Seacoast United U18 Academy Become 1st SUSC Team to Clinch Playoff Berth

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Seacoast United’s U18 Academy team clinched a playoff berth earlier today in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program.  This is the first Seacoast United team to advance to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs, and the boys did so ahead of clubs such as the New England Revolution and FC Greater Boston Bolts.  

Seacoast United’s U18 Academy team clinched a playoff berth earlier today in the US Development Academy Program.  This is the first Seacoast United team to advance to the U.S Soccer Development Academy playoffs, and the boys did so ahead of clubs such as the New England Revolution and FC Greater Boston Bolts.  Read more on the US Development Academy playoffs here.

Read the letter from US Youth Soccer Technical Director Claudio Reyna here.

“I wanted to pass on my congratulations to all of the U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy players, parents, coaches and Cathy Costello for all of the efforts put forth this season," said Paul Willis, Seacoast United Executive Director.  "You are the first team in the Club’s history to qualify for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy play-offs and you have done so ahead of some great Clubs in New England such as the Boston Bolts, Oakwood, South Central Premier and MLS New England Revolution.  You deserve to go to Texas as part of the play-offs because you genuinely earned it and I believe it is a fitting tribute to a great bunch of lads.  While the U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy prepare to take off for the Four Nations event in Newcastle and seeing the folks at Oxford United, it brings back fond memories of last years trip and how well you equipped yourselves on and off the field representing Seacoast United and the USA.  While college pre-season is coming close I truly hope that all of you will go in and give it everything you have and enjoy a wonderful college experience.  Part of our starting involvement in the PDL and NPSL was to do with having a home for our players and furthering your chances to go as far as you can.  On behalf of everyone associated with the Seacoast United organization, we are genuinely proud of all of you and appreciate your efforts in representing Seacoast United in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy the way you did.  Best wishes to all of you and I look forward to seeing you during the summer.  Enjoy graduation and Good Luck”.