Iowa Rush Players Selected for ODP Region II Pool
Six Iowa Rush players were placed into the Olympic Development Program's (ODP) Region II Pool over the last week. These players were identified through their play at the ODP Region II Showcase Tournament in Rockford, Illinois and will be eligible to represent Region II for events in the upcoming year.
1997 Boys - Will Nurre and Kenan Smajlovic (U17 Boys Rush) - pictured to the left at this summer's Region II ODP Showcase
1997 Girls - Gabrielle Gray (U18G Rush)
1998 Girls - Meg Brandt (U18G Rush)
1999 Girls - Megan Gray (U15G Rush)
2000 Girls - Olivia Brown (U15G Rush)
Several additional Iowa Rush players were named to the Iowa ODP State pools:
1997 Boys - Philip Commins (U18B Rush)
1998 Boys - Austin Garcia (U18B Rush)
1999 Boys - Alex Keninger (U15B Rush)
2000 Boys - Felipe Herrmann (U14B Rush) and Dayne Kajewski (U15B Rush)
1997 Girls - Kate Johnson and Sammy Stoelk (U17G Rush)
1998 Girls - Clara Sporrer (U17G Rush)
1999 Girls - Hartley Christensen and Molly Close (U17G Rush); Katie Commins, Julia Johnson, and Riley Whitaker (U15G Rush)
2000 Girls - Gillian Nithang, Hailey Osburn, and Rylee Tilton (U15G Rush); Xoe Etling (U15G Nero); and Kenna Sauer (U14G Rush)
Executive Director Paul Fabry said, "We are proud of the players who have taken an opportunity to try-out and showcase their abilities and talents outside of their Iowa Rush teams. Programs like ODP and Rush Select give our players the chance to play with and alongside some extraordinary talent, while pushing them out of their comfort zones. Congratulations to all of our Iowa Rush players who participated in the ODP program over the last year".
For more information about the Olympic Development Program, please visit www.iowasoccer.org.