Mass Premier Soccer and Needham Invit. Announce College Showcase




WALTHAM, Mass. -- Mass Premier Soccer and the Needham Soccer Club have partnered up to add a new College Showcase Division to the Needham Memorial Day Tournament.

The showcase will be held at a separate venue than the 32-annual Needham tournament and will be viewed by college coaches. The showcase event, held from May 23-26 is open to boys and girl’s teams aged U15 through to U19.

Teams registered to attend on the girl’s side include MPS Renegades, MPS Lady Crusaders and FC Stars of Mass. The boy’s division will include MPS Bulldogs, MPS Crusaders, Seacoast United, Inter SC and Nordic Spirit amongst others.

“We are delighted to add the College Showcase Division to one of the oldest and highest ranked tournaments in New England,” Needham Soccer Club Executive Director Mark Miskin said in a statment. “The Showcase Division will enhance our tournament as it aims to attract the top Premier Teams and College Coaches in New England.”

“There are many colleges in the surrounding area and I’m confident we will see an array of college coaches at the event,” said Karl Edmonds, Director of Player Development at Seacoast United.

College Coaches already committed to attend include, amongst others, Neil Roberts (Boston University Men’s Soccer), Ted Priestly (Umass Lowell Men’s Soccer), Jeremy Bonomo (Assumption College Men’s Soccer), Dan Colwell (Boston University Asst. Men’s Coach), Mike Coven (Brandeis University Men’s Soccer), Jim Wade (Colby College Asst. Men’s Coach), Nancy Feldman (Boston University Women’s Soccer), Neil Stafford (Assumption College Women’s Soccer), Sarah Dacey (Babson College Women’s Soccer), Jeff Bailey (Franklin Pierce Women’s Soccer), and Luis Reis (Wheaton College Women’s Soccer).

“It is fantastic news for college coaches in New England that a high level college showcase is being established here in Massachusetts,” said Mike Coven, Head Coach Brandeis University. “Based on the volume of colleges in the Northeast, it would make sense for the top club teams to come here.”

For further information on teams and coaches attending this event, please contact MPS League and Tournament Director Lee Billiard on 781 891 6900 ext 18 or via email lbilliard@mpsbr.com or Needham Soccer Executive Director Mark Miskin on buckymd@verizon.net.

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