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Vaudreuil set to coach PDL team
January 10, 2003

The Board of Directors of Jersey Shore Boca has announced that David Vaudreuil has been named head coach of the club’s Premier Development League team. Feature article in the Ocean County Observer – Published January 9, 2003.
Vaudreuil set to coach PDL team Published in the Ocean County Observer 01/09/03 Staff report TOMS RIVER — The Board of Directors of Jersey Shore Boca has announced that David Vaudreuil has been named head coach of the club’s Premier Development League team. Jersey Shore Boca was awarded a PDL franchise from the United Soccer Leagues last Nov. 25 and will begin its inaugural PDL season this spring. Vaudreuil recently ended his 14-year professional playing career last October when he retired from Major League Soccer at the end of the season. He is a seven-year veteran of MLS, playing in 176 games and logging more than 13,000 minutes on the field. During his tenure with Major League Soccer, Vaudreuil won two MLS Cups (1996 and 1997) and one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (1996) as a member of DC United. He also played one season with the Miami Fusion (1998) and two seasons each with the Colorado Rapids (1999-2000) and Chicago Fire (2001-2002). Prior to joining the MLS, Vaudreuil’s professional playing experience included stints with the Connecticut Wolves and Hampton Roads Mariners of the USL, Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave of the NPSL and the New York Centaurs and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the APSL. He began his professional career in 1989 with the Washington Stars of the ASL. Throughout his playing career, Vaudreuil was also a member of the U-23 and U-20 United States National Teams. Vaudreuil was a four-year starter for Princeton University under then head coach Bob Bradley. He was an All-New Jersey and All-Ivy selection while at Princeton. The PDL is one of five leagues under the umbrella of the USL. The USL consists of two professional leagues (A-League and Pro Select), men’s amateur league (PDL), women’s open league (W-League) and the elite youth Super Y-League. Designed to help develop players for professional careers, the PDL allows elite high school and college players to compete in a pro-like environment without losing their college eligibility. The PDL was also granted Olympic Development Program status by the United States Soccer Federation two years ago. The Premier Development League is the top national men’s U-23 amateur league in the country. PDL rosters can carry up to 26 players, including up to eight over the age of 23. PDL rosters must also include at least three players who are under the age of 19. PDL teams also have the opportunity to compete against teams from Major League Soccer, the A-League and the Pro Select League on an annual basis in exhibition games and in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Jersey Shore Boca PDL side will compete in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Boca will play its home matches at Ocean County College and will schedule its PDL and Super Y-League games connected to each other in order to create a Shore Soccer Weekend whenever possible. Boca has been a member of the USL’s elite Super Y-League since 2001. from the Ocean County Observer Published on January 9, 2003