Oxford first-year coach Jim Champlin had the opportunity to coach against Greene and its leading scorer Alex Driscoll for the first time this season. In the second meeting between the two schools, Champlin had nothing but praise for the Trojans senior.
“What I like the most about Driscoll is his patience. You can tell his brain is firing whenever he has the ball,” Champlin said.
Patience wasn’t always Driscoll’s strong suit, who always seemed a step ahead of everyone on the field. Now as one of the team’s leaders, he is not only the most prolific scorer, but also a consummate teammate. “He’s done a pretty good job mentoring the younger guys and helping them take pride in Greene soccer and what it represents,” said Greene head coach, Rick Tallman.
Driscoll entered his senior season with 74 goals, and considering how much attention defenses pay toward him, reaching the 100-goal mark for his career seemed like quite a challenge. Driscoll, with ample help from his teammates, reached the 100 career goals without much trouble. He scored his 100th goal early last week, and blasted by the school record of 101 goals (set by Jordan McMullen in 1999) with a four-goal performance against Champlin’s Blackhawks last weekend. He has a career-best 30 goals this season with more games yet to play, and he is our choice today as Smith Ford Supercenter/Evening Sun Athlete of the Week.