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CAL SOUTH AT THE 2009 ODP REGION IV CAMPS: ’96 Girls Go 18 for 18

July 22, 2009

Even with all of the major successes of the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) over the years, it seems there are still some firsts at hand. For the 1996 Girls' team that attended the 2009 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV camps in Moscow, Idaho in July, this meant becoming the first Cal South ODP girls' team to have all 18 of its attending players selected for the Region IV ODP pool. While a handful of boys' teams have seen this happen (included the 1994 Boys just last summer), this is the first time it has happened for a girls' squad.

Richard Boon, head coach for the '96 Girls, was ecstatic: "I've been coaching for ODP for a while now, and without taking anything away from the kids who came before, this is one of the most talented age groups I have ever seen. Because of the reputation of our program, it was interesting to see how the girls reacted to the fact that every team they face wants to act like a 'giant-killer.' It gave my girls something to prove to the other teams, and they succeeded wildly." After three solid victories over Cal North, Washington and Colorado (5-1, 5-1, 4-1), Cal South's Pilar Torres emerged as the top goal-scorer of the week.

144 Cal South ODP players spread across eight Cal South ODP teams attended the camps which began late in June and carried through most of July. 103 of those 144 players were selected to continue on with the Region IV pool teams, with 50 of the 72 girls carried over (69%) and 53 of the 72 boys (73%). Five other Cal South girls that did not attend camp due to injury or had already gained selection to the National squads were also named to the Regional rosters, giving Cal South a total of 55 girls (23% of the total players on the Regional rosters). With fewer pool spots available on the boys' side, the 53 Cal South players named there make up an impressive 29% of the Region IV pool total.

Cal South wishes to congratulate all of its ODP players and Regional and National selectees on their hard-earned success.


CAL SOUTH PLAYERS NAMED TO US YOUTH SOCCER REGION IV POOLS:

1993 BOYS
Nicholas Garcia
Juan Gutierrez
Ricardo Guttierrez
Alfredo Hinjose-Garcia
Neil Ignacio
Eric Macke
Juan Mendoza
Steve Palacios
Eduardo Quezada
Alfredo Rodriguez
Dyllan Stevens
Andrew Trejo
1993 GIRLS
Tessa Andujar
Alexandra Bailey
Danielle Brito
Miranda Cornejo
Kaitlyn Dickmann
Jamia Fields
Jennifer Gonzales
Madison Krauser
Loeau Labonta
Marie Mackenzie
Kylie McCarthy
Monique Pendleberry
Kate Perry
Haley Rosen
Shanelle Simien
Kathlyn Speidel
1994 BOYS
Wade Hamilton
Jared Hegartdt
Sagar Jambusaria
Diego Lopez
Richard Martinez
Jack McBean
Andrew Murphy
Alejandro Perez
Matthew Tilley
Angel Velasquez
Brandon Vincent
Colin Webb
1994 GIRLS
Sarah Cox
Megan Crossen
Makenzy Doniak
Jamie Fink
Jessica Hale
Katlyn Johnson
Kodi Lavrusky
Laura Liedle
Tanya Samarzich
Casandra Sternbach
Kelsey Texeira
Maya Theuer
1995 BOYS
Nathan Castillo
Kevin Cervantes
Justin Dhillon
Edwin Diaz
Jose Garcia
Bryan Guzman
Austin Marques
Steven Ortiz
Misael Osorio
Brian Paredes
Luis Ramirez
William Raygoza
Gabriel Salas
Brian Torres
Ivan Vazques
1995 GIRLS
Madeline Bauer
Ana Cruz
Andrea Leano
Victoria Manfredonia
Nicolette Martino
Kelly McCann
Amber Munerlyn
Virgina Reeves
Sarah Teegarden
1996 BOYS
Adonis Amaya
Corey Baird
Justin Fiddes
Erik Holt
Miguel Lorenzo
Geoge Martinez
Oscar Martinez
Axel Mendez
Manuel Padilla
John Requejo
Esteban Reyes
Ricardo Ruiz
Joab Santoyo
Brayan Velez
1996 GIRLS
Victoria Bolden
Abigail Callahan
Carissa Christensen
McKynzie Dickman
Denise Garcia
Indigo Gibson
Hailey Harbison
Randee Hollman-Kelly
Kaitlin Klawunder
Taylor Klawunder
Stephanie Malherbe
Valerie Martinez
Annia Mejia
Stacie Moran
Alison Neveu
McKenna Roth
Shannon Simon
Pilar Torres