CHS launched on Jan. 31, 2013, in Charleston, S.C., dedicated to covering local soccer and advancing local soccer culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The site has evolved from founder Dan Conover’s original concept of an all-encompassing local soccer news to active beat coverage focused solely on the Battery. In 2015, the site will focus more on soccer culture and the fan experience, primarily as supporters of the Battery. But as any soccer aficionado knows, the conversation will never, ever be limited to one team, one league, or one continent.

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Janet Edens Conover

Publisher & Editor

Introduced to professional soccer at a Portland Timbers game in 2011, Janet has had a thing for the beautiful game ever since. That same year, she left a three-decade career in newspaper journalism and co-founded xarktopia, LLC. When not watching soccer, Janet serves as CEO of the media company, which provides editorial content, print production, web design, and marketing expertise to an international portfolio of clients, including Turks & Caicos MagazineJohns Island Conservancy and The Charleston Battery.  She’s a founding member of the American Outlaws Charleston chapter and a member of The Regiment. Find her with camera at the ready at Battery home games and other events.  Contact her at

Dan Conover


Dan spent two years as the main man at before taking on the role of Director of Marketing and Communications at the Battery. A writer and former newspaper journalist, he who became a born-again soccer fan in 2010 while at United Bicycle Institute in Portland, Oregon. He was South Carolina’s Journalist of the Year in 2005, founded the Lowcountry Blogs network in 2006, and has worked as a freelance writer, editor, photographer, illustrator, web designer, media consultant and bike mechanic since dropping out of the newspaper industry in 2008. He’s the operator of CHS Uptown Bikes mobile repair service and the co-founder of xarktopia LLC. A member of the Timbers Army 107ist, The American Outlaws, and The Regiment, Dan picked Everton as his English Premier League side in 2014, a process documented in his “EPL Fan Quest” series.

Corbin Ensminger


Corbin is a locally based soccer expert when he’s not at his day job. Corbin writes the game wraps for the Charleston Battery official site and contributes when he can to CHS Soccer.

John Ace


John Ace is a lifelong fan of Liverpool F.C. and the Charleston Battery who blogs about Liverpool transfers and other topics at Anfield Asylum and began handling assignments for CHS Soccer in 2013. He joined the staff in 2014 as the away-game reporter. He now contributes to the on-line soccer coverage of Reckless Challenge.