Polk County soccer coach Lennox Charles (front row, second from right) and his CPSL55 squad (photo courtesy Lennox Charles)

Polk County soccer coach Lennox Charles recently returned to the pitch as a player, helping CPSL 55 take third place in the 2022 11v11 Carolinas Cup held in Bermuda Run.

Competing in the Over 55 Gold division, CPSL 55 actually finished in a three-way tie for first. But the team’s -4 goal differential proved the tiebreaker, with Kentucky Waterfall (+6) winning the Cup and Curmudgeons International (-3) taking second.

CPSL 55 did record a 2-1 win over Kentucky Waterfall in the final match of the tournament to force the three-way tie.

The Carolinas Cup is a yearly adult event co-sponsored by the North Carolina Adult Soccer Association and ┬áSouth Carolina Amateur Soccer Association. This year’s competition featured more than 70 teams in 11 men’s and women’s divisions.