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Midlands well-represented for S.C. All-Star soccer matches

River Bluff's Marcelo Malpartida
River Bluff's Marcelo Malpartida Special to The State

Twenty-three Midlands soccer players, including seven from River Bluff, were selected to play in South Carolina Soccer Coaches Association All-Star games.

South Carolina Gatorade Player of Year Marcelo Malpartida was among the six selections from the Gators picked for the games. Malpartida and Connor Slattery were picked for the Clash of the Carolinas boys’ match, while Jordan Thomas was picked for the girls’ match. The Gators’ Evan Dowdy and Hampton Scott will play in the North-South boys’ match and Bailey Schaberg and Bryce Kinard in the girls’ contest.

The North-South Soccer Classic is June 23-24 in Rock Hill, while the Clash of the Carolinas set for July 7-8 at Raleigh, N.C.

White Knoll’s Victor Oladipo was picked for the Clash of the Carolinas boys’ match and Brookland-Cayce’s Lizzy McGee and Lexington’s Grady Callaway for the girls’ contest.

Other Midlands players picked for North-South boys match are Brookland-Cayce’s Noah Scott and Donovan Branch, Chapin’s Nader Almassri, Dreher’s Ian Devlin and Lexington’s Sam Plumer.

North-South girls’ selection are Swansea’s Ashleigh Bankert, Lexington’s Madison Carrier and Gabby Carter, Lexington. Chapin’s Rachel Cosby, Irmo’s Julia Gambill and White Knoll’s Harley King and Kassie Lee.

Clash of Carolinas Rosters

Boys

Shane Berson, Riverside; Zach Aversano, Wando; Drake Byrd, J.L Mann; Sam Friedrch, Bishop England; Gareth Greenem Wade Hampton; Jared Gulden, Mauldin; Alex Henderson, Wando; Marcelo Malpartida, River Bluff; Will Martin Nation Ford; Brian Munson; Mauldin; Mitchell Myers, South Aiken; Victor Oladipo, White Knoll; Olufemi Olalere, West Ashley; Cody Prentiss, Woodland; Connor Slattery, River Bluff; Michael Smith, Nation Ford; Adam Watkins, Nathan Wilcox, Christ Church

Head Coach: Ed Khouri, Bishop England. Assistant: Ben Brown, Ninety Six

Girls

Ashlyn Harris, Bluffton; Kristin Bane, Irmo; Malena Bruno, Wando; Grady Callaway, Lexington; Maddy Chamness, James Island; Meredith Christopher, Fort Mill; Meka Collett, Doman; Eva Dailey, Wando; Josie Gillespie, J.L. Mann; Mackenzie, McAvoy, Bishop England; Lizzy McGee, Brookland-Cayce; Emily Mullner, North Augusta; Estelle Murphy, J.L. Mann; Angela Pantuosco, Clover; Isbell Russell, Riverside; Jordan Thomas, River Bluff; Morrison Trnasky, Dorman

Head Coach: Shannon Champ, Wando. Assistant: Keith Morris, Airport

North-South All-Star Rosters’

Boys

North

Trevor Watson, Mauldin; Blake Baker, Nation Ford; Carl Brophy, T.L. Hanna; Fernando Calderilla, Gaffney; Charlie Chionakis, South Aiken; Phillip Clark, Dixie; Zhenya Deller, Rock Hill; Dillon Erkens, Wade Hampton; Diego Franco, St. Joseph’s; Ellis Gardner, Belton-Honea Path; Thomas LaFrancis, Gaffney; Rogelio Mendez, Rock Hill; Tommy Purucker, Fort Mill; Dalton Sheeks, Riverside; Gavin Shepherd, Clover; Austin Snow, Powdersville; Andrew Sweat, Eastside; Brad Young, Nation Ford.

Head Coach: Cesar Robles, Rock Hill. Assistant: Craig Joyner, Belton-Honea Path.

South

Evan Dowdy, River Bluff; Noah Scott, Brookland-Cayce; Nader, Almassri, Chapin; Trevor Ano-Ryba, Ashley Ridge; Donovan Branch, Brookland-Cayce; David Chappelear, Bluffton; Ian Devlin, Dreher; William Goshert, Socastee; John Gressette, A.C. Flora; Charles Grondines, James Island; Hunter Hardin, Myrtle Beach; Daniel Johnson, Hartsville; Kellan O’Hara, Fort Dorchester; Sam Plumer, Lexington; Irvin Rodriguez, West Ashley; Adrian Santiago, Stall; Hampton Scott, River Bluff; Garrett Smith, Academic Magnet

Coaches: Troy Alexander, Hartsville; Daniel Holbrook, Stall

Girls

North

Caroline Embler, T.L. Hanna; Liz Price, Clover; Sarah Aquino, South Aiken; Taylor Brown, Mauldin; Kendall Claxton, Riverside; Misha Dimmick, J.L. Mann; Katherine Gonzalez, Byrnes; Kimber Haley, Fort Mill; Emma Harris, Riverside; Marissa Lee, South Aiken; Liz Melton, Dorman; McKenzie Miller, T.L. Hanna; Dani Morris, Hillcrest; Nancy Neil, Wade Hampton; Abby Robinson, Eastside; CC Thompson, Indian Land; Cassidy Tronco, Airport; Jayce Ward, Wade Hampton

Coaches: Ed Humphrey, Lancaster; Jason Mouzon, Northwestern

South

Taylor Jarrett, West Ashley; Bryce Kinard, River Bluff; Ashleigh Bankert, Swansea; Madison Carrier, Lexington; Gabby Carter, Lexington; McKenna Costa, James Island; Rachel Cosby, Chapin; Julia Gambill, Irmo; Juliette Gamell, Waccamaw; Harley King, White Knoll; Kassie Lee, White Knoll; Caitlyn Marietti, West Ashley; Anna Moses, Ashley Ridge; Bailey Schaberg, River Bluff; Erin Schnell, Academic Magnet; Sophie Sherman, James Island; Sarah Studley, Fort Dorchester; Kalley Varney, West Florence

Coaches: Chad Meredith, Swansea; Rob Sloan, South Florence

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