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Rob Lovejoy



Franklin County corner Dr. Jan Gorniak in Columbus, OH, has said that the sudden death of former Columbus Crew rookie midfielder Kirk Urso was the result of a pre-existing heart condition that he likely did not know he had. Gerniak said Urso, who played collegiate soccer at UNC Chapel Hill, died of arrhthmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, a rare, genertic condition that commonly causes sudden death in athletes and young people……Milestone victory! Wake Forest women’s head coach Tony da Luz reached career win #200 as coach of the Demon Deacons in a 4-0 ACC victory over the Clemson Tigers.  Now in his 15th season at WFU, Da Luz holds a WFU record of 200-110-29 overall, and including five years at the University of San Diego where he was 45-41-3…..East Carolina junior goalkeeper Christiana Cordero (Valencia, Calif.) was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the week for the third time in four weeks. She registered a pair of shutouts, playing double-overtime minutes against SMU and Tulsa……North Carolina junior forward Rob Lovejoy (Greensboro), missed the first 12 games of the season due to offseason surgery, but decided to pass on a redshirt year and in his season debut scored all three goals to lead the defending NCAA D-I national champion Tar Heels to a 3-0 win over the College of Charleston. Lovejoy was named ACC Player of the Week and was selected National Player of the Week by both TopDrawerSoccer.com and College Soccer News. His hat trick was the fourth by an ACC player this season, joining Luca Gimenez (Wake Forest), Will Bates (Virginia) and David Clemens (Virginia Tech)….The USL PRO Wilmington Hammerheads have a new General Manager. Previously holding the title of Sales Manager for both the 2011 and 2012 regular seasons, Matt Sadler has recently been named the Hammerheads’ GM for the upcoming 2013 season. Accepting the position of GM has required Sadler to step down from his current off-season position, Cape Fear Community College men’s soccer coach. Sadler has coached Cape Fear during the Hammerheads’ off-season for the past two years.
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