2016 NPL Showcase (Girls) application deadline extended to Saturday; first group of participating teams announced

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PALM COAST, Fla. | Thirty clubs spanning Northeast, Southeast and Central states have been accepted into the 2016 NPL Showcase field. The deadline to apply to US Club Soccer's third annual girls college showcase has been extended to Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

The event - Dec. 29-31 at Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast, Fla. - brings together top NPL girls teams from around the country in 98/99, '00 and '01 age groups. It has quickly established itself as a quality destination for competition and collegiate recruiting opportunities.

During last year’s event, more than 100 college coaches and scouts made the showcase part of their recruiting efforts.

Only teams finishing in the top four of their league’s previous season standings, or who participated at the 2016 NPL Finals, are guaranteed acceptance into the 2016 NPL Showcase.

The accepted clubs:

  • AFC Lightning (Ga.)
  • Albertson SC (N.Y.)
  • Aztec SC (Mass.)
  • Bayside FC Bolts (R.I.)
  • Cedar Stars Academy (N.J.)
  • Connecticut FC (Conn.)
  • Chargers SC (Fla.)
  • Chicago Empire (Ill.)
  • Continental FC (Pa.)
  • FC Virginia (Va.)
  • Florida Kraze Krush (Fla.)
  • FSA FC (Conn.)
  • Jacksonville Armada YFC (Fla.)
  • Lake Norman SC (N.C.)
  • NJ Crush (N.J.)
  • NJ Wildcats (N.J.)
  • Penn Fusion SA (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Pa.)
  • PDA North (N.J.)
  • PDA South (N.J.)
  • Prince William Courage (Va.)
  • Seacoast United SA (N.H.)
  • Space Coast United SC (Fla.)
  • SUSA FC Academy (N.Y.)
  • Tampa Bay United (Fla.)
  • United Futbol Academy (Ga.)
  • Virginia Rush (Va.)
  • West Florida Flames (Fla.)
  • World Class FC (N.Y.)
  • Yankee United FC (Conn.)

“We look forward to welcoming the NPL’s best girls teams for the third consecutive year,” NPL General Manager Leo Garcia said. “This showcase is designed to not only provide an arena for college recruiting, but also to give teams an opportunity to participate in high-level games that will help them eventually contend at the NPL Finals.”

Hotels must be booked through US Club Soccer’s travel partner Tournament Housing Services (THS).

College coaches interested in attending the NPL Showcase should register to ensure receipt of a player profile book and various hospitality benefits.

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