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December 17, 2014 Published in Sports

Alexandria Soccer Players Selected To Virginia Olympic Development Team

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Miles Clark and John Colucci selected to Virginia Olympic Development Team (courtesy photo)

Miles Clark and John Colucci selected to Virginia Olympic Development Team (courtesy photo)

Several players from Alexandria Soccer Association's U13 to U15 boys travel teams were selected to Virginia's Olympic Development Program state pool in their respective age groups. Miles Clark and John Colucci, members of U15 Fusion Red team, made the 1999 and 2000 age group teams, respectively. Clark is a goalkeeper and a freshman at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School. Colucci is center midfielder and freshman at Gonzaga. Colucci was also selected to the Region 1 player pool last year and traveled with the team to Arizona over Thanksgiving to participate in a national ODP event.

In addition, several U14 Red Stars players made the state pool teams, including Dennis Mensah, Nathaniel Mensah, Gabriel Hendi and Baisama "Sam" Kamara. Abdullah Mohamed and Evan Paez also received call backs. Dennis, Nathaniel, Sam, and Abdullah attend Hammond Middle School, and Gabriel and Evan attend George Washington Middle School. Similar to Colucci, Dennis Mensah traveled with the 2001 Region 1 team to Arizona to participate in a national tournament. In their inaugural ODP year, U13 Striker's Diego Ochoa and Matthews Tejeda were selected to the state pool for the 2002 age group.

Johah Moore plays for U.S. Youth Futsal National Team (courtesy photo)

Johah Moore plays for U.S. Youth Futsal National Team (courtesy photo)

U.S. Youth Soccer ODP was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition and to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels.

In other news, Jonah Moore, also from ASA U15 Fusion Red, was called into the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team to compete in the Canada Cup in Toronto in late November.

 

 

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