Olympic Development Program Teams Advance to Regional Tournament
Despite the many distractions, our teams fared very well on the field. Five of our six NYW teams entered their final game on Sunday with a chance to win their group and advance to the Final Four this weekend in Kirkwood, Delaware. Three teams won and advanced (the 96G’s, 98G’s and 98B’s) and two teams lost (the 96B’s to MD and 97B’s, amidst a fair amount of controversy, to ENY). Three of our six teams went unbeaten on the weekend and the overall record of our entire group was an outstanding 11-3-4. I think it is fair to say that we have established ourselves as an upper echelon team within Region I. Our players and coaches have worked very hard over the last several months. It is rewarding to see NYW teams playing good soccer and also conducting themselves with character and class……and to also see them win their fair share of games and advance is always nice too.
Hugh Lee submitted the following photos of the 1998 and 1996 Girls teams at Kirkwood. Click for a larger version of the photo.
1996 NYSW Girls ODP Team at Region 1 ODP Championships
1998 NYSW Girls ODP Team at Region 1 ODP Championships