Several Washington Youth Soccer EPD teams traveled to the Region IV ODP Championships in Phoenix earlier this year, and while none returned with the championship trophy, a number of our state’s top players caught the eye of elite coaches and staff in attendance.
Eighteen Washington Youth Soccer players were named to the “Best 18” teams in their age group, tied for third-most among the 13 states in attendance. Each of the 18 players recognized by Region IV coaches participate in Washington Youth Soccer’s Elite Player Development program, which brings together the top players from across the state for training and competition against teams from other states and regions.
In the five years since Washington Youth Soccer and Sounders FC came together to launch the EPD program, seven Washington Youth Soccer EPD teams have brought home regional titles — second only to Cal South among Region IV states — and over 100 have been named to Best 18 squads.
Congratulations to each of these outstanding players! To learn more about Washington Youth Soccer’s EPD Program, click here.
Region IV ODP Championships
Olivia Van Der Jagt
Mia Baker Corbin