NHSA would like to congratulate and celebrate Greta Caulton of our 2005 Girls ODP New Hampshire team on being selected for the ODP National Team!
Greta attended the ODP Interregional Event in November where she played for the East Region and competed amongst the top ‘05 Girls across the country! Based on her play in the tournament, the ODP coaching staff selected Greta to the 23-player roster to represent the ODP National Team for her age group. She will be traveling down to Tampa, FL in January to meet her teammates from around the country and showcase her abilities in front of the national staff, top academies, and college coaches.
A statement from Greta on her ODP National Team selection:
“Ever since I was very young, I’ve always dreamed of someday being on the US Women’s National Team. I wrote a note to myself in the sixth grade, saying I hope to someday make it there. But, I was aware of the journey, and I knew I had to start soon. Everyone has to start somewhere. That’s why I’d like to thank all of my New Hampshire ODP friends, for setting the bar so high during my first few practices for NH ODP. I was only in eighth grade during this time, and this was my first time training with an elite group of girls. This helped me realize that I’m done dreaming about someday being on the national team. This could be real.
And since then, I’m so glad that I started. Friends and peers often ask me how I’m not jumping up and down about this news. Obviously I’m ecstatic for my accomplishments, but I also try to be humble about it. This wasn’t just news emailed to me out of the blue. I worked day and night for years to make it here, and I’m so glad the work paid off.”
The entire New Hampshire ODP Coaching Staff is incredibly proud of Greta’s excellent performance in the Interregional Event and now selection in the ODP National Team. Greta is outstanding example of where hard work and taking advantage of playing opportunities can take you.
To learn more about the ODP Pathway and ODP New Hampshire visit our webpage: soccernh.com/odp and instagram: odp_newhampshire