The event will be held Dec. 9-12 in Raleigh, N.C.
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Georgetown University's mens soccer program has vaulted from regional contender to national powerhouse in recent years, and on Friday the No. 9-ranked Hoyas host Harvard for their 2014 home opener at 4 p.m. ET at Shaw Field.SoccerWire.com caught up with Hoyas head coach Brian Wiese at the US Youth National Championships in July, where he shared his thoughts on a range of topics related to both the current season and those further down the road.
Way back in August 2013, Bethesda-Olney’s Boys’ Under-18 side started to prepare for their first season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA). Taking their place in the East Conference, the team would face a number of Major League Soccer academy sides and other highly-regarded clubs in league play, and would need to be consistent to secure a playoff berth. But with a 23-2-0 regular-season record, Bethesda-Olney did much more than that.
Chairperson Scarpati stated, “When you read the bios of all 22 scholarship recipients, the common theme is perseverance pays off.”
Of the hundreds of players on show at the Jefferson Cup in central Virginia, many have aspirations of playing college soccer. It also represents both an opportunity and a challenge for the hundreds of NCAA coaches in attendance.
The Jefferson Cup Girls’ Weekend came to a close for another year on Sunday, with a number of teams triumphant and with plenty to celebrate on their journeys home from central Virginia.
The Jefferson Cup draws hundreds of NCAA coaches from across the country, attracted by the event's massive size and high density of talent in showcase brackets. SoccerWire.com spent a few minutes chatting with one, Eric Barnes of Niagara University, about these and other topics during 2014 Jeff Cup showcase action on a chilly night at the River City Sportsplex.
The Richmond Strikers reconvene the 34th edition of the Jefferson Cup on Friday, as Under-16 through U-18 showcase play kicks off the Girls Weekend of the enormous central Virginia event. Having grown even larger than the Boys Weekend over the years, the second half of Jeff Cup will feature a diverse field of teams from around the country who have braved a sudden blast of early-spring cold to test themselves against the Mid-Atlantic's best.
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