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The NASL has named Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Brian Shriver Offensive Player of the Week. Shriver scored two goals in the Strikers 3-0 win against FC Edmonton on Saturday night at Lockhart Stadium.

“Brian had a very good week of training and the game was a reward for that,” said Head Coach Daryl Shore. “His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball when he was in good spots and he took his chances well. He deserved this honor this past week.”
Broward College will kick off more than a new school year on August 18. The college also returns to varsity soccer competition for men and women for the 2011-2012 school year.

The college offered varsity play for men from 1973 to the late 1980s and fielded a women’s team in 1997 and 1998. The women’s team finished with a No.3 national ranking in 1997 and No.2 in 1998, and three players – Angelica Hallengren, Ginger Pringle and Heather Slaugenhaupt – were named all-Americans. Hallengren went on to play at St. Thomas University, Slaugenhaupt to FIU and Pringle to Southern Mississippi.
 Orange County captured two titles, and Jacksonville and Miami one each during the 2011 Jr. Team Tennis Summer Sectional 8-Under, 10-Under & 12-Under Championships, held July 22-24 on the claycourts at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

Orange County (part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area) announced itself as the capital of 10 and Under Tennis in Florida when it swept the two 10-and-under divisions, with its "United 8s" team winning the 8-and-under division title, and its "United 10s" squad capturing the 10-and-under title.

This was the first year that the USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis Summer Sectional Championships featured an 8-and-under division, played with the new USTA 10 and Under Tennis equipment, featuring shorter nets, smaller racquets, softer balls and 36-foot court dimensions (compared to a 78-foot adult court) so that small children are not forced to adjust to heavy adult racquets and high-bouncing balls.
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers lost by a final of 3-1 against the second-place Puerto Rico Islanders, 8-5-4 (W-T-L), dropping their record to 3-9-5 (W-T-L) on the season. The Strikers took the lead on an own-goal by the Islanders, but gave up three unanswered goals in the loss. The Strikers return home to Lockhart Stadium to face FC Edmonton on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30p.m.

“We got up a goal and had chances to make it 2-0 and didn’t,” said Strikers Head Coach Daryl Shore. “We had to make two early subs that I think hurt us. The late goal deflated us, but we can’t make excuses.”
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