Five players from Eastern Pennsylvania were recognized for their standout performances at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup played in Wichita, Kansas last month.
National Presidents Cup winners FC Ballyhoo had two players on the U16 Boys Best XI - Andrew Jones and Gabriel Diaz - and Diaz was also named the U16 Boys MVP.
Caitlin Kraus, a finalist for Steel United PA, made the U14 Girls Best XI while Southern Chester County SA Dragon Sawyer Valle (U15 Boys) and Keystone Athletic's Kendall Billie (U16 Girls) were also named to Best XI for their divisions.
BEST XI AWARD:
U14 Girls: Caitlin Kraus - Steel United PA 09G Elite
U15 Boys: Sawyer Valle - Southern Chester County SA Dragons
U16 Girls: Kendall Billie - Keystone Athletic 2007 Girls Blue
U16 Boys: Andrew Jones & Gabriel Diaz - FC Ballyhoo 07 Boys Black
U16 Boys: Gabriel Diaz - FC Ballyhoo 07 Boys Black