Temperatures in the high 70’s, sunshine, and highly competitive soccer await the Seacoast United Girls Academy as they make the trip down south for the Girls Academy Spring Showcase in Bradenton, Florida.
“We’re going down with our 2006, 2005, and a mixture of our 2004 and 03 girls.” said Director of Soccer, Iain Scott. “This is a great chance for the girls to go up against top competition from around the country, and be seen by national team scouts as well.”
This is the first showcase that the Girls Academy league has been able to host due to the pandemic, and our teams are itching to get started.
“This is the first time in over a year that we’ve been able to travel outside New England, and going up against places with better weather year-round is always a challenge,” said Scott. “That being said, historically, we have always competed well in these types of events and that is certainly a testament to the work our players and coaches put in.”
The showcase will take place Friday, April 16th and continue through Tuesday April 20th. The 2005 girls will get things underway when they face off against San Antonio City SC from Texas, on Friday.
“A number of our players have already committed to colleges, but this is still an amazing opportunity to showcase their talents and be seen on a national stage,” said Scott.
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As the plane began its slow descent on Wednesday towards Logan Airport, the Seacoast United coaches and players from both the Girls Academy and DPL were all reliving some of the amazing moments they had experienced back down in Florida. The group headed down south last week full of confidence but even they couldn’t have know just how successful both programs would have done over the course of a few days.
“But, we always compete really well at showcases so we’re looking forward to it.”
Director of Soccer Iain Scott’s words certainly rang true when he was interviewed prior to the showcase and based off previous experiences, he must have known that this was going to be a weekend to remember. The 2006, 2005, and a combination of the 2004/2003 group certainly left their mark on the showcase after securing some pretty impressive results.
“Seeing teams from all over the country is always great for our program,” said Scott. “Getting to compete against, and match up so well is a strong indicator that we’re continuing to head in the right direction as a club.”
In addition to the older Girls Academy League teams performing well, some of the older DPL teams from Maine and New Hampshire had their chance to compete on the national stage against some of the top talent from across the country. The 2003 and 2004 Maine DPL, as well as the 2005 and 2006 NH DPL were put to the test and didn’t disappoint.
“Overall, it was an incredibly successful weekend for all of our teams and it shows how far the girls program at Seacoast United has come. Now we have to get ready to go back into league play and continue this momentum.,” said Scott.
The overall record for the Girls Academy and DPL teams was 8-3-1. For more information on both programs, please email Iain Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.