Longtime partners at the heart of the Bethesda SC Freedom Under-17s back line, Coburn and Grossman are the “dynamic duo” whose stout defending has enabled head coach Jonathan Morgan’s team to carve out a place as one of the top girls’ teams in the nation.
Coburn, who has committed to play her college soccer at Virginia Tech, also stars at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md. Grossman is also an outstanding student-athlete at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. and will continue her career at Yale University.
Onyeador is a sophomore standout at Park View High School in Sterling, Va. and plays at club level for Loudoun Soccer’s 95 Red team. His excellent goalkeeping powered Loudoun 95 Red to the final of the Under-16 Virginia State Cup last fall and a championship at the prestigious Disney Soccer Showcase in December, among other achievements.
A mature, athletic shot stopper, Onyeador is the latest in his family’s long line of soccer stars and his coaches expect him to grow into a top NCAA recruit over the next two years.
“Jordan, Ally and Sam are three of the most impressive players on the Washington, D.C. area youth scene, and are surely destined for great success at the college level and beyond,” said Chris Hummer, Executive Editor at Potomac Soccer Wire.
“They’ve earned their Korrio Player to Watch awards and we expect to see them grow and improve even further in the years to come.”
Intended to recognize those who produce notable achievements or display exceptional talent, the Korrio Players to Watch award is open to boys’ and girls’ players ages 14 and older, including those who have already begun their college careers.
Korrio, developer of youth sports management product Playflow™, signed on with Potomac Soccer Wire in late 2011 to launch the awards, a partnership set to continue at least through the 2012 year.
“Korrio is extremely proud to recognize the Mid-Atlantic region’s up-and-coming soccer talents,” said Kristina O’Connell, Korrio’s Vice President of Marketing. “Everything we do revolves around the player. Our product is designed to help players, coaches and parents spend less time on administrative work and more time on the field having fun.”
Coaches, club officials, fans, parents and fellow players can nominate worthy candidates for a future version of this honor via an online form here.