As part of its commitment to build 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 will now be 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. The Crozier family came out in force to cheer on the teams and participate in the closing ceremonies and name dedication.
The tournament took place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Parkwood Soccer Complex in Northeast Philadelphia. This tournament is designed to give boys and girls’ high school teams the opportunity to play some competitive, pre-season matches in a tournament setting. Girls teams included: Philadelphia Academy Charter, St. Basil Academy, Franklin Towne and the Springside Chestnut Hill School. The boys’ tournament consisted of Bensalem, Springside Chestnut Hill, Roman Catholic and Hatboro-Horsham. Winners were honored after three well played, round-robin games for each team. For the third straight year, the boys winner was Bensalem High School. In a touch of divine coincidence, the girls tournament was won by St. Basil Academy, which was the school where Tom Crozier was a long-time teacher.. Each winning team received the Hall of Fame Tournament Crystal Trophy. But the day was not about winning; rather it was for the players to kick off their season with a positive experience. All players were given commemorative tournament shirts and were also provided lunch. The Hall of Fame intends to continue this yearly tradition in Tom Crozier’s honor each August.