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MAY 2000 NEWSLETTER

ODP National Championships

During January and March of 2001, í83 (U-17) and í85 (U-15) boys and girls from Region IV will compete in the second annual National ODP Championship. The event is designed to identify the best ODP State Team in the country.

Over the weekend of January 12-15, ODP State Teams from Region IV will compete for the title of "Best State Team in the Region." The victorious team from this competition will advance to the National ODP Championship and will face the State Team Champions from each of the other three regions.

The National ODP Championship will be a single elimination event over the weekend of March 8-11. The winners of the semi-final games on Friday will play for the Championship on Sunday. In a blind draw that has already been conducted for the semifinal play, the í83 (U-17) girls will be matched up against Region III and the í85 (U-15) girls will square off against Region I. Friday's losing teams will play a consolation game on Sunday. Medals will be awarded to all teams. An MVP and an Outstanding Goalkeeper award will be presented at the awards ceremony by adidasģ.

Region IV will also hold a "Best State Team in the Region competition for the í84 (U-16) age group over the January 12-15 weekend. There is no National Competition for this age group in 2001.

Boca Raton Interregional Report

The US Youth Soccer National ODP Interregional is a competition and showcase for the top Regional ODP teams in four age groups, in each of the four regions of US Youth Soccer. This year over 80 college coaches descended upon Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, FL, to watch the top 16 Regional ODP teams and the US U16 National Team compete. The US Youth Soccer National ODP Interregional gives the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National Team coaches an opportunity to evaluate the players during a highly competitive competition, with some of these girls being chosen to join the Womenís National Team player pool. After each match, the opposing coaches were asked to note players from the other team that they felt had an outstanding game. The following game reports highlight the performance of the Region IV teams that participated in the competition:

1983ís

Opponent Region IV Opponent

Region I

0

3

Region II

0

1

U-16 National

0

3

Region III

1

0

The US Youth Soccer National Girls ODP Interregional got underway on Monday with the 1983 girls from Region I taking on Region IV. Taline Tahmassian (VA) led the way for Region I as she knocked in two goals and got the assist on the Tiffany Weiner (CT) goal. Sue Flamini (NJ) and Nicola DePalma (NY) were credited with assists on the goals by Tahmassian. Region I goalkeepers Kelly Fitzgerald (VA) and Lindsay Shover (PA) held off Region IV for the shutout victory. Final score Region I 3 - Region IV 0.

The 1983 age group continued play on Tuesday with games between Region IV and Region II Region II, playing in their first game, recorded a 1-0 shtuout victory. Carmen Bognanno (MO) and Kayla Lockaby (OH) from Region II received praise for their individual performances during the game as did Natalie Sanderson (CA), Megan Kakadelas (CA) and Jenny Anderson (CA) from Region IV.

In their last appearance, the US U16 National Team recorded a 3-0 win over Region IV. Kristin Weiss (OH) knocked in the first and last goals and Marian Dalmy (CO) booted in the second. Stacy Lindstrom (CA) and Kristin Weiss (OH) were praised for their strong play for US U16 National Team. Jenny Anderson (CA), Carly OíConnor (CA), Mallory Moser (CA) and Kelly Smith (CA) turned in great games for Region IV.

Region IV beat Region III 1-0 in the consolation match on a goal from Natalie Sanderson (CA) with an assist by Kelli Smith (CA). Sara Lombardo (CA) and Mallory Moser (CA) combined on the shutout in goal for Region IV.

1984ís

Opponent Region IV Opponent

Region III

1

1

Region I

5

0

Region I

3

0

Final - Region I

3

2

In their opening match, Region IV tied Region III 1-1. Scoring the goal for Region IV was Jill Oakes (CA) from an assist by Pam Karakusis (CO). Players noted for great performances from Region IV were Brittany Cooper (NM), Alicia True (CA), and Jennifer Farenbaugh (CA).

In their second match, Region IV easily handled Region I 5-0. Region IV goals were put in by five different people all hailing from California. Laure Zealer (CA), Rubi Sandoval (CA), Jill Oakes (CA), Jamie Mangiardi (CA) and Jennifer Montgomery (CA) put the points on the board for Region IV. Judy Coffman (CA) led the way in the assist column with two, followed by Brittany Cooper (NM) and Romy Trigg-Smith (HI). The goal by Jill Oakes was unassisted. Anna Key (CA), from Region IV, has a strong game in goal. Others from Region IV receiving special mention for strong play were Pam Karakusis (CO), Ali True (CA) and Lindsey Hunt (CA).

In their next match, Region IV shutout Region II 3-0. Tallying goals for Region IV were Jamie Mangiardi (CA), who led the way with two goals and an assist, and Judy Coffman (CA). Joining Jaime with assists were Jennifer Farenbaugh (CA) and Jill Oakes (CA). Outstanding games were handed in by Region IV players Alicia True (CA), Pam Karakusis (CO) and Brittany Cooper (NM). Goalkeepers Jessica Keller (CO) and Anna Key (CA) shared the shutout.

In the championship game, Region IV held on after building a 3-0 lead to defeat Region I by a final score of 3-2.

1985ís

Opponent Region IV Opponent

Region III

3

0

Region I

2

0

Region I

3

1

Final - Region I

2

0

In their opening game, Region IV dominated the match posting a 3-0 win. Katlyn Ursini (CA) led the way with a goal and an assist. Tina Estrada (CA) scored a goal from Ursiniís assist. Angela Woznuk (CA), with Adele Letro (CA) assisting on the play, volleyed in the last goal. Goalie Arianna Criscione (CA) played the entire game and got the shutout for Region IV. Players that received special honor for their play were Arianna Criscione (CA) and Shannon Foley (CA).

In the second match, Region IV came out on top 2-0 on two first half goals. The first was from Amy Burlingham (CA) from 30 yards out on a pass from Katlyn Ursini (CA). Tina Estrada (CA) scored just before halftime on a breakaway goal. Kari Evans (AZ), Nadia Al-Lami (CA), and Natalie Budge (OR) were noted for their great play.

In their next match Region IV defeated Region II 3-1. Region IV was led by teammates Katie Mahoney (CA) and Kari Schmidt (CA). Each had a goal and assist. The other goal was scored by Alele Letro (CA) assisted by Amy Burlingham (CA). Region IV goalie Arianna Criscione (CA) had a shutout in her only half of action. Natalie Budge (OR) and Shannon Foley (CA) received special mention.

In the finals of this age group, Region IV posted a 2-0 win over Region I. Tina Estrada (CA) scored the first goal on a breakaway created by a through pass from Angela Woznjuk (CA). Katie Mahoney (CA) sealed the victory for Region IV when she scored from a miscleared pass. Arianna Criscione (CA) recorded a shutout and had several stops on breakaways to preserve the shutout.

1986ís

Opponent Region IV Opponent

Region III

0

2

Region I

0

2

Region I

2

0

Final - Region II

3

2

Region III got goals from Ashley Toussaint (GA) and Kelsey Carpenter (TX) to defeat Region IV 2-0. Assisting on the Carpenter goal was Meredith Kohn (GA). Lauren Karas (TX) and Megan Vickery (GA) recorded the shutout in goal for Region III. Region IV players Alicia Piz (CO), Caroline Lea (CO), and Brandy Williams (CA) stood out with their exceptional play.

Region I outlasted Region IV in a 2-0 battle. on day two of the competition. Yael Averbuch (NJ) scored the first goal in the 3rd minute off of an assist by Lisa Nowakowski (CT). The second goal was in the 51st minute from Kristen Ponchitera (NY) off of a free kick. Caroline Lea (CO), Stephanie Lopez (CA) and Whitney Goodell (CA) received special mention from Region IV for outstanding play.

In their third match, Region IV matched up against Region II. Region IV scored an impressive shutout win 2-0. Kira Sarkisian (CA) scored both goals with assists from teammates Caroline Lea (CO) and Alicia Piz (CO). Breanna Truelove (CA) recorded the shutout in goal. Region IV player Stephanie Lopez (CA) also received special mention.

In a game delayed because of bad weather, Region IV took third place in the consolation match by defeating Region II 3-2. Registering goals: for Region IV were Kira Sarkisian, Brandy Williams and Whitney Dorsey. Assists: were credited to Stephanie Baduria and Whitney Goodell.

THANKSGIVING INTERREGIONAL ROSTERS

1983ís (U-17)

Head Coach: Philippe Blin
Assistant: Kim Byrnes
Administrator: Barbara Karakusis

Name City

ST

Jenny Anderson Mission Viejo

CA

Kendal Billingsley Trabuco Canyon

CA

Stephanie Boyles Arvada

CA

Kimberly Devine Laguna Niguel

CA

Lisa Engel Ventura

CA

Amy Fazio Alamo

CA

Megan Kakadelas Carlsbad

CA

Tiffany Krainik Littleton

CO

Jennie Kunc Maple Valley

WA

Sarah Lombardo Long Beach

CA

Mallory Moser Mill Valley

CA

Carly O'Connor Kentfield

CA

Natalie Sanderson Ventura

CA

Sierra Schlesinger Napa

CA

Kelley Schweighart Solana Beach

CA

Kelli Smith Santa Rosa

CA

Erin Stock Bountiful

UT

Kim Taylor Woodland Hills

CA

1985ís (U-15)

Head Coach: Greg Murphy
Assistant: Stacey Welp
Administrator: Avril Allori

Name City

ST

Nadia Al-Lami Santa Cruz

CA

Jenna Billingsley Littleton

CO

Natalie Budge Tualatin

OR

Amy Burlingham Costa Mesa

CA

Arianna Criscione Walnut

CA

Christina Estrada Fremont

CA

Kari Evans Glendale

AZ

Shannon Foley Rancho Santa Margarita

CA

Adele Letro Davis

CA

Katherine Mahoney Dublin

CA

Kelsey Miller Milwaukie

OR

Laura Munnelly Arvada

CO

Kelsey Rasmussen Gig Harbor

WA

Carrie Schmit La Mesa

CA

Katlyn Ursini San Pedro

CA

Alison Vislay Mission Viejo

CA

Alison Williams Tualatin

OR

Angela Woznuk El Cajon

CA

1984ís (U-16)

Head Coach: Randy James
Assistant: Mike Smith
Administrator: Michelle Moore

Name City

ST

Bonnie Bowman San Carlos

CA

Judy Coffman San Jose

CA

Brittany Cooper Albuquerque

NM

Jennifer Farenbaugh Reseda

CA

Lindsey Hunt San Marino

CA

Pamela Karakusis Littleton

CO

Jessica Keller Highlands Ranch

CO

Anna Key Oakland

CA

Sonya Lee Folsom

CA

Victoria Manchester Costa Mesa

CA

Jamie Mangiardi Fremont

CA

Jennifer Montgomery Colton

CA

Jill Oakes West Hills

CA

Rubi Sandoval Placentia

CA

Annie Schefter Yakima

WA

Romy Trigg-Smith Kailua

HI

Alicia True Alamo

CA

Lauren Zealear Nevada City

CA

1986ís (U-14)

Head Coach: Greg Ryan
Assistant: Eric Oman
Administrator: Kendra Allori

Name City

ST

Stephanie Baduria Yorba Linda

CA

Whitney Goodell Concord

CA

Genna Gorman Golden

CO

Logan Hull Lakewood

CO

Caroline Lea Lakewood

CO

Allison Lipsher Honolulu

HI

Stephanie Lopez Elk Grove

CA

Caitlyn Mackechnie Camarillo

CA

Kandice McLaughlin West Hills

CA

Alicia Piz Littleton

CO

Kathryn Reineke Salt Lake City

UT

Kira Sarkisian Saratoga

CA

Afton Sauer Highlands Ranch

CO

Breanna Truelove Whittier

CA

Dorsey Whitney Wheat Ridge

CO

Brandy Williams Yucaipa

CA

Heather Young Del Mar

CA

Rosemarie Zapata Livermore

CA

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