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May 4, 2012 > Local Soccer Player Receives National Recognition

Local Soccer Player Receives National Recognition

Submitted By Victor Juarez

Thirteen year-old Denisse Ramirez, already known for her soccer talent at local and state levels, is now receiving national recognition. Sixty of the top 13 year-old female players from across the nation were invited to attend the second id2 Program Training Camp of 2012 in Irvine, California. Players came from as far as Hawaii and Florida; seven players of the 60 selected, came from Northern California. Ramirez, who currently plays for Union City Premier, is the only representative of the Tri-City area.

id2 Program Training Camps are invitation-only events that bring together the nation's top male and female youth players for four days of competition, evaluation and fun. U.S. Soccer National Team staff and some of the nation's top coaches as well as elite guest coaches and players, attend id2 Program Training Camps. In addition to the on-field sessions, id2 Program Training Camps feature guest speakers, lectures/classroom sessions and other offerings for a complete experience. Every id2 Program Training Camp is attended and scouted by U.S. Soccer staff members. Aided by their time at U.S. Club Soccer's id2 Regional Training Camps, numerous attendees of past camps have advanced into U.S. Soccer's National Team programs.

The training camp held in Irvine, Calif., began on Thursday April 19th. "This was a very talented and diverse group of players," said Gerry McKeown, director of id2 Girls. "The level of play was very good, and I'm very happy with the players we had at the camp. A lot of the players got better as the week progressed, which we were very pleased to see."

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