The 2018 North-South Soccer Classic, hosted by the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association, will be held at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, S.C., on Saturday, June 23.
This is the second consecutive year that the "Electric City" has been the site of this event at Memorial Stadium's Fraser Field on the campus of T.L. Hanna High School and the third time overall (2007). The North-South Soccer Classic was founded in 1989 and has been staged every Summer since then for the boys' all-star game while the girls' contest has been played annually since its inception in 1997.
Admission is $10 at the gate and souvenir programs will be available for $5. Players will report on Friday, June 22 for an action-packed day that features a luncheon sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, team and individual pictures being taken at the field, a practice session for each team and, finally, a banquet that evening honoring the eight coaches and 72 graduated senior players.
In the boys' series, the North leads the South 15-10-4, but the South has captured five of the past eight meetings which includes a pair of draws. The South tallied a 3-2 victory last year in Anderson. In the girls' series, the South holds a slim one-match advantage at 9-8-4 and has won three of the past seven contests with three of those results ending in a tie, including last year's 1-1 draw.
For more information, please visit www.scsoccer.com and follow along on social media via Twitter @SCHSSCA with a hashtag of #NSSC18.
North-South Soccer Classic website
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2018 NSSC ROSTERS
Head Coach: David Craig, Eastside
Assistant Coach: Kelsey Geary, Clover
Players: Peyton Brown, Wren; Grace Cardew, Dorman; Edie DeMedicis, South Aiken; Kailee Erwin, Indian Land; Emily Gerdes, Indian Land; Cece Hendricks, St. Joseph's Catholic; Alexis Huston-Hamric, Eastside; Ashton Irby, Powdersville; J'menii Isaac, Clover; Makala Latsch, T.L. Hanna; Hyori McDowell, North Augusta; Brooke Penedo, T.L. Hanna; Madison Pollard, Spartanburg; Kaleigh Roberson, Wade Hampton-G; Haley Stewart, Clover; Maddie Stringer, Southside Christian; Heather Turner, Airport; Courtney Weber, Wade Hampton-G.
Head Coach: Mark Weaver, Ashley Ridge
Assistant Coach: K.C. Dunbaker, River Bluff
Players: Carol Brayton, Berkeley; Delaney Hood, Ashley Ridge; Emily Kifer, Ashley Ridge; Emma Ladd, Academic Magnet; Brittney McKeone, Aynor; Naomi Matthusen, Dreher; Jane Ashley Meredith, Swansea; Haley Merrill, Bishop England; Rhiannon Mirl, Summerville; Sarah Phillips, Waccamaw; Mason Pinkerton, Waccamaw; Josie Posma, Myrtle Beach; Salley Slice, Chapin; Tress Southard, Wando; Shanaya Stevens, Bluffton; Briley Stokes, West Florence; Sara Taylor, Chapin; Asha Wallace, River Bluff.
Head Coach: Roger Carpenter, Aiken
Assistant Coach: Scott Simmons, Gaffney
Players: Zach Baker, Wade Hampton-G; Garrett Beard, Northwestern; Will Bethel, Christ Church Episcopal; Holden Cayelli, T.L. Hanna; Kyle Frei, Aiken; Steven Halas, Nation Ford; Davis Hooten, Northwestern; Keaton Hubbard, Eastside; Justin Joseph, Mauldin; Hykeem Martin, Greenwood; John Martin, Daniel; Cesar Rivera, Boiling Springs; Richard Sealy, Gaffney; Joseph Todd, Eastside; Sean Walsh, York Comprehensive; Eric Wertz, Aiken; Reel Wise, T.L. Hanna.
Head Coach: David Anastasia, Barnwell
Assistant Coach: David Choi, Bamberg-Ehrhardt
Players: Marc Abbott, River Bluff; Zendon Andrews, Socastee; Tre'von Brisbon, Cane Bay; Davis Cassell, Irmo; Andrew Crowley, Gilbert; Hesham Hikal, Burke; Liam Hudock, Wando; Alexis Jimenez, Bluffton; Nick Price, Academic Magnet; Owen Rohde, A.C. Flora; Logan Shay, Blythewood; Campbell Shealy, Lexington; Devin Shepherd, Blythewood; Bobby Sloan, South Florence; Jonathan Williams, Bamberg-Ehrhardt; Luke Williams, St. James; Scott Wilson, Wade Hampton-H; Westen Wingard, River Bluff.