Ten SDSC girls and 2 boys have been selected for the Cal South PRO+ ODP 2017 Winter Player Pool. Congratulations to Ava Culver (G2004 Montoya), Brooke Gierczak (G2003 Stogsdill), Roxanne Hudson (G2004 Montoya), Alexandria Gentry (G2001 Sidebottom), Riley Lacy (G2001 Sidebottom), Cassidy Camara (G2003 Stogsdill), Jenna Eller (G2003 Stogsdill), Elise Jabour (G2003 Stogsdill), Sophia Vivar (G2003 Stogsdill), Trinity Coker (G2003 Stogsdill), Joshan Darji (B2003 Connelly), and Finn Mahoney (B2003 Connelly) for being selected by Cal South for the Olympic Development Program (ODP). More about the CalSouth ODP program can be found here.
Three of these San Diego Soccer Club stars are in the top 40 girls from Southern California for the 2004 age group that Cal South will train towards the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships.
They will attend three training sessions at Cal South’s base in Fullerton, including a day for college coaches. These training sessions will serve as preparation and selection process ahead of the 2018 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships that will be held January 5-8, 2018 in Phoenix.
Steve Hoffman, Cal South Director of Coaching Education and Player Development, said, “This year’s group is very exciting as we have called in a lot of new players to the Cal South PRO+|ODP program for the first time. I know the teams will be ready to represent Cal South the best way possible by playing entertaining and attacking soccer.”
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition. This selection is an exceptional honor and SDSC is proud to share the names of the SDSC players who have been selected to the Cal South ODP Player Pool. Congratulations to the all our players and best of luck at the training camps!