Dave Sharpe ’07 missed Staples’ state championship reason. Something very important had to have kept him away — and it did.
The keeper — a state tournament finalist himself 3 years ago — was in Arizona, helping his Villanova University club soccer team to a 3rd-place finish at the national tournament.
‘Nova won its group, shutting out Kansas (2-0) and USC (1-0), and defeating Eastern Carolina too.
Sharpe’s side beat Colorado in the quarterfinals, but were edged 2-1 in the semis by a big, fast and very good San Diego State team. ‘Nova outplayed the eventual winners in the 1st half.
Villanova and UCLA agreed to share 3rd place. Congratulations, Dave, on a great run!