The State tournament begins tomorrow (May 7) with the Lady Rams playing the Piedmont HS Panthers at 6:00 pm. Piedmont’s record this season is 4-13-1.

**UPDATE: the bracket can be downloaded HERE.**

Overall, the NCHSAA has used Maxpreps to rank the top 20 teams as follows:

2019 NCHSAA Womens rankings
2019 NCHSAA Womens rankings

The official State brackets will come out soon, but in the interim, a link to the PDF is HERE.

Riley Howell GoFundMe

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help the Howell family in their time of need. This was created by UNCC Housing and Resident Life (“HRL”) and has already been quite successful. If anyone from the TCR soccer family wishes to support this the link is HERE.

Riley Howell
Riley Howell

Riley Howell Tribute

Before last night’s game versus AC Reynolds, a statement about Riley Howell from his family was read to the crowd. And, the flag was at half mast and a moment of silence was held in his honor. It was a lovely tribute to a special young man whose life was taken from us too early.

Flag at half mast
Flag at half mast

The Asheville Citizen-Times posted an article about the tribute. A link can be found HERE.

Citizen-Times screenshot
Citizen-Times screenshot

Photos from the game will be posted soon.

Prayers for the Howell Family

We have all learned about the senseless shooting at UNC Charlotte and how this action in a different city reaches home to Asheville and touches us. Riley Howell was a member of the TCR soccer family. Not only was he a wonderful young man, but he was also one with a strong moral character. Riley chose to jump on his assailant in order to protect others. And this heroic action will endear him to many who never knew him.

Riley Howell
Riley Howell

Please offer support to the Howell family, their relatives, and all the many friends of Riley.

One of the many news articles can be read HERE.

Week of 4/29 Schedule

Monday – Game at Tuscola – bus leaves immediately after school

Tuesday – Light Training until 4:30 – Those attending Top Scholar Banquet are fine to skip training or leave early – CONGRATS!!

Wednesday – Game vs AC Reynolds – Senior Night – I will hand out Parent Tickets on Monday.

Thursday – Training
Friday – No Training
Saturday – No Training

Next Week:
Mon training
Tuesday, May 7 – First Round of Playoffs

The NCHSSA playoff schedule is:
Tuesday, May 7
Friday, May 10
Wednesday, May 15
Saturday, May 18
Tuesday, May 21 (Region)
Saturday, May 25 (State)