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Four Wolves selected for MACJC Soccer All-Star Game

WESSON – Four Copiah-Lincoln sophomore soccer players will get to represent their school one final time on Saturday, Nov. 15 in the 2nd Annual MACJC Men’s and Women’s All-Star Games. The matches will take place at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland with the women beginning at 2 p.m. and the men following at 4:30 p.m.

Blayne Jones

Blayne Jones

Selected to suit up for the South men from Co-Lin are Blayne Jones, Briyan Paiz, and Camilo Posada. Lady Wolf Hannah Linnell will suit up for the South women and Co-Lin head coach David Strother will serve as the head coach for the South men.

Jones, a Madison St. Joe graduate, was the leading scorer for Co-Lin with five goals in 2014. A forward, Jones also added two assists. He played football and soccer as a freshman and served as the placekicker for the Wolfpack football team in 2013.

Briyan Piaz

Briyan Piaz

Paiz, a graduate of Crystal Springs High, has been an anchor on the Co-Lin backline since he arrived in Wesson. A defender, he notched one assist in 2014. Posada was third on the team in 2014 with three goals. The former Biloxi High Indian also added two assists as a sophomore at the forward and midfield positions.

Hannah Linnell

Hannah Linnell

Linnell, a graduate of McLaurin High School and a native of Star, scored one goal as a sophomore. Linnell started nearly every game in her Co-Lin career at either the midfield or forward position.

Strother, a former Co-Lin player himself, just finished his third season coaching the Co-Lin women and men. He will be assisted in the men’s game by Chris Handy of Gulf Coast.

Camilo Posada

Camilo Posada

“This is such a great event, I’m jealous of our kids getting to play in it. There was nothing like this when I played at Co-Lin and we really appreciate Holmes hosting the event,” said Strother.

The matches will be streamed live at as a pay per view event for $15 via PayPal. To purchase the All Star game, go to http://holmesccmedia.com/Home the day of the event.

DVDs of the MACJC All Star game can be purchased via PayPal by going to http://holmesccmedia.com/Home after November 10 for $19.95/single game, $29.95/two game package. DVDs should ship approximately two weeks after the game.

For more information contact Matt Convertino at 601-212-8095 or mconvertino@holmescc.edu.

Last year’s MACJC Men’s & Women’s All-Star game had 21 of 64 participants continue their soccer careers at the next level.