It was business, pleasure, remembrance and a great reunion last weekend in Washington, DC.
Nicky Hoberman, Matt Lamb and Dave Sharpe — Staples ’07 — joined former University of Mary Washington players, and Preston Hirten’s family, at the US-Germany match. (The Americans won that weird affair, 4-3.)
The group celebrated Preston’s birthday, and made plans for the Preston Memorial Tournament (Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Wakeman). Slots are still open; anyone interested in entering a team (high school, college and older) should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to another ’07 player — Matt Sych, who works in soccer marketing — the Hirtens were on the field during warm-ups. They look forward to the Memorial Weekend, which will draw Preston’s high school, club and college friends — and many others — together once again.