
Sept. 27 / 5 p.m. Christendom College Away / Front Royal, Va.
Oct. 4 / 4:30 p.m. New River Community College Home / Sherando Park
Oct. 7 / 12 p.m. Potomac State College of  
  West Virginia University Away / Keyser, W.Va.
Oct. 11 / 6 p.m. Patrick Henry Community College Away / Martinsville, Va.

The coaches for the 2006 season are John Sharples, head coach for the men’s soccer team, and David Urso, head coach for the women’s soccer team.

Sharples , a physical education and health teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools, served last year as the head coach for LFCC’s women’s soccer program. Sharples, a Winchester resident, is currently in his fifth year as assistant boys’ soccer coach for the Judges at John Handley High School in Winchester. He has assisted the Judges in achieving consecutive Northwestern District championship titles and competing in regional and state title games. His other high school coaching credits include a stint at Martinsville High School, where he helped lead the varsity boys’ soccer team to the Group AA state championship game. He was also named Piedmont District Coach of the Year in 1997. Sharples also took the reigns of the girls’ soccer program at Broad Run High School and brought home the 2001 Group AA state championship. He was named Northwestern District Coach of the Year in 1999. Sharples also has experience with collegiate soccer, serving as an assistant coach at Averett University and Ferrum College. In addition, he has coached various travel teams and camps throughout Virginia and North Carolina. He has also holds coaching certifications with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Soccer Federation.

Urso, a counselor at LFCC, served as assistant head coach for LFCC’s men’s team last year. He grew up playing soccer in the Philadelphia, Pa. area and has been involved in playing and coaching recreational soccer all over the East Coast.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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