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CHS Boys Soccer honored on Tour of Champions

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The Chesterton boys soccer team not only won the IHSAA State Title, now they’ve been recognized as one of the nation’s best.

The Trojans were honored by MaxPreps on the 14th Annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard during halftime of Tuesday night’s boys basketball game at CHS.

Chesterton finished the season ranked 43rd nationally by MaxPreps of more than 16,000 varsity soccer teams nationwide in the fall.

“The MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard honors the very best high school teams in the nation,” Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps, said in a press release. “To qualify, you must be highly ranked nationally by MaxPreps; and you must win a state championship. Those are tough qualifications considering there are more than 16,000 teams competing in varsity high school soccer.

“Congratulations to the Chesterton Trojans on their amazing achievement. MaxPreps and the Army National Guard are honored to recognize you for your hard work and amazing work on the field.”

As one of only 10 teams honored, the Trojans were 21-0-2 on the year including a 1-0 double overtime victory over Zionsville in the Class 3A championship game.

“To be honored on the MaxPreps Tour of Champions is an amazing national recognition that I think these boys deserve,” Chesterton head coach Lucas Sabedra said. “We have a young team and I hope that it puts a lot of the juniors and underclassmen on the map. I always believed that this team could give any other high school team a run. This is the best team that has ever come through this program and they are all amazing kids.

“I’m honored that this is the first Chesterton team to be considered for this recognition.”

Indiana Army National Guard Sergeant Danny Lowe and Captain Gino Georgetti, Company Commander for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion of the Indiana Army National Guard, presented the Trojans with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy and a banner for their success.

“The Army National Guard embodies teamwork and a commitment to community and country,” said Captain Charlton Grant in a press release. “Just as your team joins together to defeat adversity and claim the victory, the Army National Guard stands in solidarity to protect our local communities and the United States of America as a whole. On behalf of the Army National Guard, I am honored to recognize this nationally ranked championship team for their dedication, perseverance and teamwork.”

The Tour of Champions 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 began in 2005 and has honored over 690 teams nationwide since then.


Posted 12/20/2018




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