As the club enters the first fall season in the Girls Development Academy two players (Sarah Piper / Samantha Estrada) have just been recently invited to attend the US U-18 WNT camp in Fairfax, Virginia from August 6-14. Head Coach Jaime Frias has called up 28 players, 25 born in 2000 and three in 1999. The Houston Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only youth club in the city of Houston to offer this national level of competition.
“Every opportunity is a gift from above. I would also like to thank the club for all their support and guidance over the time period I have been associated with them. They have been a tremendous help in my development.” Sammy Estrada, U18 DA Girls.
“I am very excited to be invited into the U18 WNT training camp in Virginia and looking forward to the new DA season in terms of the high quality training and competition.” Sarah Piper, US U18 GDA / U18 WNT.
“Having two players on the same National team is amazing. We are so proud of Sarah, who continues to do great things and very excited for Sammy who is getting a well deserved invitation. I am also happy for their parents and coaches who have provided guidance and helped them develop. As the only Girls DA club in Houston, the Dash will continue to work with US Soccer and provide similar opportunities for players in all the age groups. Both Sammy and Sarah are committed players, responsible young ladies and tremendous role models who continue to be rewarded for their efforts.” Nick O’Shea, Girls Developmental Academy Director