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USYS Jun 13, 2019

New Jersey well-represented at ODP East Region Championships

East Windsor, N.J. (Via NJ Youth Soccer) ― Group play concluded in the US Youth Soccer ODP East Region Championships this past weekend, featuring Boys and Girls ODP teams in the 15U through 17U age groups.

New Jersey was well-represented in both the boys and girls competitions. Four of the seven girls teams from New Jersey finished in first or second place for their groups, while five of the seven teams on the boys side earned either a first or second place finish. Additionally, the 2002 New Jersey ODP Boys won their group and will now advance to the ODP East Regional Semifinals, which will take place on June 22 at Kirkwood Soccer Complex in New Castle, Delaware. The final will then be held at the same venue on the following day.

“It was great weekend for NJ ODP,” said James Galanis, Technical Director of New Jersey ODP. “Our teams played with intelligence and skill throughout the weekend and definitely confirmed why we have always been a strong soccer state. The 02 Boys played exceptionally well as a team and adapted to each game tactically on their way to qualifying.”

35 college coaches were in attendance for the ODP East Region Championships, with matches being played over a period of three days. Rider University in New Jersey served as the host for the boys’ games, while the girls’ teams played at Kirkwood Soccer Complex. For full results from this past weekend’s schedule of matches, visit the ODP East Region Championships online.

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