Until earlier this month, Jacquille Veii, a graduate of the Avalon School in Montgomery County, played running back for the Maryland Terrapins. On Aug. 12, Terps head coach Randy Edsall moved him into the group of wide receivers as a slot man.
The Washington Spirit got into the playoffs, just not the way they wanted to get there.
Washington managed to back into the playoffs Saturday night despite a 1-0 loss to New Jersey’s Sky Blue FC in a special game not only because of the circumstances, but also because it was the last regular season game for Spirit captain and U.S. Women’s National Team member Lori Lindsey, who announced that she will retire at the end of the season.
The Maryland Terrapins will face their first season in the Big Ten this fall, boasting one of the toughest schedules in school history. The Terps, after playing James Madison, South Florida, Syracuse and West Virginia, are presented with a B1G schedule consisting of: at Indiana, Ohio State, Iowa, at Wisconsin, at Penn State, Michigan State, at Michigan, and Rutgers.
Just weeks after graduation from the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Rhamat Alhassan found herself in Guatemala competing for USA Volleyball.
In mid-July, Alhassan, a middle blocker, helped lead the Women’s Junior National Team to a gold medal with a victory over Cuba in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22, 25-16.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School football program is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Jeffrey Van Grack, a B-CC graduate who ran the Bethesda law firm Lerch, Early and Brewer, passed away on Saturday after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 60.
The Washington Redskins, a team that has been in headlines for all the wrong reasons this summer, are looking ahead to finally starting the new season after a 3-13 trainwreck in 2013, that saw Robert Griffin III struggle and Mike Shanahan fired at the end of the season.
In the first preseason game under new head coach Jay Gruden the Redskins faced off against the New England. The Redskins won the game 23-6, while getting plenty of looks at a new system on offense and defense, as well as backups and players fighting for roster spots.