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March 13, 2011
The Smith River Sports Complex will host the 2011 Smith River College Showcase on Saturday. College teams from Virginia Tech, James Madison University, High Point University, Appalachian State University, Lees-McRae College, Radford University, Averett University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) will participate.

The showcase will hold two sessions and a showcase game. Highlights of session two will include a full game at 2:15 p.m. between Lees-McRae and Averett, as well as a 3:15 p.m. game between Radford and ASU. The showcase game will feature Virginia Tech facing High Point at 4 p.m.

"We are excited to be participating in the second annual Smith River College Showcase," said Coach Fonder, head coach at High Point University. "The staff at the Smith River Sports Complex has done an outstanding job of bringing in quality teams from all over the region, and the facilities are state-of-the-art. We hope the local community will come out and support this great event, as it will be a fantastic opportunity for local players and parents to witness college soccer at the Division I level."

In addition to the college games, there will be an Uppr9t high school game showcasing area high school talent at 1:15 p.m.

"In what we hope will be an annual inclusion, the Uppr9t showcase will showcase elite talent from PYSL, local high schools and players from Roanoke and Greensboro," said Wes Lewis, Owner/Director Uppr9t Soccer.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 13-17 and Free for senior citizens, children younger than 12 and players wearing their soccer jerseys. Tickets are good for all games. For more information about the showcase, visit www.southernvirginiasports.com or call 403-5968.