The Green Hornets U19 select boys soccer team, the Vipers, won the Columbia Fall Classic tournament in Howard County on the weekend of November 13-15.
The Vipers went undefeated in the tournament and finished 9-0 this fall, including a victory over Maryland’s fourth-ranked team, SAC Baltimore Armour Pre-Academy. With the tournament win, the Vipers jumped to No. 9 in the state rankings.
“This has been a very special team,” said head coach Kory Barrett. “I have coached it since their U8 season almost 10 years ago, and 10 of our players (now all seniors) and one assistant coach (Jon Plummer) have been with our program the entire time. It’s very rare to have a team with the same coaches and so many players stick together for their entire select soccer experience. Along the way, we’ve added other tremendous players who have been with us a long time as well, and our team includes kids from four high schools — Severna Park, Chesapeake, Broadneck and North County.”
The Vipers are Samuel Adams, Christian Angel, Gus Bachmann, Owen Barrett, Jack Collier, Brendan Fisher, James Flanagan, Benjamin Hindman, John Kenny, Daniel Key, Benjamin McLay, Jack Muldoon, Michael O'Callaghan, Jay Pierce, Zachary Plummer, Jeremiah Rodriguez, Graham Snyder and Juan Von Bocker.
On the coaching staff, Kory Barrett was joined by Jon Plummer and Greg Adams.
“Playing together for so long has developed countless memories and forged a bond that will be with the guys their entire lives,” Kory Barrett said. “I’m very confident that there’s not a team out there that has as much fun with each other as ours guys do, and their team chemistry and technical skills is what has really set them apart. It’s been a privilege to coach them and joy of a lifetime to have been part of it.”