Jake Chasteen, who will play soccer at Appalachian State University this fall, became the first Watauga High player to compete in the Clash of the Carolionas soccer match last Saturday in Charleston, S.C.
Chasteen played the first half and did not give up a goal. North Carolina prevailed 2-1 at Blackbaud Stadium. The Clash is an all-star game that features the best seniors from North Carolina and South Carolina.
Will Green, who will join Chasteen at App State this fall, broke through with a header ball from 15 feet out off a cross from Noah Kemble to give North Carolina the lead in the 11th minute. Ryan Turner gave North Carolina a 2-0 lead in 48th minute with a 25-foot strike. Wake Forest signee Chase Rhode earned MVP for North Carolina, which owns a 4-1-3 advantage in the overall boys series.
Chasteen became the first junior since Andy Cooke in 1999 to earn all-state honors. Chasteen posted ten shutouts that season with a microscopic 0.05 goals-against-average. He was also WHS' first all-starter since Ben Robertson in 2008.
Chasteen, who had 19 shutouts during his two-year stay in goal for the Pioneers, was 34-9. He was a three-time all-conference selection and a two-time all-region selection.
Appalachian State signee Lindsay Kubrick scored for North Carolina in girls game as North Carolina defeated South Carolina, 2-1. Ashley Greene was named MVP for South Carolina, while midfielder Natalie Johnson earned the honors for North Carolina, which leads the all-time girls' series, 6-1-1.
Photo Courtesy: Jake Chasteen, Doug Kidd, PHOTO SUBMITTED