Wilson High School Girls’ Soccer Team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 329 soccer teams (135 boys, 194 girls) from throughout the United States have earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2012-13 academic year. Among these programs are 51 schools receiving honors for both their boys and girls teams. The Wilson Girls’ Soccer Team is one of 11 teams in South Carolina to earn this award, and the team also had the second highest team GPA in the state. To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
The Francis Marion University men’s soccer program will hold a Winter Identification (ID) Camp, on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is for advanced players who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors playing at the high school and select levels who are interested in playing college soccer. The cost is $55. Walk-up participants will be accepted. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the soccer training fields behind the Smith University Center. The camp will include training sessions, small-sided games, and full-sided games under the direction of the Francis Marion coaching staff. Make checks out to Francis Marion University Men’s Soccer. For more information, contact FMU men’s soccer coach John Campbell at 843-661-1241, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.fmupatriots.com.
Registration for the Florence Soccer Association’s Recreation League Spring Soccer season continues through Friday, Jan. 9. Late registration will be held Jan.10-16. Registration may be done online or at the City of Florence Recreation Administrative Offices at 513 Barnes Street. The online registration link is: http://recreation.cityofflorence. com/ParksRec_Live/Home The fee is $40 during the registration period and $50 during late registration. This fee includes the cost of insurance, jersey, and socks. The cost for all out-of-county participants is $60. A birth certificate is required at the time of signup for anyone that has not played a sport with the City of Florence. Soccer age groups are: U6 (4-5 year olds), U8 (6-7 year olds), U10 (8-9 year olds), U12 (10-11 year olds), U14 (12-13 year olds), U16 (14-15 year olds), and U19 (16-18 year olds). For more information, call Matthew Watts at (843) 665-3253. www.cityofflorenceathletics.com.
On a weekend packed with Francis Marion University athletic events, the FMU men’s and women’s soccer teams are set to host matches at Hartzler Field on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The Patriot men’s (8-3-2, 3-2-2 PBC) team is scheduled to kick off Saturday night at 7 p.m. against Georgia Southwestern State University (3-9-2, 1-6-1) in a late-season Peach Belt Conference fight. FMU climbed several spots in the PBC standings over the last week and currently sits at fourth in the league with an opportunity to move higher. Monday, October 27, 2014
Senior midfielder Chanel Harris went to differing lengths to score a pair of second-half goals that helped lead Francis Marion University to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Charleston Southern University, Saturday night (Oct. 11) in non-conference women’s soccer action. The Patriots win their second match in a row, while Charleston Southern drops to 5-8-1. FMU will travel to Spartanburg to play USC Upstate on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The final home match of the year, Senior Day, will be Oct. 26 against Delaware State University at 1 p.m.
The Francis Marion University women's soccer team will host its annual Sea of Red Match on Tuesday (Oct. 7) when the Patriots entertain South Carolina State University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students (FMU students are admitted free with ID). The games will be streamed live online at http://www.ustream.tv/fmupatriots and shown locally on Time Warner Cable channel 11, courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.