The Seymour Lady Eagles 2008 soccer team will begin the season swimming with sharks.
The Lady Eagles saw their regularly-scheduled season opener at home vs. Cosby rained out Tuesday evening, making Thursday’s district contest at Carter the season-opener. Given that the postponed Cosby game was also a conference tilt, it will surely be worked back into the Lady Eagles’ regular-season schedule at some point.
If a pair of key district games wasn’t stiff enough competition for the season’s first month, the Lady Eagles will be one of 23 prep soccer teams from across the state of Tennessee that will compete in this weekend’s annual Katie Hunter Memorial Soccer Tournament being played at four different fields in Oak Ridge and West Knoxville. Also vying for this weekend’s Katie Hunter Memorial Championship will be the ultra-talented Darlington Soccer Academy from Rome, Georgia, bringing the total number of high school soccer teams in the field to 24.
The tournament will feature the top teams and players form each classification in Tennessee. Highlighting this year’s event is the Darlington Soccer Academy, a 103-year old college prep day and boarding school in Georgia that features some of the highest-regarded teenaged soccer players in the South. Triple-A state finalist Collierville, triple-A state semi-finalist Oak Ridge, and top-ranked ECS out of the Memphis area are some other top girls soccer programs participating in the 2008 Katie Hunter Tournament..... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.