Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is proud to announce 8 student athletes who are participating in the Olympic Development Program for soccer and have been invited to compete in the ODP Championships in Auburndale, Florida. 7th graders Isaac Dalhart, Kate Johnson, Eryn Owens, Matt Russo, and Heather Walski, and 6th graders Ava Crimi, Anna Maria Russo, and Peter Walski were invited on individual merit and skill to compete against top players from the OPD Soccer South Region. The region includes teams from Georgia, Florida, South Texas El Paso, South Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina West and North Texas.
The Alabama Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program seeks to provide opportunities for top-level players and through rigorous talent identification and training. Players are evaluated on an individual basis and receive training to prepare them to compete at an elite level. Through the ODP program, players have an opportunity to compete with other elite players from the local level all the way to international level of play. Scouts from colleges, Major League Soccer, and US Soccer often attend events and help to further the careers of future soccer players.