CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 25, 2016) - Six qualifications to the 2016 NPL Finals have been claimed by two clubs in the Midwest Developmental League (Girls). While girls teams in the Midwest Developmental League qualify to the year-end, league-based national championship event via regular season results, their male counterparts qualify through a league postseason tournament in mid-June in Rockford, Ill.
- U-13 girls: St. Louis Scott Gallagher (Ill.)
- U-14 girls: Omaha Elite Girls Academy (Neb.)
- U-15 girls: Omaha Elite Girls Academy (Neb.)
- U-16 girls: Omaha Elite Girls Academy (Neb.)
- U-17 girls: Omaha Elite Girls Academy (Neb.)
- U-18 girls: St. Louis Scott Gallagher (Ill.)
In the U-13 bracket, the Illinois-based St. Louis Scott Gallagher 02/03 pre-ECNL team edged its Missouri-based St. Louis Scott Gallagher counterpart by one point. The same, slim margin determined the U-18 age group, as well, with the same clubs placing first and second.
In the other divisions - U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-17 - Omaha Elite Girls Academy claimed regular season titles. The club's U-14 squad finished with a 5-0-0 record, the U-15s were 5-0-1, the U-16s were 5-1-0 and the U-17s were 6-0-0.
The 2016 NPL Finals, open to U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups, will be held July 14-18 at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colo. One of the most prestigious championships in the country, the NPL Finals features the champions of NPLs across the United States. Teams play several group games before advancing to knock-out rounds to determine the NPL national champion in every age group.
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