The Green Hornets U10 boys soccer program has a slew of talented players across two separate teams, and both represented Severna Park in championship fashion over the weekend of October 12-13.
The Severna Park Lightning and the Severna Park Lads both claimed first-place wins at the Arundel Cup in Divisions A and B, respectively.
Team Lightning, comprising Nicholas Wintermyer, Zephyr Elliott, Mason Hausworth, Connor Perry, Grant Accinelli, Nolan Whitley, Jeffrey Landis, Liam Mack, David McCaskey, Liam Lambert, Chase Goldman and Zachary Waugh, went 4-0 at the tournament to win the Arundel Cup A Division for the second straight year. The team posted wins of 8-0 and 6-0 over Maryland United and South River Youth Association on Saturday, then came back with a 6-2 win over the Bowie Bulldogs in the semifinals and an 8-0 thrashing of South River in the final in pouring rain and cold on Sunday. The Lightning outscored teams 23-0 combined in the second halves of their games, and 11 of the team’s 12 players scored goals from free kicks, corners, open play, crosses and breakaways. Whitley and MacCaskey combined for three shutouts as the team’s goalkeepers.
After an 0-2 start in the Central Maryland Short-Sided League in which the Lightning were outscored 16-1, the Lightning went on a seven-game win streak through mid-October, including three CMSSL wins and four in the Arundel Cup.
The Lightning are coached by Anthony Perry and Brian Whitley.
The Lads, who are Heath Gardner, Evan Williamson, Henry Singer, Hudson Grow, Miles McGuinness, Landon Clewley, Emmett Williams, Luke Raino, Rodney Anderson, Owen DiMauro and Carter Browning fared equally well in winning the Arundel Cup B Division. Even missing DiMauro and Browning for the tournament, the Lads outscored the opposition 19-0 in three wins, with every player scoring at least one goal. The Lads defeated the Broadneck Soccer Club Raptors 6-0, the Laurel Tigers 5-0 and the Broadneck Panthers 8-0 in winning the B Division Cup.
The Lads are coached my Ian Grow and Mark Gardner.
The Lightning and Lads play each other in the Severna Park Derby at Kinder Park on November 2.