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Philly native Nyk Sessock and Indiana heading to College Cup final

Sessock will try to make it three straight College Cup wins for Philadelphia Union Academy / YSC Academy grads

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Nyk Sessock will get a chance to make it three straight national titles for Philadelphia Union Academy / YSC Academy grads when Indiana plays Marshall for the College Cup final on Monday night.

Indiana beat Sessock’s former school, Pitt, on a late goal by Herbert Endeley to take a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish. Sessock transferred to Indiana after spending his first two seasons in college in Pittsburgh.

The Hoosiers will face Marshall, 1-0 winners over North Carolina in the first semifinal, for the championship on Monday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Sessock, who played all 90 minutes of the semifinal at right back, was a teammate and classmate of former Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero, who won a national title as a rookie in 2019. Romero was signed by LAFC in the offseason after they acquired his homegrown rights from the Philadelphia Union for $50,000 in general allocation money. Sebastian Elney, who graduated from YSC Academy in 2015, won a national title with Maryland in 2018.

Prior to joining the Union Academy, Sessock played youth soccer for the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals.

After Monday night’s final, Sessock has plans to join the Ocean City Nor’easters in USL League Two. Tonight’s game winning goal scorer is also on the Nor’easters roster.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for TheCup.us, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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