Eight local athletes from Santa Barbara SC have been selected to participate in the U.S. Olympic Development Program, which is used to identify the next generation of National team players.
The eight players range in age from 12 to 15 years old.
Sam Strong and Justin Vom Steeg, who is currently playing with the full U15 National team squad, have been called up to the 1997 pool, Juan Pablo Alvarez and Carson Vom steeg have been called up to the 1998 pool and Chloe Hamer, Brianna Welsh, Ben Roach and Juanito Zarate have been called up to the 1999 pool.
These players follow in the footsteps of John Requejo who was developed as a player at Santa Barbara Soccer Club. Requejo is currently a part of the US U17 residential program in Florida and a full member of the U17 National team squad.
Santa Barbara SC is excited for these players and would like to congratulate each of them on a fantastic achievement as well as wishing them the best of luck this weekend.