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CAL SOUTH ODP TEAMS WINS 5 OF 8 POSSIBLE TITLES AT 2012 US YOUTH SOCCER REGION IV ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS

enero 17, 2012

CAL SOUTH ODP TEAMS WINS 5 OF 8 POSSIBLE TITLES AT 2012 US YOUTH SOCCER REGION IV ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS
Boys '95,
Girls '95, Boys '96, Girls '96 & Girls '97

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January 17, 2012 (Phoenix, AZ) - Cal South's incredible success at the elite level of soccer competition continued as five Cal South ODP teams captured titles today at the 2012 US Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) Championships. Cal South sent nine teams in total to the event, held at the Reach 11 Soccer Complex in Phoenix, Arizona from January 14-17, 2012. Cal South ODP were playing all of their boys' teams up an age, as well as their 1999 girls' team, which played in the 1998 bracket alongside their regular 1998 girls' team. Cal South entered no teams in the 1999 age bracket.

Cal South's teams collected 36 wins and a draw against only three losses in the regular bracket games through four days of competition, but went only 3-1-2 in the semi-finals and consolation matches. Five bracket champions were determined by the overall points leader in that age group, which led to three of Cal South's championship titles: Boys '95, Boys '96 and Girls '95.

Cal South teams competed in three finals matches on the last day of competition. While the '98 girls did not get past Washington due to a 0-1 shutout, the Cal South '97 girls took out Arizona with a shutout of their own. Goals by Natalie Jacobs, Courtney Corrin and Jessica Clegg sealed the 3-0 victory for Cal South. A second half goal by Christina Settles and an own goal by Washington gave Cal South's '96 girls all they needed to collect their own championship in one of the last games of the competition, notching up the fifth overall Region IV ODP title of the day for Cal South.

Thanks to their victories at this event, Cal South's four teams in the 1995 and 1996 brackets will now get to move forward to the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championship in Frisco, Texas from March 8-11, 2012.
Cal South's ongoing success at the ODP Regionals and the subsequent ODP National Championships is remarkable by nearly any measure. Cal South ODP has now won 44 of a possible 56 regional championships for which it has competed in the last six years (78%). At the national level, Cal South ODP has won 18 out of 48 championships (37%) since the competition was established in 2000.

For more about Cal South ODP, please click here. To see their skills live, visit Soccer Nation Expo 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 25-26, where Cal South ODP players will be taking part in the coaching clinics on our VIP Presentation Pitch! For more on Soccer Nation Expo, please visit www.soccernationexpo.com.