Bangers FC competes in Virginia High School Cup soccer tourney


by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Bangers FC team included high school soccer players from Lancaster, Northumberland, Rappahannock and King William. Players from left are (front row) Stewart Hollingsworth, Henry Smith, Lex Casseday and Marshall Lee; (next row) Harry Lee, Austin Evans and Luis Verdugo; (next row) coach Rob Pittman, Joe Schindler, Cashmere Ball, Daniel Smith, Sedrick Jennings, Bay Wiggins and Michael Foulkes. Edward Headley and Ben Martinez also were on the team.

High school soccer players from across the state took to the fields for three days last weekend in a 50-team invitational in Williamsburg.

The Virginia High School Cup, which was not sanctioned by the Virginia High School League, included boys, girls and junior varsity soccer teams representing Class 1A through 5A school divisions, according to Lancaster High School soccer coach Rob Pittman. Coach Bobby O’Brien of Virginia Legacy Soccer Club organized the tournament, which was held July 10-12 at Warhill Sports Complex.

Pittman fielded a team of players from Northern Neck District schools Lancaster, Northumberland and Rappahannock and had one player from King William County. Pittman’s Bangers FC went 0-3 in the tourney.

“It wasn’t how we’d hoped it would go, of course,” said Pittman. “But they had a good time. It was a great opportunity for …

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