Vandalia Christian School got first-half goals from Josh McClellan and Houston Milkler to lead the Vikings (14-3-1) past Wilmington Christian for the N.C. Christian School Athletic Association state boys soccer title…..N.C. State has fired women’s head soccer coach Steve Springthorpe after four losing seasons. The Wolfpack, 30-43-4 under Springthorpe, finished the 2012 season with a 5-14-0 overall mark, and 0-10 in ACC play…..Marco Ferruzzi, a native of San Antonio, TX, who played collegiate soccer for the UNC Tar Heels, has been named first assistant for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. A professional player in the various levels of United Soccer Leagues between 1993 and 2004, Ferruzzi played 19 games for the Tampa Bay Mutiny during the 1997 MLS season…..Duke Blue Devil center back Sebastien Ibeagha (Missouri City, TX) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He anchored the Duke defense that produced nine shutouts in regular season play, and also scored five goals with two assists for 12 points. He had a point in six different games and registerd a career-high two goals in the 3-0 win over Georgia State…..Redshirt-freshman Kody Palmer (Centreville, VA) of the High Point University men’s soccer team was named the Big South Freshman of the Year. Palmer has started every game in goal for High Point during his first collegiate season and finished with a 12-4-2 record. He led the Big South during the regular season with nine shutouts which also ties the HPU Div. I single-season record. Palmer’s 0.70 goals-against average would be a new HPU Division I single-season record and was second in the Big South going into the conference tournament….-Sophomore Sam Scolarici scored at the 103:39 mark to lead fifth-seeded Hofstra to a 2-1 double-overtime victory over third-seeded UNCW in the championship game of the 2012 CAA Women’s Soccer Championship. Making their first championship game appearance since winning the CAA title in 2009, the Seahawks finished the season with a 12-7-3 record. Senior Stephanie Rose’s (Jacksonville, NC) 14th goal of the season was the Seahawks’ lone goal.