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Clash of the Carolinas

June 15, 2024 - Charlotte, NC

NC & SC teams at the NCFC vs. Richmond Kickers USL1 match on 6/25/21
Picture of 2021 Clash of the Carolinas event

The Clash of the Carolinas is the nation's only interstate prep soccer all-star event. The 2024 event will be held at the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex, home of Charlotte Soccer Academy, in Pineville, N.C., for the first time.

The 2017-23 "Clash" matches were played at WakeMed Soccer Park's Koka Booth Stadium in Cary, N.C. WakeMed Soccer Park is home to the USL League One North Carolina FC and the NWSL NC CourageThe 2016 event was staged at Raleigh's Cardinal Gibbons High School, so the "Triangle" was the site of seven consecutive Clash contests. The 2020 event was canceled due to the Coronavirus.

The 2007-2015 matches were played at MUSC Health (Blackbaud) Stadium, the former home of the Charleston Battery of the USL Championship, on Daniel Island, S.C. The 2020 event was canceled due to the Coronavirus.

Players participating MUST BE AVAILABLE for the entire event. No exceptions for graduations, senior trips, college orientations/classes, etc. Players report to OrthoCarolina Sportsplex.

Itinerary (Tentative)

6/13 THURSDAY
6:00 pm - Coaches/Staff meeting at Hilton Garden Inn (Dogwood Meeting Room)

6/14 FRIDAY
12:00 pm - NC & SC Players report to Hilton Garden Inn for check-in (wear your high school shirt)

12:05 pm - Turn in car keys at hotel
12:10 pm - Lunch (Chick-fil-A)

12:20 pm - Players change into game uniform (take your backpack with training gear to OrthoCarolina Sportsplex
12:30 pm - Bus to OrthoCarolina Sportsplex - Team Introduction / Rules Meeting / Group Pictures
1:30 pm - Training - players should wear high school training gear
3:00 pm - Begin transporting teams to Hilton Garden Inn
5:30 pm - Clash Banquet at Charlotte Catholic High School - First bus leaves at 4:45 pm (SC players to wear Training T-Shirts, Shorts, and Tennis Shoes). Tickets are $25 for any non-Clash players/coaches and can be purchased in advance or at the door - make checks payable to: Gregg George, 4995 Longburn Lane, Kernersville, NC 27284.

8:00-10:00 pm - Spare Time Bowling & Laser Tag (Buses leaves at 7:45 pm)
11:00 pm - Lights Out

6/15 SATURDAY
7-8:30 am - Players wake up / breakfast at hotel
8:30 am - Girls teams checkout of hotel and bus to Sportsplex
10:00 am - Girls Match - followed by MVP Presentation
10:15 am - Boys teams checkout of hotel and bus to Sportsplex
12:00 pm - Boys Match - followed by MVP Presentation
Players are free to leave after their matches

Game Times 6/15/24

  • Girls Match - 10:00 am
  • Boys Match - 12:00 pm

Admission

  • Digital Tickets for the 2024 Clash Matches
  • $10 (Kids 5 and Under FREE)
  • Clash Program - $5

Hotel

Players will stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, while families and friends are encouraged to stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites. There is no cost to the Clash players for these accommodations.

Hilton Garden Inn
425 Town Centre Blvd.
Pineville, NC 28134
704.889.3279

Hampton Inn & Suites (Charlotte/Pineville)
401 Town Centre Blvd.
Pineville, NC 28134
704.889.2700

Player Checklist (each of these is outlined below):

  • SCHSL Physical - May 1 -- a copy is on file with athletic department - must be sent to your respective all-star Head Coach (email below)
  • Uniform - May 4 -- email forthcoming from Lloyd's Soccer (players MUST purchase Jersey for $30 and have the opportunity to buy their kits as well along with "fan gear")
  • Program Ad - May 20
  • Player Profile - May 27 -- https://forms.gle/A9H8bzbMyYiXEMqn7
  • Report to Hilton Garden Inn - Friday, June 14 (wear HS training shirt when you report) - Boys & Girls 12 pm

Team Rosters

 

Athletic Trainer - Alex Johnson (Conway HS) 779-275-1905

S.C. GIRLS (White Jersey / Red Shorts / Red Socks)

Co-Coach: Alister Delong, Academic Magnet
Co-Coach: Victor Tice, Aiken

1 Ainsley Chunn, Oceanside Collegiate, K, * College of Charleston
2 Darcy Ahern, Chapin, M, * Lander University
3 Kyleen Bents, Catawba Ridge, M, * East Carolina University
4 Julia Cosgrove, Oceanside Collegiate, D, * University of North Florida
5 Ella Grace Dillard, Wando, M, * UT Chattanooga
6 Elena Garcia, J.L. Mann, D, Clemson University
7 Maggie Heffernan, Lexington, D, * College of Charleston
8 Nicole Hutchinson, Powdersville, M, * UNC Greensboro
9 Lilliana Iacofano, Lucy Beckham, F, * Western Carolina University
10 Payton James, Mauldin, M, Clemson University
11 Maris Jennings, Waccamaw, M, * Miami University-OH
12 Zoie Kempf, Indian Land, M, * Arkansas State University
13 Elizabeth McAllister, Clover, D, Clemson University
14 Marlia Nieves-Melchor, Clover, F, * University of Kentucky
15 Marley Walker, James Island Charter, D, * USC Upstate
16 Evelyn Wright, Blythewood, M, * Western Carolina University
17 Ella Yarborough, River Bluff, D, University of South Carolina
18 Charlie Zaifert, Academic Magnet, M, Tulane University

N.C. GIRLS (Sky Blue Jersey / Navy Shorts / Sky Blue Socks)
Co-Coach: Graeme Stewart, Woods Charter
Co-Coach: Lennox Charles, Polk County

0 Kira Murphy, GK   North Raleigh Christian Academy
1 Reece DeJong, GK – Cox Mill
4 Margaret Roepke, DEF – Ashley
5 Maddyson Kerley, DEFPine Lake Prep
6 Erin Pope, FW – Fike
7 Kaleigh Hart, MF – Providence Day
8 Katelyn Burnette, FW – Millbrook
9 Gabby Vatrano, FW – Bandys
10 Landyn Wessels, MF – Jacksonville
11 Braedyn Dohse,  Apex
12 Abbie Hege, FW – East Lincoln
13 Jesse Smith, DEF – Asheville
14 Kylee Thompson, FW – Hough
15 Kylie Gutierrez, MF – Apex Friendship
16 Lilly Soltz, MF – Leesville Road
18 Meredith Palmer, DEF – Cuthbertson
19 Gillian Garrison, DEF – Lee County
20 McKenzie Morrow, FW  Jacksonville 

S.C. BOYS (White Jersey / Red Shorts / Red Socks)

Co-Coach: Cesar Robles, Rock Hill
Co-Coach: Todd Robinson, James Island Charter

1 Asher Risell, Woodmont, K, * Mercer University
2 Nathan Arroyo, Stratford, M, * Presbyterian College
3 Carson Brice, Andrew Jackson, D, * UAB
4 Daniel Busby, James Island Charter, D, * USC Upstate
5 Wilfer Bustamante, J.L. Mann, F, * Furman University

6 Andres Giraldo, Riverside, D, * Anderson University
7 Braden Gritz, Fort Mill, F, * College of Charleston
8 Luke Hilton, Chapin, D, University of South Carolina

9 James Jenkin, Clover, M, * Coastal Carolina University
10 Patrick Kucaba, St. Joseph's Catholic, M, Virginia Tech

11 David Liboyi, Dutch Fork, F, * Virginia Tech
12 Cory Lownds, Clover, M, * Winthrop University

13 Luke Manley, Wade Hampton, F, * Sewanee
14 Paul Meyers, Nation Ford, M, Vanderbilt University

15 Nate Porterfield, J.L. Mann, D, * Gardner-Webb University

16 Sebastian Restrepo, Hillcrest, M, * Presbyterian College
17 Charley Simmons, Wando, M, Clemson University

18 Zander White, South Pointe, D, * Virginia Wesleyan University

N.C. BOYS (Sky Blue Jersey / Navy Shorts / Sky Blue Socks)
Co-Coach: Brad Spell, Clinton
Co-Coach: Paul Ebenhoeh, Pine Lake Prep

0 Ian Kirk, GK – Williams
1 Paddy Engan, GK  Cardinal Gibbons
2 Walker Spell, FW – Clinton
3 Kyle Blake, DEF – Hickory Ridge
4 Tucker Kern, MF – Weddington
5 Andrew Mesnard, DEF – Leesville Road
6 Amro Shieika, MF  Ardrey Kell
7 Holt Lane, FW – Franklin Academy
8 John Franck, MF – New Hanover
9 Callen Ferguson, FW  South Mecklenburg
10 Drew Waller, FW – West Cabarrus
11 Justin Ortiz, MF – Hickory
12 Patrick Dion, FW – Apex Friendship
13 Reece Gary, MF – Rosewood
14 Sam Howe, MF – Independence
15 Jaden Miller, MF – Enloe
18 Dylan Swinehart, FW – Charlotte Country Day
21 Eddie Tubberville, DEF – Manteo

Uniforms

The Clash of the Carolinas will offer players the opportunity to purchase their entire match kits! Orders must be placed by May 4. All players MUST purchase their match jersey for $30.

Parents/fans/players can purchase other items as well. An activation code will be sent from MyUniform via Lloyd's Soccer by April 18.

***Players will receive a training shirt, as part of their participation in the all-star event.

To purchase a jersey or other items, please follow the directions via Lloyd's Soccer MyUniform that was sent in an exclusive email to each player.

All-Star Game Player-Coach Profile

Players

All Clash players are to fill out an all-star game player profile - https://forms.gle/MPhLkL2acPZzrbMn7

Coaches

All Clash coaches are to fill out an all-star game player profile - https://forms.gle/ftDhZ5GGEv5tXhkM8

This is due May 27.

Affiliates

SCACA

Lloyd's Soccer

North-South Soccer Classic

SC Athletic Administrators Association

Clash of the Carolinas