Shale Soccer Classic Features Boys All Star Showcase

The boys all-star soccer showcase will kick off July 25, 6:30 pm at Perry High School. The showcase is one of three world-class matches in the Shale Soccer Classic presented by Admiral Sports.

The boys showcase features a total of 24 players from four states. The roster includes standouts from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Wisconsin.

Shale Soccer ClassicBryce Benjamin (Seneca Valley HS of PA) joins Tom Roseberry (Hoover HS) at the goalkeeper position while Andrew Roseberry (Hoover HS), Hans Kromanaker (Robert M. LaFollette HS of WI), Alec Mueller (Minerva HS), Qynton Peterson (Jackson HS), Hunter Gordon (St. Ignatius HS), and Jacob Demaree (Northwest HS) are all impact defenders. Ryan Smith (Fairless HS), Jordan Boehm (Marlington HS), Grant Clunk (Alliance HS), Bailey Adams (Louisville HS), Philip Blackburn (Minerva HS), Kyle Moser (Tuslaw HS), Skye Shogren (Griswold HS of CT), Shreyas Chaudhari (Hoover HS), Michael Adelman (GlenOak HS), Bryce Hood (Alliance HS), and Nolan Dashewich (Archbishop Alter HS) provide the coaching staff with plenty of options in the midfield. Christopher Brennan (Copley HS), Alex Reid (Dayton Christian HS), Cole Heilman (Bexley HS), Sam Snyder (McKinley HS), and Cody Ewing (Salem HS) are all game-changing forwards that can create opportunities and score goals at will. Brennan happens to be the 2014-15 Gatorade Ohio Boys Soccer Player of the Year, while Peterson is the reigning Stark County Boys Soccer Division I Player of the Year. The male high school/club players will be divided into two teams: Via Media Company FC and Subside Sports FC.

The Shale Soccer Classic will kick off at 1:30 pm with the girls all-star showcase, followed by the pro exhibition (link to pro blog) at 4:00 pm, and wrapping up with a 6:30 pm start to the boys all-star soccer showcase. Tickets are just $10 for all three matches.

Boys Team #1 – Via Media Company FC
Bryce Benjamin (GK), Seneca Valley HS (PA)
Andrew Roseberry (DEF) Hoover HS, Cleveland Internationals
Hans Kromanaker (DEF) MID Robert M. LaFollette HS (WI), Madison FC (WI)
Alec Mueller (MID, DEF) Minerva HS, Challenger Crew Juniors
Ryan Smith (MID), Fairless HS
Jordan Boehm (MID) Marlington HS, Strikers SC
Grant Clunk (MID) Alliance HS, Canton United SC, Everest SC
Bailey Adams (MID) Louisville HS
Philp Blackburn (MID) Minerva HS, Canton United SC
Christopher Brennan (FWD) Copley HS, Challenger Crew Juniors
Alex Reid (FWD, MID) Dayton Christian HS, Dayton Dutch Lions FC
Michael Adelman (MID) GlenOak HS, Crew Juniors

Boys Team #2 – Subside Sports FC
Tom Roseberry (GK) Hoover HS, Cleveland Internationals
Qynton Peterson (DEF) Jackson HS, CAK
Hunter Gordon (DEF) St. Ignatius HS, Challenger Crew Juniors
Jacob Demaree (DEF) Northwest HS, CAK
Kyle Moser (MID, DEF) Tuslaw HS
Skye Shogren (MID, FWD) Griswold HS (CT), Southeast SC (CT)
Shreyas Chaudhari (MID), Hoover HS
Nolan Dashewich (MID) Archbishop Alter HS, Dayton Dutch Lions FC
Bryce Hood (MID, FWD) Alliance HS, Strikers SC
Cole Heilman (FWD, MID) Bexley HS, Ohio Premier
Sam Snyder (FWD, DEF) McKinley HS, Strikers SC
Cody Ewing (FWD, GK) Salem HS, Keystone Soccer Academy

Tonja Marshall is the Sports Promotions Manager for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Prior to her position with the CVB, she worked in marketing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tonja moonlights as a foodie, trying-out new recipes and seeking-out great restaurants. Whether she is headed to her son’s ball game, her daughter’s dance recital, or a weekend “staycation” with the family, when she’s not working or eating Tonja can usually be found traversing the Stark County area with her husband Marcus and three kids, Jordan, Janiya, and Marcus Jr.

Shale Soccer Classic to Feature Three World-Class Matches

The Shale Soccer Classic Presented by Admiral Sports will take place at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio on July 25, 2015. The event will feature three world-class matches: two national high school/club all-star games and one professional exhibition.

Shale Soccer ClassicShale Soccer Classic: The girls all-star soccer showcase will kick off at 1:30 pm, followed by the pro exhibition at 4:00 pm, and wrapping up with a 6:30 pm start to the boys all-star soccer showcase. Tickets are just $10 for all three matches.

The pro exhibition will feature Dutch Lions FC facing a team of former professionals and current college standouts. The Dutch Lions FC operates five franchises across the United States, including Dayton (OH), Cincinnati (OH), Houston (TX), New York, and Cape Coral (FL). Currently the Dutch Lions have three teams in the Premier Development League (PDL), a league under the umbrella of the United Soccer Leagues (USL).

The girls all-star showcase roster features some of Ohio’s best high school players (playing as Mercy Medical Center FC) taking on the Canton United SC All-Stars.

The boys all-star showcase roster features a total of 24 players from four states divided into two teams: Via Media Company FC and Subside Sports FC.

Further information about the event can be found at www.shalesoccer.com, www.facebook.com/shalesoccer and @Shalesoccer on Twitter.

Tonja Marshall is the Sports Promotions Manager for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Prior to her position with the CVB, she worked in marketing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tonja moonlights as a foodie, trying-out new recipes and seeking-out great restaurants. Whether she is headed to her son’s ball game, her daughter’s dance recital, or a weekend “staycation” with the family, when she’s not working or eating Tonja can usually be found traversing the Stark County area with her husband Marcus and three kids, Jordan, Janiya, and Marcus Jr.

A Monumental 4th of July

The City of Canton, Canton Parks and Recreation and ArtsInStark are pleased to bring the annual 4th of July concert and fireworks back to the McKinley National Memorial. The event, known as “A Monumental 4th” will take place on Saturday, July 4th and will stretch between Monument Park at 12th St NW and the McKinley National Memorial Grounds.

Come early, grab seat!

This year, a family friendly festival will accompany the event beginning at 4:00 p.m at Monument Park. The festival will include live entertainment featuring local music artists. A wide variety of food vendors and other community partners will provide an array of other family friendly activities.

The event will be highlighted with a performance by the Canton Bluecoats at 8:00 p.m at the base of the McKinley National Memorial stairs. The performance will also feature a tribute to three local veterans Presented by MAPS Air Museum at 9:15 p.m before the fireworks display at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her fiancé! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pit-bulls!

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