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Youth Girls Nov 06, 2015

USWNT’s Crystal Dunn trains with U-14 Terryville Breakers

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(Via ENYYSA) – United States Women’s National Team player Crystal Dunn, the reigning Most Valuable Player of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), demonstrated her favorite drills plus signed autographs at a special training session this past Monday night, November 2 under the lights at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station.

The recipients of this practice were the Terryville Breakers, with a 2-3-2 record in the Girls-Under-14 Champion Division of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). The Breakers are coached by Steve Nielsen, who encouraged his players to enter the “Win a Workout With Crystal Dunn” contest run by At Peak Sports last spring.

Crystal told the Breakers that to play at the highest level, it takes “lots of discipline and commitment plus lots of work off the field. Recovery and embracing development and always willing to get better.”

Maybe a couple of the Breakers will take what they learned last Monday night and one day score international goals like Crystal, who registered her first a month ago against Haiti, which she says is her best moment ever on a soccer field.

Crystal grew up a short corner kick from the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) office in Rockville Centre, playing for the LIJSL’s Rockville Centre Power, Rockville Centre Tornadoes and Albertson Fury ‘91. She won the Hermann Award as college soccer’s best player and was selected first overall at the 2014 NWSL Draft. Crystal also developed her wonderful talent with Eastern New York’s Olympic Development Program, competing in ODP for six years, and used it as a springboard to represent the USA internationally.

Crystal explained, “I learned development at an early age playing in the Long Island Junior Soccer League, which is a really great hub for girls soccer. I always played at the highest level and I just played around so many girls committed to the sport.”

Her appearance was through Eastern New York’s partnership with At Peak Sports.

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