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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wonderful sight atop OAA White soccer standings

Tuesday featured a big game in the OAA White soccer title chase, as Royal Oak and Berkley played to a 2-2 tie. Both teams are still tied atop the league standings, and upon further glancing at these teams, it's heartwarming to see them having the success that they are. Rather quietly, Berkley has become of the more consistent and underrated programs in a county full of powerhouses such as the Troy schools, the Rochester schools, Novi and Country Day. The Bears have been in the hunt for league titles the past two years and were thought to be headed towards a down year with a lot of key players graduating last year. Not only that, but their head coach, Cliff Brandmier, left to take the Rochester job in the offseason. But head coach Alan Zakaria and the rest of his players have kept the train rolling this year and deserve a ton of credit. The same goes for Royal Oak and head coach Kevin Robb. Kosmo admits he's surprised Royal Oak didn't become more of a powerhouse in girls soccer when Kimball and Dondero merged, given Kimball and Dondero were both consistently good as separate schools. No, matter, the Ravens have so far put it together this year and are legitimate top-10 team in the county. With much of the attention always on schools in northern Oakland County or the west side in Novi, it's great to see such outstanding teams in the southern part this year with Royal Oak and Berkley battling it out for OAA supremacy.


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