United Soccer Leagues announced today the final player selections for the Super Y-League’s ODP National Camps to be held at Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, Florida. Northern Virginia FC is well represented on list of chosen attendees and alternates, earning thirty-two spots on the national elite pool directory.
The first of two camps will begin on Thursday, February 19 and run through Sunday, February 22. That camp will consist of three girls’ groups: the oldest group will include girls born in 1992, the second group will be players who were born in 1993 and the youngest group will contain a combination of players born in 1994/1995.
Selections from the 2008 season were made from the identification system by the Super Y-League National ODP Scouting Staff. The selection process was then finalized by the ODP Staff Coaches, and assembled by the USL office.
Northern Virginia Football Club, comprised of both the Northern Virginia Royals (male) and Northern Virginia Majestics (female) USL teams, is represented by the club record of both thirty-two players in SYL ODP Camp pool and five teams in the 2008 North American Finals. Nineteen players from the Royals and thirteen players from the Majestics Super Y-League programs comprise Northern Virginia’s representation.
“The Super Y-League ODP National Camps have propelled players from our league into U.S. Youth National Team Camps for successive years,” said USL Senior Director of Youth League Development, Jeff McRaney. “They also provide opportunities for elite players in the U.S. and Canada to be identified by top university programs and by our international partners, West Ham United.”
U.S. National Team Staff will be in attendance at this year’s Super Y-League ODP National Camps beginning in January and February of 2008 in Cocoa, Florida, for further identification of players.
Northern Virginia FC SYL ODP Camp Selections:
ERYN HURLEY (A)
LAUREN HICKS (A)
ANTHONY TEOS (A)
RAMZI DRIDI (A)
ALEX MITCHELL (A)
FADI MAHMOUD (A)