Chapel Hill and East Chapel Hill will play at 8 p.m. Thursday on the campus of Carrboro High School in the finals of The O.C. - an invitational soccer tournament that matched prep teams from Orange and Chtham counties.
It's time again for my fall sports predictions, in which I try to make the safest pick possible after as much research as possible.
You may ask: why so much research, they're just opinions and predictions?
Broughton High will have four new head coaches in place as fall sports practice begins during the next week.
Jim Frey (volleyball), Laura Davidson (girls tennis), Steve Smith (girls golf) and Nick Wheeler (boys soccer) are joining the Caps.
Seven local boys soccer players were selected to play in this summer's NCCA East-West All-Star Game, which will be held on the campus of UNC-Greensboro on July 19, and they will be led by one Triangle coach.
Former Wake Forest-Rolesville and N.C. State defender Tyler Lassiter has been taken with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the New York Bulls.
Lassister was named all-state his senior year for the Cougars in 2005. He was also a second-team All-ACC player this season for the Wolfpack. During his four-year career with N.C. State, Lassiter started each of the 73 matches he played in. This past season, Lassiter led the Pack in points (18) and assists (6), while tying for the team lead in goals (6).
Dinkenor adds boys soccer coaching duties at Leesville Road.
Athens Drive's Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler was named to the USA's U-18 men's soccer team and will compete this week in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association released its five all-state teams. The teams are broken up into the four NCHSAA classifications plus one more for NCISAA teams.
I encourage you to view the entire list here:
We've excerpted the area players and listed them below.
Two local standouts were named all-Americans in boys soccer.
As only a junior in high school, Chase Keesling attracted the attention of several ACC schools before settling on the one he wanted. Keesling, a defender, has verbally committed to Duke.