The Maryland State ODP sent 16 teams to the 2015 Region I ODP Tournament in Mercer County, New Jersey this past weekend. The participating Maryland State ODP teams were as follows:
Team Record Team Record
2002 Boys A 2-0-1 2002 Girls A 3-0-0
2002 Boys B 0-2-1 2002 Girls B 1-2-0
2002 Boys C 1-0-2 2002 Girls C 0-3-0
2001 Boys A 1-0-2 2001 Girls A 3-0-0
2001 Boys B 0-1-2 2001 Girls B 1-2-0
*2000 Boys 2-0-1 *2000 Girls 3-0-0
*1999 Boys 1-0-2 *1999 Girls 2-0-1
1998 Boys 2-1-0 1998 Girls 2-1-0
*Advanced to the semi-finals
The 2002 (U13) and 2001 (U14) age groups played a festive format while the 2000 (U15), 1999 (U16) and 1998 (U17) age groups played a championship format where they participated in bracket play this past weekend. Every team played three games over the course of the weekend. The 16 teams representing the Maryland State ODP played a total of 48 games and had a combined win-loss-tie record of 24-12-12 with 104 goals for and 60 goals against. Maryland tiered the 2002 and 2001 teams where the top players were placed on the A teams. The A teams for Maryland did not lose a single game all weekend (9-0-3).
Maryland State ODP had four out of the possible six teams (U15-17’s) earn their place in the semi-finals which were held in Kirkwood, Delaware on June 20. The four teams were the 2000 Boys, 2000 Girls, 1999 Boys and the 1999 Girls. The 2000 Boys lost in the semi-finals while the 2000 Girls, 1999 Boys and the 1999 Girls advanced to the finals. The 1999 Boys lost 1-0, the 2000 Girls lost 4-1 and the 1999 Girls lost 5-4 in PK shootout. These teams proved that they contained some of the best players in the entire region by beating nearly every team that they played from across Region I. These players will be looking to earn a spot on the Region I Pool for their age group and gender at the upcoming Region I ODP Identification Camps.
Please visit the Region I ODP Tournament website for more information regarding the Maryland State ODP opponents and individual game scores from this past weekend and to see the game times and opponents for the upcoming semi-finals (once made available by Region I): http://events.gotsport.com/events/Default.aspx?eventid=44694
Players desiring to represent their state, while receiving high-level training and the opportunity to earn a spot on the Regional or National pool for their age group and gender, should register to tryout for the 2016 Maryland State ODP this fall. Information pertaining to online tryout registration will be available on the MSYSA website (http://www.msysa.org/odp/index_E.html) beginning in early September.