09/26/2018 3:53 PM
BRIGID MOLLOY, WNY FLASH 03G ECNL, ATTENDS U-15 US YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP
BUFFALO, NY (September 26, 2018) --- From July 15th to July 22nd, the U-15 Girls’ National Team came together for a training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. One notable attendee, among the 24 selected, was Western New York Flash Acaemy player, Brigid Molloy.
U-15 YNT CALL-UP IS LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT FOR WNY’s LEADING SOCCER CLUB.
U-15 YNT Head Coach Tracey Kevins selected 24 players for their third national event of the year during the summer, including a first YNT call up for Brigid Molloy. The U15 YNT group trained and competed in select friendlies over the week long training camp. Brigid was added to the pool after performing very well throughout the year and having been scouted multiple times at ECNL National Events, including at the ECNL Play offs in Seattle, WA in June.
The experience was clearly a positive one for Molloy, a West Seneca native, who sees this as a great opportunity for herself, but also for others in WNY. “I’m told I am the first player from this area to be called into the US Youth National Team, and I am very proud because it was a goal I set when I was really young. But I am certain there will be more girls from this area who have this chance in the future. I watch the younger players, some of them only 8, 9 and 10 years old, who play for Flash right now, and think they are already on this path. The training, resources and competitive environment the Flash provides is among the best in the country. I have no doubt we will see more and more girls and boys achieving their soccer goals, including making an impact at the Youth National Team level and beyond.”
“This was a great opportunity for Brigid,” remarked Director of Coaching, Rob Ferguson, “but more importantly it was a deserved reward for an incredible commitment to the game of soccer and to her own development. I have no doubt Brigid can continue to succeed at the US Youth National Team level and beyond. We are proud of her achievements to date, we take nothing as guaranteed, and we are excited to be able to support her development in the future.”
Brigid is one of many outstanding players on the WNY Flash Academy ’03 Girls ECNL team, coached by Aaran Lines, who recently finished 1st in the Ohio Valley Conference and made it to the quarterfinals of ECNL National Playoffs. “Brigid’s accomplishments will pave the way for future WNY Flash Academy players looking to be recognized on a national stage,” said Girls Program Director, Rob Jackman. “We are very excited for the future of our program which has many amazing young women from all over WNY training and competing at a high level, day in and day out.”