Local 3v3 12 year old boy's team, the Pink Panthers, will begin play tomorrow in the 3 v 3 National Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The 2012 National Tournament of Champions will feature the top four teams from each of our 13 Regional events and is the most exclusive 3 v 3 event in the nation.
The tournament will be held over Thanksgiving weekend November 24-25, 2012. The Pink Panthers qualified by placing third in the Southeast regional held in Decatur, Alabama the end of July. Six players from Calloway, Marshall and Lyon county have been practicing hard for the past few weeks preparing for the tournament.
Team members are Bryson Penn, Eddyville; Benjamin Samson, Benton; Colton Noel, Murray; Myles McManus, Murray; Zac Mathis, Murray and Ty Stom, Murray. Gerardo Herrara of Mayfield is the coach of the Pink Panthers.
The Pink Panther team members regularly play on the MCCSA Revolution 01 team that is ranked 5th in Kentucky in outdoor soccer.