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Mt. St. Mary's Jamion Christian discusses Georgetown job, praises rich tradition

Mt. St. Mary's Jamion Christian discusses Georgetown job, praises rich tradition

Georgetown's coaching search continues only a week removed from releasing John Thompson III. With the pressure to succeed at the program higher than it has been in years and the oversight by John Thompson II on the team, many have felt that high-tier coaches would want to stay away from the Hoyas all together.

Mount St. Mary's coach, Jamion Christian, a candidate for the Georgetown head coaching position, recently spoke about the Georgetown program on an SB Nation radio show. 

"Obviously I'm happy here at the Mount. I love it here. I love what we're getting a chance to do here but I think every coach in the country is really looking at that blueprint John Thompson [Jr.] set before us and trying to say 'can we create that where we are?' Can we create this environment where you love your players, they love you. You enhance them every single day. That's what Big John was able to do there and I thought JTIII really did a good job at doing that. That job represents so much more than just winning basketball games. It really represents opportunity for those who can really achieve great things."

If this is one NCAA coach's opinion of the program then perhaps the Hoyas could draw a big name coach. Christian, who just finished up his fifth season at Mount St. Mary's with two NCAA tournament appearances may also have been hinting that he is open to a move. Here is the full audio clip.

Since 1972, the Hoyas have always had a coach under Thompson II's tree, with a former player, Craig Esherick and his son as the team's coaches since he stepped down. 

Georgetown’s Dylan Nealis among local players selected in MLS Super Draft

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Georgetown’s Dylan Nealis among local players selected in MLS Super Draft

Thursday was a momentous day for many college soccer standouts particularly in the surrounding D.C. area. 

From UVa, to Georgetown, UMBC and James Madison, there were a few impressive standouts selected in the first and second rounds of the MLS Super Draft.

Here are some of the some players who were selected to new rosters:

Inter Miami CF selected Georgetown senior midfielder Dylan Nealis with the third overall pick. Nealis became the first senior in program history to pre-sign with the MLS after graduating from Georgetown in December.

Additionally, his teammate senior Achara was picked 25th overall by Toronto FC. Both seniors lead the Hoyas to their first ever NCAA Championship in a 3-3 double overtime win that resulted in the Hoyas dominating 7-6 in pentalty kicks. 

The Virginia Men’s soccer team has three players selected into the first two rounds of the draft for the first time in program history. Sophomore forward Daryl Dike, who scored ten goals this season including three in the College Cup and had eight assists, was selected 5th overall by Orlando City. 

His teammate, junior defenseman Henry Kessler was selected immediately after Dike at 6th overall by New England. Kessler had one goal this year.

Robin Afamefuna, UVa’s senior midfielder/defender was selected No.37 overall, in the second round by Colorado. This season Afamefuna has two goals and two assists. 

UMBC's senior defender Jon Bell was chosen by the San Jose Earthquakes as the 38th overall pick and the 12th of the second round.

From JMU, senior midfielder Manuel Ferriol was selected 40th overall by FC Dallas. Ferriol finished his JMU career appearing in 64 games, with 32 goals, tied for eighth on the Dukes all-time list. Ferriol even set a new single-season program record of 16 goals, 6 assists and a single-season record of 38 points. 

The third and fourth rounds will take place on January 13th. 


Georgetown goes down to Providence without Mac McClung

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Georgetown goes down to Providence without Mac McClung

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Alpha Diallo tied his season-high with 20 points as Providence beat Georgetown 76-60 on Tuesday.

Luwane Pipkins had 14 points for Providence (8-6, 1-0 Big East Conference). A.J. Reeves added 13 points. David Duke had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the hosts.

Providence dominated the first half and led 54-23 at the break. Both teams set season lows for scoring during the game. The Friars' 22 points in the second half were the lowest of the season for the hosts, while the 23 points in the first half for the Hoyas marked the fewest of the season for the visitors.

Omer Yurtseven had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoyas (10-4, 0-1), whose six-game win streak ended with the loss. Terrell Allen added 10 points. Jahvon Blair had 10 points.

Providence takes on DePaul on the road on Saturday. Georgetown matches up against Seton Hall on the road on Friday.