Top soccer preps to square off in North-South Classic at Blackbaud

  • Friday, June 27, 2014

Jackson Karolczyk is one of five East Cooper preps in the North-South Soccer Classic Saturday at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. FRANKIE MANSFIELD

The best senior soccer talent in South Carolina is set to collide Saturday in the North-South Soccer Classic at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island.

The North-South all-star game matches up the top seniors from the Lower State against the Upper State's best.

Representing East Cooper, Wando midfielder Christopher Corontzes and defender Jackson Karolczyk reunite with Warriors head coach Shilo Tisdale on the boys South team.

Bishop England forward Julia Shahid and defender Regan Van Metre will team up with Wando forward Allie Winglosky on the girls South team.

This year marks the 26th consecutive edition of the boys game and the 18th installment of the girls game.

Since the boys game began in 1989, Wando has sent 40 players total — the most of any school in the state. The Warriors also lead the state in total girl participants, sending 26 since the game's inception in 1997.

Bishop England also ranks toward the top of the state with 28 boys and 22 girls invited to the game all-time.

The North leads the boys series 15-8-2, snapping the South's three-game winning streak last season. Former Wando forward Hannah Ross gave the South the edge in the girls series, 8-7-2, with a game-winner in stoppage time of last season's game.

The girls game begins at noon with the boys game following at 2 p.m. Admission is $10. The game will be broadcast live online at www.nfhsnetwork.com.

Frankie Mansfield, the sports reporter for the Moultrie News can be seen all around the state following teams to meets, games, and matches. For score updates, breaking sports news, and more, follow @fjmansfield on Twitter and like Moultrie News Sports on Facebook.

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