BE soccer teams score new state rankings and honors
The Bishop England boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have experienced their typical success this spring and it is reflected in the state rankings and post-season player honors.
The Bishop England boys are 17-4-2 under coach Ed Khouri, and are ranked No. 3 in the latest Class AAA poll. They have three players who have been selected for post-season play.
The Bishop England girls own a 19-3-1 record under coach Dave Snyder. They have two players who will participate in post-season action. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the Palmetto State.
The Bishop boys have three players selected to post-season all-star events. Jacob Shirmer and Russell McLaughlin have been selected to play in the The Clash of the Carolinas, while Henry Loor has been picked to play in the North-South All-Star Game.
On the girls’ side, Kelly Drummond and Megan Reineke have been selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game.
Shirmer and McLaughlin have had big roles in the Bishops boys’ success. The Bishops enter the first round of the Class AAA playoffs with 10 victories in their last 11 matches. They also have played to a tie. The Bishops haven’t lost since March 23, when they dropped a 2-0 decision to Wando.
The Clash of the Carolinas is the nation’s only interstate prep soccer all-star event. This year’s event will again be held at WakeMed Soccer Park’s Koka Booth Stadium in Cary, N.C. WakeMed Soccer Park is home to the USL Championship North Carolina FC.
Founded in 2007, the match annually features the top boys and girls graduated seniors from North Carolina and South Carolina. The 2007-2015 matches were played at MUSC Health Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery on Daniel Island.
North Carolina leads the boys’ series 7-1-4, while the Tar Heel girls hold a 9-1-2 advantage.
Drummond and Reineke are two of the headliners for a talented South girls’ squad that will square off against its Northern counterparts.
The Bishop England girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams were scheduled to play Tuesday in the state semifinals of the Class AAAA playoffs.
The Bishop girls, who entered Tuesday’s match against Bluffton, received a first-round bye and beat May River 21-0 in the second round.
The BE boys entered Tuesday’s match against A.C. Flora with a 10-3-0 record. The Bishops beat St. Joseph’s 13-1 in the first round and followed that up with a 17-3 victory over Myrtle Beach.
The winners of Tuesday’s matches will play in Saturday’s state championships at Irmo High School. The girls’ Class AAAA title game is slated for 11 a.m. and the boys’ match will follow at 1:30 p.m.
The Bishop girls are seeking their fourth straight state title. They are 3-2 in state championships.
The Bishop boys are seeking their second state title in three years.