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.