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Tournaments May 15, 2015

Regional NPL Crossover Cup kicks off featuring NYCSL, New England Premier League

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Via US Club Soccer) – NPL girls clubs from the New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL) and the New England Premier League competed this past weekend in the preliminary rounds of the regional NPL Crossover Cup competition, featuring U-14 through U-17 teams.

The field has been narrowed from 64 teams to 16, each of which are now preparing to compete in the semifinals and finals, June 13-14 in Long Island, N.Y. NPL Crossover Cup champions will qualify to the NPL Finals, slated for July 9-13 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

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Preliminary-round matches, hosted by the New England Premier League at Progin Park in Lancaster, Mass., featured some of the best teams in the northeast, all under the watchful eyes of numerous collegiate coaches and scouts.

“It was a pleasure working with the NYCSL and its clubs in preparation for this event,” New England Premier League President Sean Carey said. “Both leagues are clearly focused on providing the optimal playing experiences for their players, teams and clubs. This past weekend’s event showcased the positive power of collaboration when both groups share a common goal.”

NYCSL President Gary Grossman echoed Carey’s sentiments. “This environment was absolutely awesome. It gave competitive teams and clubs the opportunity to compete for meaningful advancement in the presence of NCAA women’s college soccer coaches and in an environment set by like-minded soccer professionals,” Grossman said. “The parity between the leagues was excellent, with each NPL each having eight out of 16 teams advance to the NPL Crossover Cup semifinals and finals.”

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