Storms a member of national soccer league

Submitted photoAllison Storms, 17, Batesville, and her Indy Premier teammates have qualified to participate in the U.S. Soccer National League.

Officials of Indy Premier Soccer Club have announced its Under-18 Girls Elite 2002 team has qualified for the U.S. Soccer 2019-20 National League. Oldenburg Academy's Allison Storms, 17, Batesville, along with fifteen other girls from Columbus, Terre Haute, Yorktown, Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel and Bargersville are part of only the third team in history from Indiana to make the U.S. Soccer National League.

Premier Coach Kenrick Ramirez, who led Storms' squad to a fifth consecutive State Cup Championship in May, commented, “Allison and her teammates have worked very hard over the past few years preparing for this historic opportunity and the chance to compete with the other top teams in the country and continue their efforts towards winning a national championship. Their dedication, commitment and desire for improvement has helped them to be recognized by U.S. Soccer.”

Thirty-two teams from across the country earn their spots in the National League based on their proven record of accomplishment in U.S. Youth Soccer regional and national competitions. National League playing weekends are held in North Carolina, Florida and Nevada between December and March each year. Hundreds of college scouts usually attend each National League weekend as a significant opportunity for the nation’s collegiate and U.S. National coaches to see National League players in an environment of meaningful play. Indy Premier is recognized as one of the top soccer clubs in Indiana and will generally field travel teams (ages 10-19) that participate in the Indiana State League, Midwest Conference, Great Lakes Conference, and now National League, as well as various programs for boys and girls aged 2-adults and a semi-pro team.

Ramirez noted, “We are proud of this historic achievement and excited about the future and continued development of this group of girls. We are always interested, no matter what their ages, in helping kids develop their soccer skills.” Anyone interested in learning more about Indy Premier and its programs should contact Ramirez at kenrick.ramirez@indypremiersc.org.