IR’s Cordoba named NSCAA Regional All-American
Only three players from each region are selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as All-Americans, and this year, Indian River High School senior forward Johan Cordoba is one of them.
Cordoba helped the Indians to a 13-3 record, Henlopen Southern Division title, Henlopen Conference title and state championship appearance in 2016, while leading the team in scoring, with 20 goals and 17 assists.
The honor was announced just before Coastal Point press time on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Check back next week for the full story.
McCoy earns first in backstroke, free-relay in win over Marymount
Coming off three first-place finishes at Sweet Briar, Indian River High School graduate and current Randolph-Macon freshman Lauren McCoy followed up with two first-place finishes in a 106-98 win over Marymount of Saturday, Nov. 19.
McCoy clocked in at 1:03.45 for first in the 100-yard backstroke at that meet, edging Marymount’s Kassidy Schmidt, in second at 1:04.89.
She also teamed up with Sierra Collins, Savannah Pierce and Megan Granger as the last leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay to help the Yellow Jackets to a first-place finish and time of 1:44.93.
McCoy placed second in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 26.41 and less than a second behind Marymount’s Hayley Elizondo.
Up next, McCoy and the Yellow Jackets will gear up for the Yellow Jacket Innovational on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center at 2 p.m.
Indian River field hockey alumni game set for Nov. 26
The Indian River High School field hockey program will host an alumni game on Saturday, Nov. 26. The game will be played on the field hockey field at Indian River High School and begin at noon.
The BYOE (bring your own equipment) event is free, and all past players are being encouraged to attend.
Jarmon caps sophomore season with 60-yard reception
The University of Delaware football team has been looking more and more to Indian River High School graduate and current UD sophomore wide receiver Jamie Jarmon of late, with Jarmon managing the biggest play of his collegiate career to date in a 41-10 “Battle of the Blue” loss to Villanova on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Not only was the 60-yard bomb hauled in from UD sophomore quarterback Drew Walker the longest play for Jarmon, but also the longest of the Blue Hens’ 2016 season, which ended with a 4-7 overall record and 2-6 CAA record on Saturday.
Jarmon finished the game with two receptions for 60 yards and two carries for 7 yards. He also returned a punt for a loss of 7 yards on the day.
He ends the 2016 season and his sophomore campaign with 14 receptions for 190 yards and eight carries for 32 yards and a touchdown.
Sussex Central football knocked out of playoffs by William Penn
After a 7-3 season and earning the No. 6 seed in the DIAA Division I tournament, the Sussex Central High School football team saw their season come to a close with a 38-21 loss to No. 3 William Penn on Saturday, Nov. 19.
William Penn jumped out to a 14-0 lead in that game, before the Golden Knights tied things up just before halftime on a 22-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Brady Bowden to senior wide receiver Mark Tolson and a 4-yard TD toss from Bowden to senior running back Lashawn Handy.
Headed into the fourth quarter trailing 21-14 and eventually falling behind 28-14, Central and senior running back Kendrique Nocks cut the William Penn lead to 28-21 on a 12-yard run with the clock winding down, but the Colonials added a late field goal and held out for the win.
William Penn will now face No. 2 Smyrna in the DIAA semi-finals on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Smyrna High School at 7:30 p.m. No. 4 Salesianum and No. 1 Middletown will also vie for a state championship bid, facing off in Middletown on Friday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m.