Charles, teammates capture 2017 Carolinas Cup

Polk County soccer coach Lennox Charles, fourth from left, played on the winning over-50 team in the recent Carolinas Cup.

Veteran Polk County soccer coach Lennox Charles contributed to a trophy-winning performance earlier this month – as a player.

Charles, plus other players from adult teams that compete in a regular-season league, captured the over-50 division of the 2017 Carolinas Cup, held Dec. 2-3 in Winston-Salem and featuring teams from both Carolinas.

Charles’ team defeated a Greensboro-based squad 3-1 to claim the championship in the event, which for the first time featured squads from North and South Carolina.

Charles coaches the Polk County Middle School boys squad and the Polk County High School girls team.