It would be hard to imagine more of a contrast in sideline demeanor than that exhibited by first-year Dartmouth College men’s soccer coach Chad Riley and his Lafayette counterpart, Dennis Bohn, last Friday evening at Burnham Field. Bohn spent much of the nonconference match hollering and pointing, shouting and waving, bellowing and gesturing at his maroon-clad troops. Riley? He mostly stood silently with his hands in his pockets. This isn’t to say Bohn’s way is wrong. He’s led the Leopards to 12 consecutive winning seasons,
The photo above shows Dartmouth College senior receiver Myles Christian reaching for a practice-drill pass while teammate Joseph Dowdell provides a distraction. Christian is a 6-foot-6, 190-pound Atlanta native who walked on to the team as a freshman in 2010 after dabbling in crew. He had never played football before, but had two seasons of high school basketball under his belt. To be perfectly honest about the situation, Christian stands only a slim chance of ever catching a varsity pass. But it’s a testament to
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