Boys Division II state final
CVCA 2, Kettering Alter 0
Varsity Letters Player of the Game: CVCA senior midfielder Danny Thompson.
It was the ultimate day of soccer for the Thompson family of CVCA.
CVCA senior midfielder Danny Thompson scored two goals to lead the Royals to a 2-0 win over Kettering Alter in a Division II state final Saturday afternoon at Columbus Crew Stadium. His younger brothers, junior Logan Thompson and freshman Jack Thompson, are CVCA defenders who helped the Royals shutout their sixth consecutive opponent and win their second state title in four years.
But the excitment doesn't stop there for the Thompsons.
The oldest Thompson brother, Nick, is a freshman midfielder for Messiah College. Nick Thompson and the Eagles will host Greensboro College at 6 p.m. today in a second-round game in the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament.
Danny Thompson said his family doesn't have time to make the trip to watch his older brother play in Grantham, Penn., but they will call him tonight for an update after the game.
Danny Thompson, who has committed to join Nick as a member of the Messiah College men's soccer team next year, said he and his older brother talked on the phone before the state championship game in Columbus.
"He's been a great encouragement in my life," Danny Thompson said of his older brother, Nick. "He's led me and my little brothers and shown us how to play."
Nick Thompson has obviously done a good job showing his little brothers the ropes. Danny Thompson finished the season with 17 goals and will be named the Beacon Journal Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
ED SUBA JR./Akron Beacon Journal
CVCA senior midfielder Danny Thompson (left) battles for the ball with a Kettering Alter player. Thompson scored two goals to lead CVCA to a 2-0 victory in a Division II state championship game Saturday at Columbus Crew Stadium.