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Champions Crowned at 2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships

March 21, 2009 10:00 PM
 
1992 Girls Champion – North Texas
1992 Boys Champion – Indiana
1993 Girls Champion –California South
1993 Boys Champion – California South
 
FRISCO, TEXAS (March 22, 2009) – Today, the 2009 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Champions were crowned at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
 
These state-level US Youth Soccer ODP 1992 and 1993 Boys and Girls teams, Under-16 and Under-15, earned their way to the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships by way of winning their respective regional championships.
 
Eagerly seeking the top youth talent in the country, collegiate coaches observed the US Youth Soccer ODP Championship players during these matches. The participants represent the future of American soccer at the collegiate and international levels.
 
North Texas' Amanda Frisbie knows the benefits of participating in US Youth Soccer ODP. Frisbie has committee to play for Portland when she graduates next year. ""ODP helped me get started because last year there was a lot of college coaches looking for us in our sophomore year. There were a lot of people at our [US Youth Soccer ODP] games because they are the best players in the country so that definitely helped out a lot.""
 
Yesterday on the teams' day off, all of the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships participants met for a player party. Four girls players and four boys players faced off against each other in the annual US Youth Soccer Trick Off contest. Thank you to all of our participants: Kristen Schmidbauer (MD), Lily Jilk (MN), Jazmin Ponce (CA-S), Cortney Proctor (CA-S), Ajaya Rana (CA-N), Henry Rios (CA-S), Josh Pigg (IN) and Fabian Urquiza (IN). Congratulations to our winners: Courtney Proctor and Fabian Urquiza.
 
Brief recaps from the championship final and consolation matches are below.
 
1992 Girls
After California South's victory over North Texas in the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships last year North Texas was ready to prove themselves and they did. Taylor Matthews started the match with a shot in the upper 90 only 5 minutes into the game. Julian Jeffrey put North Texas up by two with a goal in the 64th minute. California South's Jazmin Ponce finished one in the 81st minute putting her team within reach, but North Texas' Courtney Smith finished the game with a goal in the 88th to put North Texas on top this year, 3:1.
 
Maryland also started the scoring early when Alexandra Doll put one away in the 5th minute of today's consolation match against Kansas. Maryland's Janice Johnson found the back of the net 56th minute. Maryland won, 2:0.
 
1992 Boys
Indiana's Bryce Rockwell-Ashton earned his adidas Golden Boot award today scoring the lone goal of the championship match against California North in the 16th minute. It was his second goal of the tournament. This was the Indiana Boys 1992's second US Youth Soccer ODP Championship. They are the only returning champion to reclaim the title this year.
 
Eastern Pennsylvania and North Carolina tied in the consolation match today. They game went back and forth with the last three goals scored in less than 12 minutes. North Carolina's David Lane lead the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute. Eastern Pennsylvania regrouped in the second half and came out strong with Zachary Wolfe finding the back of the net in the 50th minute and Dalton Carroll scoring his second goal of the tournament in the 57th minute. Edward Mullin scored the final goal to tie the match for North Carolina in the 62nd minute. Eastern Pennsylvania and North Carolina tied for the bronze medal, 2:2.
 
1993 Girls
California South claimed both the 1993 Girls and Boys championships today. The California South 1993 Girls beat North Texas, 1:0. Kylie McCarthy gained control of the ball after the keeper cleared it and from outside the box, bent the ball into the far side of the goal in the 65th minute. McCarthy's goal was all California South needed to win the championship.
 
Virginia and Minnesota went up against each other in the consolation game and with two goals, Virginia won. Samantha Scolarici found the back of the net in the 13th minute and Katy Colas put Virginia up by two early in the second half (42:00).
 
1993 Boys
Oklahoma Boys 1993 put on a good show as the first team to represent their State Association in the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships. California South was up by two early in the second half after Eduardo Quezada scored in the 24th minute and Neil Ignacio put one away in the 46th minute. After two penalty kicks, both of which Jack Coleman finished, Oklahoma put the game into overtime. California South's team captain Juan Gutierrez scored in the 90th minute but with two 15 minute overtime halves, the game wasn't over. Oklahoma's Jack Coleman finished his hat trick in the 96th minute and tied the match again. In the 105th minute, Gutierrez came back to score the final goal for California South and claim the championship. The final score was 4:3, California South.
 
Indiana went 2:1 over Virginia this morning. Leading off the game, Andrew Oliver scored Indiana's first goal in the 36th minute. Bringing the score to 2:0, Indiana's Michael Granitz helped solidify the lead with a goal of his own in the 54th minute. Four minutes later, Virginia's David Salazar scored in the 58th minute. Virginia wasn't able to finish again and Indiana won, 2:0.
 
US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
Championship and Consolation Results
March 22, 2009

1992 Girls
Championship

North Texas 3, California South 1
Goal scorers: North Texas – Taylor Matthews (5:00), Juliann Jeffrey (64:00), Courtney Smith (88:00)
California South – Jazmin Ponce (81:00)

Consolation
Maryland 2, Kansas 0
Goal scorers: Maryland – Alexandra Doll (5:00), Janice Johnson (56:00)

1992 Boys
Championship
Indiana 1, California North 0
Goal scorers: Indiana – Bryce Rockwell-Ashton (16:00)
 
Consolation
Eastern Pennsylvania 2, North Carolina 2
Goal Scorers: Eastern Pennsylvania – Zachary Wolfe (50:00), Dalton Carroll (57:00)
North Carolina – David Lane (19:00), Edward Mullin (62:00)

1993 Girls
Championship

California South 1, North Texas 0
Goal scorers: California South – Kylie McCarthy (65:00)
 
Consolation
Virginia 2, Minnesota 0
Goal scorers: Virginia – Samantha Scolarici (13:00), Katy Colas (42:00)
 
1993 Boys
Championship

California South 4, Oklahoma 3
Goal scorers: California South – Eduardo Quezada (24:00), Neil Ignacio (46:00), Juan Gutierrez (90:00) OT, (105:00) OT
Oklahoma – Jack Coleman (56:00) PK, (73:00) PK, (96:00) OT
 
Consolation
Indiana 2, Virginia 1
Goal scorers: Indiana – Andrew Oliver (36:00), Michael Granitz (54:00)
Virginia – David Salazar (58:00)
 
1992 Girls Champion – North Texas
1992 Boys Champion – Indiana
1993 Girls Champion – California South
1993 Boys Champion – California South
 
2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Golden Glove and Golden Boot Winners
1992 Girls
Glove – Vittoria Arnold (NTX)
Boot – Kelley Monogue (NTX)

1992 Boys
Glove – Ian MacDougall (IN)
Boot – Bryce Rockwell-Ashton (IN)

1993 Girls
Glove – Abby Smith (NTX)
Boot – Jamia Field (CAS)

1993 Boys
Glove – Will Whiddon (CAS)
Boot – Juan Gutierrez (CAS)
 
US Youth Soccer ODP, designed to identify and develop a pool of players from which U.S. National Teams may be selected, is the original ODP program. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the former Women's United Soccer Association, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth team members, as alumni. And, with programs in all 55 State Associations as well as regional and national championships and participation in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development.
 
For more information on US Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer ODP, please visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
 
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About US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) - US Youth Soccer ODP, established in 1977, is the original Olympic development program in the United States. Formed to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team could be selected for international competition, selected players are exposed to the nation's top coaches from collegiate institutions, U.S. Soccer and the professional leagues. Programs exist in each state and with competitions such as the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships, Interregional Training/Competition, Regional Camps and International play. US Youth Soccer ODP continues to lead the way in elite player identification and development. US Youth Soccer ODP is an approved program of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
 
Media Request: When referring to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the original elite player program in the United States, please refer to the program only as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program or US Youth Soccer ODP, and never as USYSODP or simply ODP. We appreciate your cooperation.
 

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