The Northern Boys Soccer Alumni are committed to the success of the program even after they have graduated from high school. Alumni members turn up annually for a pre-season match with the Varsity team. They can also be found in the stands, both home and away, throughout the season. This support is important to the success of the program. The alumni are dedicated to preserving the tradition of Northern High School Boys Soccer in the past, present, and future.
The 1st annual alumni match was held in 1999. Alumni members Ryan Harbaugh, Mike Chase, and John Erly took on the task of locating fellow players from past teams. This search produced contact information for more than 100 former members of the soccer team at Northern. An alumni team of more than 40 players was formed to take on the varsity sqaud in the 1999 match. After a hard fought 90 minutes, the score was level at 1-1. The event also raised almost $1000 for the program. The success of the first match has made the game an annual event. In 2003, the number of alumni participating had grown to the point that the match involves two teams of alumni playing against each other.
This match has become the traditional opening to the soccer season at Northern High School and in Calvert County. Players from the past and the present look forward to an evening to celebrate the traditions of Northern High Boys Soccer.
The 2012 Alumni Match will be held on Friday, August 17th at 7:00 pm in the stadium at Northern High School.