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The art of the soccer flip throw

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OLD TOWN - The soccer flip throw is one of the most dynamic moves in all of sports, and takes an impressive amount of athleticism to pull off.


Old Town girls soccer forward Emma Hargreaves is a master of the flip throw, but ABC 7 and Fox 22 sports director Jon Alba is far from it. Watch her teach him the craft in this special look at soccer's coolest move.

Jon Alba

Anchor/Sports Director
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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.