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10 area players named to Olympic Development Program national teams



Photo by Matthew Ralph

Nine players from the area have been selected for the 2024 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program national teams.

The players selected include four standout high school and club players from South Jersey, three players from Eastern Pennsylvania and two from Delaware.

The players selected play for area clubs Penn Fusion, FC Delco, Real Jersey FC and SJEB FC.

2011 Girls
Traci Byers, Eastern Pennsylvania, Penn Fusion

2010 Boys
Ryan Potter, Delaware

2009 Boys
Grant Ziervogel, Delaware, Maryland United
Sandro Cunningham, New Jersey, Real Jersey FC

2009 Girls
Lilah Helwig, Eastern Pennsylvania, FC Delco, North Schuylkill HS
Kherington Yezik, Eastern Pennsylvania, FC Delco, Northwestern Lehigh HS

2008 Girls
Maddie Sadusky, New Jersey, Real Jersey FC, Shawnee HS

2007 Girls
Naomi Nnewihe, New Jersey, SJEB FC, Ocean City HS

2007 Boys
Tomiwa Gbalajobi, New Jersey, Liverpool FC, Life Center Academy

2006 Boys
Dylan Pino, New Jersey, Real Jersey FC, Cherokee HS

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, 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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