March 9-11, 2018

Amanda Post Memorial - Girls Weekend

Kick off the spring season with this strictly small-sided tournament! This annual event is open to U09 to U12 Premier and Classic teams. In 2016, this event brought 40 teams from Maryland and Pennsylvania to play at the Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park in Ellicott City, Maryland. Players competed in six brackets following a championship format. This annual tournament is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Josephine Post.


In Loving Memory of Amanda Post
The Amanda Post Memorial Tournament is a tournament that has a lot of meaning not only to the organizations and participants of this event, but also the community around it. This annual tournament is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Josephine Post, who passed away in 2009 during her freshman year at River Hill High School and in her ninth year as a Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County soccer player, when she developed complications from a bone marrow transplant (BMT) for her relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Read More >>

About the Scholarships and Past Winners
A total of ten $5,000 “AmandaWins” SAC scholarships have been awarded in the first eight years to: Class of 2010 SAC player/Mt. Hebron HS graduate Erica Cranston; Class of 2011 SAC players/(both) Reservoir HS graduates Ryan Konstanzer and Breanna Marsh; Class of 2012 SAC player/Wilde Lake HS graduate Gillian Sawyer; Class of 2013 SAC player/Atholton High School graduate Isabelle Kim; Class of 2014 SAC players/Marriotts Ridge HS graduate Andre Chen and Centennial HS graduate Ruthanna Lucas; Class of 2015 SAC player/Reservoir HS graduate Natalie Raymond; Class of 2016 SAC player/River Hill HS graduate Rebecca Higgins; and Class of 2017 SAC player/Mt. Hebron HS graduate Lauren Murphy.
Scholarship Info & Guidelines >>

New for this event: This event will carry partial tournament insurance!


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U09 - 2009 (7v7): $700
  • U10 - 2008 (7v7): $700
  • U11 - 2007 (9v9): $750
  • U12 - 2006 (9v9): $750

All U9-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule

Payment Information

  • Please make all checks payable to: SAC
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    • Amanda Post - Girls Weekend
      c/o Elite Tournaments
      9160 Rumsey Road
      Suite B-3
      Columbia, MD 21045
  • CC Fee: 3.25% | E-Check Fee: 1%

Applied/Accepted Teams


Tournament Schedule: View Tournament Schedule

Brackets: View Team Brackets

Previous Results:



Team Check-In

Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players

If you have any questions about the check-in process, please e-mail Jessica Gillespie at

Donation Drive

The Soccer Association of Columbia/ Howard County and Elite Tournaments are proud to announce we will be hosting a donation drive for the Children’s Hospital at Sinai during the 2018 Amanda Post Memorial Tournament. We are excited to continue this initiative for the 2018 event.  

While Amanda was battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, instead of playing soccer, she would spend months at a time at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai. In memory of Amanda’s strength and effort, we would like to invite you all to donate items that will benefit the children and families receiving treatment at that same facility. The Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai helps patients fight a wide variety of childhood illnesses and treats patients on both a local and national level. We appreciate the testament to Amanda’s memory and thank you all for helping her passion for others live on through this generous act of kindness.

All items can be dropped off at Covenant Park during both weekends of the Amanda Post Memorial Tournament. If you have any questions or would like to donate and cannot attend the event, please contact Cara Martin at

Donation List: View Donation Wishlist


To pre-order event apparel, please visit our tournament store. If you do not see merchandise with your tournament’s logo, do not despair! Our tournament store is updated daily with the latest designs and inventory for each event. Check back shortly to see what’s in store for you! If you don’t want to miss out on the action- keep an eye on your inbox for pre-order information, or e-mail Dominic Acosta.


Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park
4560 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Field Map:  View Field Layout Map


To ensure the quality of service provided during our tournaments, the Tournament Committee has appointed THS as the official Hospitality Service for the Amanda Post Memorial Tournament.

All teams are mandated to book any hotel reservations through THS to insure their place in our tournaments. Any teams that do not comply will be at risk of forfeiting their acceptance.

By using THS as our booking service the Amanda Post Memorial Tournament can offer our "Act of God" Clause.  This states "Should this event should be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer's control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants"

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 


Below are known vendors and their locations for this event. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at one of our events, please contact Elle Marks at for more information!


S & M Concessions

  • Location(s):  Covenant Park
  • Food and Beverage Vendor


TreadBands & Teamzila

  • Location(s):  Covenant Park
  • Apparel & Headbands Vendor
  • Contact Information:


If you wish to referee the tournament, please contact our referee assignor, Mark Jennings at We welcome all out of town referees!


Samantha Engel
Tournament Director

Jessica Gillespie
Check-In Questions

Dominic Acosta
Apparel Questions

Mark Jennings
Referee Assignor

Mail Address:

Amanda Post Tournament
9160 Rumsey Road
Suite B-3
Columbia, MD 21045

Field Locations

Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park

Age Groups

Girls U09-U12

Key Dates

March 9-11, 2018

Application Deadline
February 16, 2018

Schedules Released
February 27, 2018

Apparel Pre-Order
February 25, 2018

Tournament Sponsors

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