OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament continues this weekend with the under-14 and under-10 boys’ and girls’ brackets.
From modest beginnings 27 years ago, the annual St. Patrick’s Tournament has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and now includes over 150 teams from all over the region playing in four consecutive weekends. However, it was learned this week the number of teams has declined somewhat this year largely because some of the teams that typically participate are competing on other college showcase events that get their players in front of college scouts, particularly in those middle school and high school divisions.
Nonetheless, the tournament is a big success. Last week, the under-18 boys and girls played in the event’s first weekend. For the record, Rommel’s Ace topped Blaze for the girls’ under 18 title and FC Barcelona beat RSC Express for the boys’ under-18 title. This weekend, the under-10 and under-14 boys’ and girls’ tournaments will be held. The tournament culminates with the adult men’s and women’s tournaments on the weekend of March 13-15.