Elite soccer champs

Published 5:09 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The 05 Virginia Legacy Elite Boys won the U.S. Club Soccer U17 National Championship last month in Commerce City, Colorado. The team includes three Smithfield High School rising seniors, from left, Luke Skinner, Josh Vincent and Jaylen Marble. Vincent is the son of Keith and Jennifer Vincent. Marble is the son of Leonard Marble and Leslie Rogers. Skinner is the son of Ben and Jenny Skinner. The team came from behind twice, scoring two times in the final three minutes of the championship game to win 4-3. Virginia Legacy went undefeated in the five-day tournament, beating teams from Texas, Ohio, Massachusetts and New Jersey. (Submitted photo)