Carrboro’s Thwai, McPeak represent N.C. in all-star game
Two Carrboro High School soccer players are headed to South Carolina aiming to bolster North Carolina’s lead in a soccer series for prep all-stars.
Former Carrboro Jaguars Thar Thwai and Mike McPeak are on the roster for the North Carolina team that will face a South Carolina squad on Saturday in the Clash of the Carolinas on Daniel Island, an extension of Charleston, S.C.
Both Thwai and McPeak are recent graduates of Carrboro, where McPeak was a Herald-Sun All-Area kicker in football.
In the Clash of the Carolinas, McPeak will line up as a defender, while Thwai will roam in the midfield.
“Both are great competitors with a unique passion for the game,” Carrboro athletics director April Ross said. “Thar and Mike set the mark high for our program and left a tremendous legacy.”
The Clash of the Carolinas is in its seventh year, bringing together some of the top high school girls and boys soccer players from both states, event coordinator and Carborro soccer coach Mark Kadlecik said.
The North Carolina boys lead the series 2-1-3, and the N.C. girls are 5-1.
Both the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association and the S.C. High School Soccer Coaches Association are sponsoring the all-star game, Kadlecik said.
Clash of the Carolinas will be played at Blackbaud Stadium, home of the Charleston Battery, a professional soccer team that is similar to the Cary-based Carolina RailHawks.
Thwai and McPeak are scheduled to be on Daniel Island on Friday for a Battery game, where they and the other all-stars will be honored at halftime, Kadlecik said.