Welcome to the
2018 Airport Select Invitational
March 22 - March 25, 2018
(2018 Schedule and Rules posted in the right-hand menu)
Greetings and welcome to this year’s Airport Select Invitational. I would personally like to thank you all for attending our 8th annual soccer tournament and I hope you will enjoy your visit to West Columbia. Our goal for the weekend to provide a strong tournament field for the development and competition for our participating squads. It is thrilling to see such a variety of teams from all parts of South Carolina.
The tournament will be spread over two fields, labeled “Field 1” and “field 2”. Field 1 will be the football stadium where concessions, bathrooms, and main gate are located. Field 2 will be adjacent to the Stadium, it is also referred to as the “Eagle’s Nest.
Again, I hope you enjoy your weekend at Airport High School and I hope you find our accommodations to your liking. If you are in need of any assistance, please speak with anyone in the canteen or at the tournament director’s tent.
Yours in the name of sportsmanship,
Airport High School
The Airport Select Invitational was established in 2010 as an opportunity to join teams from all around South Carolina, no matter the classification. ASI 2010 was host to the largest regular season tournament in the state with 18 teams participating. In its first year, ASI was blessed with beautiful weather and strong play as Coach Jason Mueller’s North Myrtle Beach Chiefs were crowned ASI’s first ever champion with a thrilling win in Penalty Kicks over Fort Mill’s Nation Ford Falcons. The 2011 ASI Final featured both a rematch of the 2010 SCISA AAA state finals and a preview of the 2011 finals, seeing Cardinal Newman defeat rival Pinewood Prep 1-0. In 2012, beach rivals Socastee and Myrtle Beach battled into overtime with Myrtle Beach being the eventual winner 2-1. 2013-2015 all featured local rivals Dutch Fork and Cardinal Newman. In 2013, Cardinal Newman scored in overtime to defeat Dutch Fork 3-2. In 2014, Dutch Fork defeated Cardinal Newman by the same score. In 2015, the Cardinals defeated the Silver Foxes 1-0.
ASI brings schools from all classifications together for friendly competition and camaraderie. “Our main goal is for everyone to be able to come to a high school tournament, enjoy the field top to bottom, and leave satisfied no matter the result,” states Airport Head Coach Sam Masone.