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EPD State Team Pools Announced

September 16, 2015 09:36 PM


TUKWILA, Wash. (September 16, 2015) – Washington Youth Soccer is excited to announce the Elite Player Development (EPD) State Team pools for the 2015-2016 season.  Players selected to the EPD pools will train together and players will have the opportunity to earn roster spots for the US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships in Phoenix in January, and the Friendship Cup in Portland over Memorial Day weekend.  Additionally, players will have the chance to be evaluated by ODP Regional Team, collegiate and U.S. National Team scouts.

As the EPD program continues to evolve, an Eastern Washington EPD program was implemented for this season to meet the development and identification needs of players throughout Washington State.  Eastern Washington EPD will work in conjunction with WA Youth Soccer EPD. WA EPD is a member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program. As a member of the Olympic Development Program, players have access to regional events, regional camps, and regional teams.

2015-2016 EPD State Team Pools

EPD serves as an identification program for opportunities with U.S. National and Regional Teams, and mimics the National Team system by bringing together the top players from club programs to train and compete. In the last two years more than 20 WA Youth Soccer EPD players have been called into U.S. Youth National Team camps. The EPD program seeks to create a world class learning and development environment that shares the values and vision of U.S. Soccer, U.S. Youth Soccer, and Washington Youth Soccer.

This month, 22 Washington EPD players were selected for the US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV teams based on their performance during EPD events last season.  Five additional EPD players were selected as alternates.  The Region IV ODP teams will travel to compete against the other four regions in front of collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches.  These players were identified among the top players in the 14 Western states.

ODP Regional Team Selections:

1998 Boys: Lakewood Ranch, FL  
Jackson Ragen Seattle United
Justin Soto Eastside FC
1999 Boys: Lakewood Ranch, FL  
Jeremy Russell Eastside FC
Rudy Stretch WPFC
2000 Boys: Bradenton, FL  
David Mansfield WPFC
Evan Kim* Seattle United
2001 Boys: Casa Grande, AZ  
Ethan O'Brien Seattle United
Taiga Crenshaw* Eastside FC
2002 Boys: Casa Grande, AZ  
Joshua Atencio Crossfire Premier
Max Cook FC Alliance
Davis Dengah Seattle United
Liam Elliott WPFC
Thai Wichienwidthtaya Seattle United
Keegan Yorke* WPFC
1998 Girls: Boca Raton, FL  
Alicia Barker FC Alliance
Jordan Lemieux NW Nationals
1999 Girls: Boca Raton, FL  
Kaylene Pang Eastside FC
Olivia Van Der Jagt Eastside FC
Kristie Johnson* Eastside FC
2000 Girls: Boca Raton, FL  
Krystal Kaufman FC Salmon Creek
Sakura Yoshida Crossfire Premier
2001 Girls: Boca Raton, FL  
Grace Collins WPFC
Madison Kem Pac NW
2002 Girls: Boca Raton, FL  
Katie O'Kane Crossfire Premier
Morgan Miles WPFC
Zoe Burns Crossfire Premier
Taylor Elfstrom* Eastside FC

*Designates roster alternate