EDP Soccer hosted the first half of USYS National League Regional Showcase NJ over the weekend featuring the 15U-19U Girls. Over 140 teams from all over the East Region were in attendance at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, N.J., putting their talents on display in front of college coaches from Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and JUCO schools. These teams now head into the back half of their season, where they will compete in Conference and State Cup play to earn their place at the USYS Eastern Regional Championships this June.
In addition to college coaches on site, EDP Soccer partnered with SportsRecruits and Next Level Video to enhance the recruiting experience for everyone involved in the event. All games were filmed and will be made available to teams free of charge following the event.
A look at some of the results from this weekend:
In the 17U age group, RUSA G2006 Gold continued its fantastic run of form, going 2-0-1 on the weekend. They opened the event drawing Chelsea Piers Shoreline SC Levante, 1-1, and then defeated Super Nova FC '06G, 1-0. They closed out the event with a strong win over The Football Academy NJ 2006 Girls Black. In the Ruby Division, NT Nitros G2007 OPDL traveled down from Canada and started the weekend with an exciting 3-3 draw against Nirvana Freedom '06. They then defeated World Class FC SCP 2006G USYS NL, 2-0, and New Jersey Rush 06 Girls Grey NL EDP, 3-1. Other winners included Keystone Athletic KA 2006 Girls-Black, HVAA Force 2006, CFC North 2006 Regional NL, West Mont United Soccer Association Premier 06 Girls, Cohansey Premier 2006G and STA MOSC 2006 Girls.
In the 19U age group, STA-MUSC 2004/2005G NL EDP was able to prepare for this summer's USYS National Championships, going unbeaten against some of the region's top teams. After defeating NJ Premier FC G2005/04, 1-0, in the opener, STA-MUSC closed out the event with a 3-0 win over fellow National League P.R.O. side Jersey South FC Galaxy. FC Europa 2004 Girls Elite, who is also heading to the USYS National Championships, went 2-0-1, drawing 1-1 against STA MOSC 2005 Girls and defeating both NJ Surf South Shore 05G and Hamilton Elite FC HEFC Premier 05/06G. Other winners included Middle Country SC SBMC 05, AC Connecticut G05 EDP National, Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth 2004/05G NL, Unity High-School Girls and Syracuse Rush 05 Girls.
In the 16U age group, West Deptford Fury 2007 and NJ Surf South Shore 07G both finished 2-1-0, with West Deptford Fury 2007 winning the matchup between the two teams, 3-2. West Deptford opened the weekend with a 1-0 loss to NJ Premier G2007, but bounced back with the win over NJ Surf, and closed out the weekend with a 5-3 win over National League P.R.O. participant Union County FC Benevento. STA MOSC 2007 Girls finished top of the table in the Ruby division, keeping three clean sheets with a 1-0 win over CFC North 2007 Regional NL, a 3-0 win against North Toronto G2008 OPDL and a 0-0 draw against Brick Township SA Superstorm. Other winners included PA Dominion FC 2007 Girls, AC Connecticut G07 EDP National, Northeast Cantolao FC 07 Girls - Storms and Unity FC 2007 Girls.
In the 15U age group, Canadian side Glenshields Juventus FC 2008G finished in first place, going 2-0-1. The high-scoring team defeated PSA North '08 NL, 4-2, in its first match, and then defeated NLSA 2008 Girls Elite, 3-1. In their final match, they drew 2-2 against NJ Premier FC G2008, who will be playing in the USYS National Championships this summer. Other winners included PDA 2008G, West Mont United Soccer Association Premier 2008 Girls and Chelsea Piers Shoreline SC Brugge.
A full list of results can be found HERE.