The Shawnee High School boys soccer team pulled down the No. 1 seed for this year’s boys South Jersey Coaches Cup Tournament.
The 12-time champion Renegades will open the competition against No. 16 Sterling.
The Renegades have been at the top of the Coaches Poll, which seeds the tournament, throughout the entire four weeks of the qualifying period.
Two-time champion Washington Township made a late run for the No. 1 berth with a recent four-game unbeaten streak, but finished second in the Poll and will host No. 15 Kingsway.
Township and Shawnee, Olympic Conference American Division rivals, have already met twice this season with Shawnee winning the first while the teams played to a 1-1 tie in the most recent game.
The match between No. 6 Bishop Eustace and No. 11 St. Augustine could be one of the more intriguing games in the first round. St. Augustine in a perennial power and has won two tournament titles, but this time Eustace holds the higher seed as the roles are reversed.
Two small-school teams, No. 14 Palmyra and No 10 Glassboro will get a chance to compare their skills to some of the area’s top teams.
Palmyra visits Mainland and Glassboro travels to Ocean City.
The Olympic Conference placed four teams in the Tournament, while the Cape-Atlantic League is well represented with three entries.
Defending champion Cherry Hill West did not qualify. State power Delran chooses not to compete in the tournament.
Opening games will be played Friday and Saturday. This year’s boys semifinals will be held Oct. 26 at Paul VI High Schools. The championship game will be at Rowan University.
No. 16 Sterling at No. 1 Shawnee
No.9 Rancocas Valley at No. 8 West Deptford
No. 12 Williamstown at No. 5 Atlantic City
No. 13 Eastern at No. 4 Haddonfield
No. 14 Palymra at No. 3 Mainland
No. 11 St. Augustine at No. 6 Bishop Eustace
No. 10 Glassboro at No. 7 Ocean City
No. 15 Kingsway at. No. 2 Washington Township
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