Barons Named to SYL ODP National Select Team

Gio Tacconelli, MJ Nestor & Josh Edgar impressed at the SYL ODP National Camp

TAMPA – United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League ODP National Camps for their ‘92-’95 boys wrapped up on March 2nd in northwest Tampa, Florida. Three South Jersey Barons Gio Tacconelli, MJ Nestor and Joshua Edgar were named to the National Select Team .

TAMPA – United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League ODP National Camps for their ‘92-’95 boys wrapped up on March 2nd at Ed Radice Sports Complex in northwest Tampa, Florida. The final day of the event consisted of one final match, the SYL ODP National Camp All-Star game for each of the three age divisions. 

The ’92, ’93 and ‘94/’95 matches all began at 9:30 AM. After all the SYL ODP matches were complete, the coaches met for one final time to produce the 2009 Super Y-League Select Team rosters for the three age divisions. It was announced that Giovanni Tacconelli (U17 Barons/92’ Boys), Micheal ’MJ’ Nestor (U17 Barons/92’ Boys) and Joshua Edgar (U16 Barons/93’ Boys) were selected to the SYL ODP National Select Teams in there respective age groups.

South Jersey Barons Coach John Thompson who is a Regional SYL ODP Scout for the Mid-Atlantic Division was one of the coaches running the camp and evaluating players was impressed with the Barons players. "The Six Barons players down in Florda created alot of buzz amongst the coaching staff, I constantly heard good comments about them in our meetings. Josh Edgar in particular showed great character, he was promoted from the ’B’ group on the penultimate day, to the All-Star game on the final day and then named on the National Select Team. He never quit and raised his game when it mattered the most."

Whilst not named to the National Select Team Mackenzie Scott (U17 Barons/92’Boys) and Jerry Guzzo (U17 Barons/’92 Boys) were both selected to play in the final All-Star Game. Congratulations to all the Academy players who represented out club with great professionalism in Tampa.

For the full list of players selected to the National Select Team please click on this link to the USL Website.

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