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Skipjacks sign top So. Maryland goalie
Wallace, two-time all-conference choice, starred at Great Mills

Jeremy Wallace, twice selected for the all-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference team, has signed a letter of intent to play men’s soccer at Chesapeake College.

Wallace started all 14 games in goal for Great Mills High School last season and led the Hornets to a 12-2 record with a 93 percent save percentage. He allowed just six goals all season and made the all-SMAC team as both a junior and a senior.

"Finding a goalie was a top priority for next year," said Mark Dennis, Chesapeake’s second-year head coach. "I was recruiting some other players from Southern Maryland and one of them told me about Jeremy."

Dennis was pleased to get that recruiting tip.

"Jeremy’s strength is his great hands. According to Coach (Matthew) Taggert, he stops everything," said Dennis. "While I assured Jeremy I would not hold him strictly to that level of saves, it does give us high expectations for next season!

"We feel that Jeremy will solidify our goalie needs and be a great asset to Chesapeake College soccer," added Dennis. "We believe we have a very strong recruiting class coming this year and are looking forward to August 1st when we start practice."

The Skipjacks started 1-7 last year, but won two of their final five games during Dennis’ first season as head coach. The former Cambridge-South Dorchester High coach said his incoming class includes a high concentration of graduating seniors from local high schools. He is also encouraged graduating seniors interested in attending Chesapeake and playing for the Skipjacks to contact him at mdennis@chesapeake.edu.

"It’s also important that any students transferring in from other colleges that are interested in playing soccer contact me as soon as possible so they can get all of the necessary eligibility issues resolved in a timely fashion," said Dennis.

Photo caption: Jeremy Wallace, center, a two-time all-conference goalie for Great Mills High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the Skipjacks. Also pictured are Chesapeake head coach Mark Dennis, right, and Great Mills head coach Matthew Taggert.

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