The ESPNHS Soccer Challenge is a point system for high school teams that take out-of-state competition through various existing tournaments, events and out-of-state trips. High school teams earn points for various levels of competition and opponents, the points are divided by the number of matches played and the teams are ranked based on point averaged. Teams must compete in any of the identified qualifying tournaments and/or play a minimum of two out-of-state matches, which cannot include local competition for schools located near state borders.
2011-2012 Qualifying Events
Note: The list of qualifying events will be adjusted throughout the season as information is received and processed by ESPNHS.
Fall Lady Eagle Invitational, ESPN RISE Pool in Zionsville, Ind. (Host: Zionsville)
Winter National Elite Prep Showcase formerly the Nolan Showcase in Fort Worth, Texas (Host: Nolan Catholic)
Fall Lady Eagle Invitational, Nike Pool in Zionsville, Ind. (Host: Zionsville) McDonogh Invitational in Owings Mills, Md. (Host: McDonogh) Rivals: The Battle for the Blues City in Tennessee (Co-Hosts: Collierville, Houston)
Winter Tri-Valley Classic in Danville, Calif. (Hosts: Las Lomas, Monte Vista, San Ramon Valley) Excalibur in Santa Ana, Calif. (Host: Foothill)
Fall Alta trip to California Strongsville (Strongsville, Ohio) at McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)