April 10, 2019
K-State to celebrate 40th Ed Chartrand Memorial Soccer Tournament
The 40th annual Ed Chartrand Memorial Soccer Tournament is April 12-14 at the WWI Memorial Stadium and Frank Anneberg Park. Club sport games start at 5 p.m. Friday, April 12. The women's championship game will start at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and the men's championship game will start at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, both at Memorial Stadium.
Men's teams competing this year include K-State, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Truman State University, Texas A&M University and Pittsburg State University. Women's teams include K-State, University of Kansas, Creighton University, Truman State University and Washington University.
The tournament is a partnership between K-State, the Chartrand Charitable Foundation and the 1st Infantry, 5th Field Artillery Division of Ft. Riley. It is named in honor of former K-State student Ed "Fast Eddy" Chartrand, who played left wing on the K-State Soccer Club from 1974 to 1978. Chartrand died at age 22 two hours before his own commencement ceremony.
Annually, the Chartrand Foundation awards a $500 scholarship to a member of the men's and women's soccer clubs at K-State. Recipients of the 2019 scholarships are Jackson Ralston, senior in animal sciences and industry, Overland Park, and Morgan Strader, junior in biology, Olathe.
"It is our mission to expand the opportunities for young soccer players to play quality soccer and be afforded scholarships to assist them in pursuing their education," said Art Chartrand, president of the Chartrand Charitable Foundation.