Cal South to Host US Youth Soccer West Region ODP Camp
July 4–17, 2021 in Ojai, CA | 2005 Girls – 2006 Girls – 2006 Boys
FULLERTON, Calif. (June 25, 2021) – The California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South) today officially announced that the organization will proudly host the 2021 US Youth Soccer West Region ODP (Olympic Development Program) Camp in July.
The US Youth Soccer West Region ODP Camp will be held in Ojai, CA from July 4-17, 2021, and will feature ODP teams from 12 of the 13 states that make up US Youth Soccer’s West Region: Alaska, California (Cal South and Cal North), Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Cal South will send three teams to the West Region ODP Camp, featuring players who have been scouted, identified, and trained through Cal South’s Pro+ ODP program. The three Cal South teams represent the 2005 Girls, 2006 Girls, and 2006 Boys age groups.
“It’s amazing that we have this opportunity to represent Cal South at the West Region ODP Camp with these three teams of highly talented players,” said Cal South Technical Director, Steve Hoffman. “Cal South Pro+ ODP continues to identify and train players of a very high caliber, and our long history of players being selected to Regional and National pools and teams speaks to the success of our program. Beyond that, our players are sure to have a fantastic time at the event.”
During each day of the West Region ODP Camp, teams will take part in training sessions and in playing matches against teams from other states. All players attending the West Region ODP Camp will challenge each other for selection to the US Youth Soccer West Region Player Pools, which is the next step toward selection to the US National Team Pools. Players selected to the US Youth Soccer West Region Player Pools would next converge in Florida in November 2021, after which selected players would take part in a National Training event to be held from January 20-25, 2022.
The specially selected rosters for the three Cal South ODP teams participating in the West Region ODP Camp are as follows:
CAL SOUTH GIRLS 2005 ODP STATE TEAM
Head Coach: Michelle Myers
Goalkeepers: Alexandra Grashoff (Milan FC), Mia Linville (Laguna United FC)
Defenders: Leyvi Andrade (Real So Cal), Jasmine Delgado (Rebels SC), Analise Odenthal (So Cal Blues), Siena Urzua (Eagles SC), Isabella Ramirez (OC Surf North)
Midfielders: Presley Nevadomsky (Los Angeles SC), Samantha Most (Arsenal FC), Lenea Guerrero (Los Angeles SC), Savannah Estrada (Arsenal FC), Taylor Selznik (Simi Valley SC Eclipse), Vivian Lopez (Legends FC Temecula Valley)
Forwards: Alyssa Marino (OC Surf North), Lavinia Vaipulu (Legends FC), Abigail Cook (Arsenal FC), Samantha Sanchez (Arsenal FC), Jennifer Merino (Pateadores LA)
CAL SOUTH GIRLS 2006 ODP STATE TEAM
Head Coach: John Napier
Goalkeepers: Allison Craycroft (So Cal Blues), Janessa Gonzalez (Oxnard PAL)
Defenders: Gimena Tover (Oxnard PAL), Leslie Torres (Oxnard PAL), Leslie Torres, Natalie Garcia (Oxnard PAL), Alysia Rosales (Oxnard PAL)
Midfielders: Victoria Jones (San Diego), Ana De Los Santos (NVSC Breakaway), Valerie Lopez (Oxnard PAL), Kandace Koerth, Natasha Zuvic (Beach FC)
Forwards: Brianna Chang (San Diego Force), Morgan Bellamy (Empire SC), Natalie Oca, Michelle Monroy (Oxnard PAL), Rylie Whittaker (So Cal Blues), Alyssa Veron (AVSC Storm)
CAL SOUTH BOYS 2006 ODP STATE TEAM
Head Coach: Jim Langan
Goalkeepers: Fernando Aguirre (Albion SC), Vincent Tovar (Liverpool FCIA)
Defenders: Manuel Lopez (VC Fusion), Marco Diaz (Laguna United), Edison Salado (Celtic SC), Cooper Gyles (Bakersfield AL), Christopher Barajal (Anaheim FC), Anthony Jacob Acevedo (Oxnard Real)
Midfielders: Christian Carabajal (Oxnard PAL), Angel Gutierrez (Bakersfield AL), Freddy Lobato (Oxnard United), Nathan Nunez (Liverpool FCIA), David Renteria (AVSC Storm)
Forwards: Mario David Vega (VC Galaxy), Ethan Solano (Pateadores IER), Cameron Shafizadeh (Laguna United Blue), Leonardo Vilalpando (Bakersfield AL), Freddy Mora (CDA Slammers)
For more information about Cal South Pro+ ODP, visit www.calsouth.com/proplusodp/.
About Cal South:
The California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association. Cal South represents over 300 Affiliate Member leagues and clubs comprising our membership of more than 204,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit www.calsouth.com.