SAES Varsity Soccer Teams Win 16th Annual Francisco Hope Tournament
Posted September 11, 2012
St. Andrew's varsity soccer teams repeated last year's victories in the 16th Annual Francisco E. Hope Garces Memorial Soccer Tournament.
For the third time in as many years, the Varsity Girl’s Soccer team hoisted the trophy as champions of the 16th Annual Francisco Hope Tournament. The girl’s march to the championship began with a 3-0 win over Covenant Life. The girl’s followed that victory up with a win a 1-0 win over another strong Wilson High School team that has been paired with St. Andrew’s in many of the final matches of this tournament. Leading the Lady Lions in goals was sophomore Jarena Harmon who had three goals in the two games. Sophomore Memuna McShane had one goal. Junior Rachel Daniels recorded her first two shutouts of the season with some very strong play against Wilson. Seniors Christina Martini, Alexia Jacoby, Perri Longley, Katie Jannotta and Emma Lang also made important contributions to the team’s weekend success. Along with Harmon, McShane, and Daniels, Grace Chupka, Allie Donahoe and Caroline Graves were recognized on the all-tournament team with Harmon earning the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award. With a 2-1 record the team now sets its sights on competing for an ISL banner as it plays all six of its division games between now and Homecoming.
The boys team was victorious with a 2-0 win over Sandy Spring Friends.
The annual tournament is dedicated in memory of Francisco E. Hope Garces '94, who passed away tragically in December 1995 while attending George Washington University as a pre-med student. The tournament is played on Brumbaugh and Hope fields on St. Andrew's Postoak campus.
Hope Field is named in memory of Francisco Hope, a Cali, Colombia, native. In his brief life “Fran” as he was called by friends and family, left a legacy of academic achievement, athletic excellence and leadership as an honors student, avid soccer player and natural organizer among his classmates.