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SYL Tabs Seven Boca Standouts
September 27, 2005

SYL Tabs Seven Boca Standouts

Named to Super Y-League Divisional Select Teams for 2005

TOMS RIVER, NJ (September 27, 2005) – Seven Jersey Shore Boca standouts have been named to the Super Y-League Mid-Atlantic Divisional Olympic Development Program teams and will participate at the SYL National Team Camps that will be held in January 2006 in Cocoa, Florida as announced by the league earlier this week.

The seven Boca players selected include defender Nassir Silway (Plainsboro) from the Boca U13 team, defender Alex Titus (Cherry Hill) and midfielder Andrew Kroh (Mt. Laurel) from the Boca U15 team and defender Jonathan Freimark (Montgomery), forward Stanley Touze (Hamilton), midfielder Varlee Koon (Hamilton) and defender Kyle Altenau (West Long Branch) from the Boca U16 team.

The seven Boca players selected represent some the top U.S. based players during the USL Super Y-League 2005 Season and the top American citizen players within the Canadian clubs.

For Koon, this will be the third consecutive year he has been identified as one of the SYL’s top players as he has been previously selected to the SYL Divisional teams in his appropriate age group after the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

This is the second consecutive year that Altenau, Touze and Kroh have been selected to the Super Y-League Regional Divisional teams while Silway, Titus and Freimark will be making their first appearance with their respective SYL Divisional Teams.

Over the course of the 2005 season, players were scouted by the league’s ODP Scouting Network, which comprised of the nearly 600 coaching staff members of clubs across the nation.

With the active involvement of the ODP Scouting Network during the season, players were evaluated for their technical ability on the field during league play for selection to the 18-player ODP Divisional Team roster.

The scouting staff was lead by USL Super Y-League Technical Director, Perry Van Der Beck.

“Players and coaches now recognize that this ODP system is providing new opportunities for the elite player to be identified for US National Team Programs,” commented Van Der Beck. “The Super Y-League ODP Scouting Network offers a tremendous amount of resources for aiding the US National Team Coaching Staff in identifying players.”

The next step for the seven Boca Divisional ODP Teams is attendance at the Nation al ODP Camps, where they will be placed in an intense training and competitive environment for identification to US National Team Programs.

Various members of the US National Team Coaching Staff will be present, working with Van Der Beck and other ODP Staff Coaches to identify players.

The ODP National Camps will take place at the Cocoa Expo (Cocoa, FL) from January 12-15, 2006 for the U15, U16, U17 Boys and January 26-29, 2006 for the U13, U14 Boys.

In addition to the primary focus of identifying players for US National Team Programs, many of the country’s top collegiate soccer coaches will be in attendance scouting players for their programs.

The SYL began its player selection camps after the 2003 season and has worked on developing this new system for player identification in the United States over the past few years.

Since the SYL player selections began three years ago, the league has identified thirty Jersey Shore Boca standouts for selection to Regional/Divisional teams and attendance at the SYL National Teams Camps.

Jersey Shore Boca has been a fixture in the soccer community since 1978 and is one of the most respected soccer clubs on the East Coast. The club is celebrating its 27-year anniversary in 2005.

The club competed in the United Soccer Leagues elite Super Y-League for the fifth straight year in 2005 fielding five SYL teams.

Jersey Shore Boca is the only soccer club from Monmouth or Ocean County (NJ) that has been a member of the Super Y-League the last five years.

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