Ever since the inaugural boys season in 2007, Seacoast United has been part of U.S. Soccer's Development Academy. Now in its second year on the girls side, 2018-19 marks the first time the Hampton, N.H.-based club's girls teams will also play in the nationwide league.
The club, as part of the Northeast division, will field U-14, U-15 and U-17 teams, with their U-19 group slated to begin next season. To preview what's in store, New England Soccer Journal has highlighted some players to watch for in Seacoast's older teams, plus included an overall outlook from girls academy director Chris Scott.
Before delving into that, it's important to note that Seacoast's U-15 team largely carries over from 2017-18 and bears little wholesale change. Meanwhile, their U-17 team is essentially a new group and features a blend of 2002- and 2003-born players. That blend places a greater emphasis on creating a team environment early on, with familiarity not as high.
Let's get right on into things.