As part of its commitment to building soccer in the community, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame sponsors a pre-season high school tournament for both boys and girls teams. To honor the memory of long-time, dedicated Hall of Fame member Tom Crozier, the tournament is known as “The Tom Crozier High School Tournament.” This annual tournament showcases some of the best boys and girls high school teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania and took place on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
After ten years at the Parkwood Soccer complex in NE Philadelphia, our tournament moved to its new location at the magnificent Trifecta Sporting Club (formerly the UGH Club) in Oakford, PA. The Hall of Fame thanks Joe and Cindy Proll for offering to host our annual tournament at their first-class facility. We would also like to announce that the stadium at Trifecta is being officially named the “Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame Stadium.”
Girl’s teams included: Springside Chestnut Hill, Bishop McDevitt, Franklin Towne Charter and Hallahan Catholic. The boys’ tournament consisted of Bensalem, Roman Catholic, Northeast and Hatboro Horsham. Winners were honored after three well played round-robin games for each team. The boys’ winner was Bensalem High School while the girls’ champion was Springside Chestnut Hill. Each winning team received the Hall of Fame Tournament championship plaque. But the day was not about winning; rather it was for the players to kick off their season with a positive playing experience. All players were given commemorative tournament shirts and were also provided snacks and drinks. The Hall of Fame intends to continue this yearly tradition in Tom Crozier’s honor each August at Trifecta.