July 2, 2010

Butler Players Headed To Youth Soccer Nationals

Butler sophomore Tyler Pollock and incoming freshmen Adam Glanzer, Ade Oluyedun and Joel Zimmerly have earned the opportunity to play for a national title at the U. S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas, July 20-25.  The four helped their club teams capture Region II championships on June 30.

Pollock, a starting forward on Butler’s Horizon League championship squad last fall, helped the Columbus (OH) Crew Juniors to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Wizards in the Regional II U19 title game.  The match was tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation play, but the Crew Juniors prevailed in overtime.

Glanzer, Oluyedun and Zimmerly earned their trip to the nationals by helping Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minn.) to a 4-2 victory over Javanon 92 (Ky.) in the Region II U18 championship game.  Javanon 92 had entered the match as a two-time regional champion.

Champions from the four U.S. Youth Soccer regions will gather at the Overland Park Soccer Complex and begin round-robin play on July 21.  The national championship matches will be held July 24-25.