1.7.15: The Penn Fusion U15, U16, and U17 NPL teams headed down to Palm Coast, Florida to ring in the New Year at the NPL College Showcase. The event ran from December 31, 2014 through January 2, 2015 and featured top NPL Girls teams from across the country. The event was centralized at the Indian Trails Sports Complex allowing for great collegiate recruiting opportunities. Coach Craigie was thrilled that, “our NPL players could showcase their talents to college coaches at a national event. It was pleasing to see all three Penn Fusion teams play some great soccer and represent the club in a positive way. Already looking forward to the 2015/16 event!”
The girls opened up bracket play with a tough 0-1 loss vs PDA Florida but then rebounded on the second day of competition with a 2-1 win over NPL Northeast foe FSA FC. They finished up the event with a 3-1 win over New York SC and secured the 6 points needed to win the bracket.
The U16 NPL team opened up play against NPL Northeast foe FSA FC in a well-played 0-0 draw. They started the New Year with a big 5-0 win vs New York Rush and finished up with a 1-1 draw against PDA Florida. The team finished the event with 5 points and the bracket win.
The U17 girls ended 2014 with a tough 0-3 loss to FSA FC but they bounced back and rang in the New Year with a 0-0 draw against Manhattan River Plate. On the last day of competition they finished well with a 1-1 draw against PDA Florida.