MEN'S 2009 COLLEGE SEASON

McVea embraces leadership role

October 22, 2009
By Maria Burns Ortiz
It was a conference game in 2006. The Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team struggled in the first half against a key rival.

As coach Mark Mettrick and his staff walked over to speak with the team at halftime, they found the players already gathered around, listening intently.

Tennant McVea, just a freshman, pointed at each of his teammates.

"At the very least, we can work harder," McVea said.

That moment and those words have remained a vivid ...

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