North Cross School will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the inaugural MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Boys’ Soccer. North Cross finished No. 13 in the final MaxPreps Freeman rankings and is one of only ten schools being honored in the inaugural Boys’ Soccer tour. The presentation will be made during a pep rally at 8am on Thursday, January 3.
North Cross School defeated Carlisle 1-0 in the Virginia Independent Conference Division II state championship game to win the state title. This is the second state title for the Raiders who also won the state crown in 2007. They finished the 2012 season undefeated with a record of 24-0. North Cross is one of just ten high schools nationwide being honored in the inaugural boys’ soccer MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. MaxPreps ranks more than 14,000 varsity high school boys’ soccer teams.
The MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard recognizes the finest high school football, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in the country through various celebrations and formal ceremonies. The Tour was inaugurated in 2005 and honored 10 premier football programs. In 2007 boys’ basketball was added and in 2008 the Tour of Champions was expanded to honor both boys and girls. In 2010, the Tour added girls’ volleyball and in 2011 girls’ soccer. Now in 2012, the Tour will honor boys’ soccer and continue to bring together athletes, coaches, students, parents, and fans across the country. Since 2005, the Tour has honored over 380 teams nationwide. Representatives from the Army National Guard will present ten boys’ soccer team with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy in recognition of their outstanding national accomplishments throughout the 2012-13 boys’ soccer season.
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With more than 375 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component, as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In the National Guard, you get the training from us, serve in your own community, and enhance your marketability for the higher paying jobs. We provide our members with money for college and offer attractive benefits on top of paid career training in one of 200 fields. The National Guard has career opportunities in every State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, more than 3,600 training locations, and more than 350,000 members. Visit the National Guard Web site at www.NATIONALGUARD.com.
Submitted by Sally Mazzocchi