High School Sports

Three Hilton Head High soccer players selected to SC United FC rosters

The honors continue to pour in for a trio of Hilton Head Island High School soccer players.

Chris MacMurray, Faith Lifer and Emily Crick have been named to the S.C. United FC roster for this year's Clash of the Carolinas, which pits the best high school players from South Carolina and North Carolina against each other.

The match, the state's only interstate all-star soccer event, will be held July 6 at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. The three Seahawks are the first Lowcountry athletes to be named to the team since Hilton Head High's Sarah Manesiotis and Will McCarty and Beaufort High's Andrew Settlemeyer in 2011.

This latest honor continues a string of awards for the group of Seahawks dating back to last season.

MacMurray captured The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette player of the year award a year ago after leading the Hilton Head High boys team to its first state championship appearance. He also was named to SCSoccer.com's Super XXII team and was a member of the Class 3-A all-state club.

He has earned a scholarship to play at Georgia Southern.

"It's something I've been building up to," MacMurray said on National Signing Day. "Last year, we finally started being a winning program. We started to reach the goals we had set as freshmen. I think that got me a lot of recognition, and that did help me."

Lifer, a Wofford signee who scored the decisive goal in Hilton Head High's 1-0 victory over Eastside in the state title game, was also a member of the Super XXII team. She teamed with Crick to lead the Seahawks to a 25-2 record and a second consecutive state title.

Crick, a Winthrop signee, also earned player of the year honors from The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette in 2012. The all-state midfielder, the third Seahawk to be named to the Super XXII club, currently has the Seahawks riding high with the top ranking in Class 3-A thanks to an 11-2 record.

Lifer and Crick are part of a Seahawks girls team that has nine members signed to play soccer at the college level.

"I think it's great," Lifer said earlier this year. "It just goes to show what a great program we have here and all the hard work we've put in over the years."