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24 WA EPD players named to ODP All-Tournament teams

February 17, 2016 09:20 PM


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The Washington Youth Soccer Elite Player Development (EPD) program competed at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region IV Championships earlier this year in Phoenix, Ariz.  The top players in the state represented WA in the 1999-2003 boys and girls age groups against the other 13 western states.  WA EPD teams not only brought home four of the 10 tournament championships, with the 1999 Boys advancing to the National ODP Championships next week, but it was a successful reintroduction of the Eastern Washington EPD program and a total of 24 WA players were named to the All-Tournament Team with hundreds of collegiate, professional, ODP Regional Team and U.S. National Team scouts in attendance.  The Tournament Teams were selected from US Youth Soccer Regional ODP Coach evaluations.

2016 ODP Championships EPD Recap Video

EPD serves as an identification program for opportunities with U.S. Soccer National Teams and ODP 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.  The 2015-2016 EPD coaching staff includes Sounders FC, Reign FC and numerous collegiate coaches and club directors.

2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships All-Tournament Teams

1999 Boys  
Kendall Burks WPFC
Lucas Meek Eastside FC
Mario Vukic Kitsap Alliance
Nicholas Parris Whatcom FC
RJ Stretch WPFC
2000 Boys  
Dakota Stamnes Federal Way FC
Derek Carpenter WPFC
Jacob Barsher PacNW
2001 Boys  
Alec Diaz PacNW
2002 Boys  
Ray Serrano SSC Shadow
Thai Wichenwidhtaya Seattle United
2003 Boys  
Soto Kithara Seattle United
1999 Girls  
No WA selections  
2000 Girls  
Kaelyn Barnes SSC Shadow
Makena Carr Eastside FC
Summer Yates PacNW
2001 Girls  
Alexandra Hobbs Eastside FC
Kylie Foutch WA Rush
2002 Girls  
Charley Boone Crossfire Premier
Katherine Okane Crossfire Premier
Smith Hunter Seattle United
Zoe Burns Crossfire Premier
2003 Girls  
Kayla Adams Crossfire Premier
Augus Hunter Seattle United
Ashley Wright WPFC