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2012 Top 30 Girls Rankings
January 16th, 2013 2:27AM

TAGS:  u.s. club soccer, u.s. youth soccer, youth girls


[SOCCER AMERICA BEST CLUBS] The Players Development Academy, known as PDA, is again first in Soccer America's 10th annual girls rankings. The New Jersey club edged out Sting and Eclipse Select, which switched places at No. 2 and No. 3.

In 2012, PDA's U-14s, U-15s and U-16s were all seeded as No. 3 at the ECNL national finals. Five PDA players attended U-14 national team camps: Jaylyn Thompson, Alexa Ferreira, Nicole Whitley, Evangeline Soucie and Frankie Tagliaferri, one of two '99 players in the program.

In 2011, the Slammers' U-15 title ended the New Jersey club's seven-year drought at the U.S. Youth National Championships and PDA was also one of only two clubs to place two teams in the top five in the ECNL.

In 2010, the Tsunami won the U-17 Elite Clubs National League championship and the Charge was the runner-up in the U-16 division.

Criteria: Soccer America selects the top 30 clubs based on success of their teams in national youth competitions over the last three years (2010-12) and the selection of their current players to national youth teams and other national youth events in 2012.

2012 Top 30 Girls Rankings
1. PDA
2. Sting
3. Eclipse Select
4. Mustang
5. Slammers FC
6. Colorado Rush
6. Michigan Hawks
8. Dallas Texans
10. San Diego Surf
11. Lonestar
11. FC Stars of Massachusetts
13. So Cal Blues
14. Arsenal
15. Real Colorado
16. KCFC
17. MVLA
18. Crossfire
18. Concorde Fire
20. Bethesda SC
21. Solar
21. GSA Phoenix
23. Real So Cal
24. Legends FC
24. Scorpions
26. West Coast FC
26. Ohio Premier Eagles
28. Ohio Elite
29. TSC Hurricane
30. Carmel United

No. 1 Girls Clubs
2003 -- Bethesda SC
2004 -- San Diego Surf
2005 -- Dallas Texans
2006 -- Dallas Texans
2007 -- Eclipse Select
2008 -- Dallas Texans
2009 -- Dallas Texans
2010 -- Dallas Texans
2011 -- PDA
2012 -- PDA

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