The Dynamo Woodlands 00/01 Pre-Academy traveled to Raleigh, NC to play in the North Carolina FC Boys Showcase, November 16-18 which had three hundred and twenty (320) college coaching staff from all areas of the country in attendance watching the competition.
Team Results 00/01 Pre-Academy:
- Fri, Nov. 16th @ 11:40 AM v. CCSA 00B Cyclone Black – TIED 1-1
- Sat, Nov. 17th @ 11:40 AM v. 00 NCFC Elite – WON 1-0
- Sun, Nov. 18th @ 11:40 AM v. AFU 00/01 ECNL TIED 1-1
“The ability to get recruited by college coaches was like no other tournament. A well worth experience, I’m glad I went!” Ben Nixon, Dynamo Woodlands 00/01 Pre-Academy.
“It was a great experience being viewed and speaking with coaches from universities you may not have had interest in before.” Luke Sims, Dynamo Woodlands 00/01 Pre-Academy.
“This is an opportunity every player should be given to show his very best in front of college coaches. It is a privilege for the boys to show the Dynamo colors thereby displaying with pride the name that’s made them who they are in soccer.” Frank de Koster (Chaperone).
Team Results - Dynamo Woodlands 02 Boys:
- Fri, Nov. 16th @ 3:50 PM vs Cincinnati United Cuse02b Elite - WON 2-1 (Scorers - Sebby and Ander)
- Sat, Nov. 17th @ 1:00 PM vs Beach FC 02B Red - WON 1-0 (Scorer - Ander)
- Sun, Nov. 18th @ 7:45 AM vs KHA 02B Red – LOST 0-1
“This tournament was a fun experience that allowed me, as well as the team, to learn what colleges are looking for in players.” Matt Hilborn, Dynamo Woodlands 02 Pre-Academy.
“The best part of the tournament was spending time with friends and comparing your team with other teams around the US.” Sebastian Carranza, Dynamo Woodlands 02 Pre-Academy.
“For the 02 boys, this was an incredible opportunity to watch the 00/01s be recruited by college coaches. It made playing in college seem more real and not just a far-fetched goal.” Joel LeBlanc (Chaperone).
“Really pleased that the lads were undefeated over the weekend and had the opportunity to perform in front of so many college coaching staff at this well established showcase.” Coach Nigel Vaughan, Director of Coaching - Senior Boys.