State soccer trio selected for roles on national team

Three local youth soccer players recently capped their summers with a trip to Kansas to showcase their soccer skills at the U.S. Youth National Futsal ID trials.

Ten Oaks sixth-grader JJ Chaddick and Lowcountry products Tommy Jenkins, and Deshaun Mitchell traveled to Kansas this summer after attending the combined North and South Carolina Regional ID trials at the Elite Futsal of Charleston facility in March. The boys were invited to the national ID event by U.S. Futsal National Team coach Keith Tozer with ambitions of being chosen for the 2005 National Futsal Team.

At the event, players were evaluated and the top players are chosen for U.S. Youth Futsal Teams that will train together and travel internationally later this year.  Following the trial in Kansas, both JJ and Tommy were successfully chosen for the 2005 National Team with DeShaun being selected as a first alternate meaning that he will be called upon should a player not be able to attend.

“The success of the boys is a product of the hard work and time they put into improving every aspect of their game,” said Luke Krawczyk, GPS Carolina General Manager. “All three are a credit to the club and GPS as an entity. Huge credit is also due to their families who offer consistent support and time to ensure the boys can pursue their potential.”

The U.S. 2005 National Futsal Team will compete in an international futsal event in Canada in December.

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