Indiana ODP (Olympic Development Program) members Thaddeus Elfreich (2009) and Margaux Henning (2010) and Paige Stanoch (2010) participated on the ODP National teams in the Las Vegas Mayors Cup.
“Indiana ODP and Indiana Soccer are proud of the accomplishments of these three players. We look forward to watching them grow and develop. We also want to thank US Youth Soccer for hosting these events for the ODP players.” - Todd Sheely, Indiana ODP Director
“It is an honor to be able to complement the investment and sincere commitment by the player’s home clubs. It is a joy to see the hard work of the players materialize and earn the recognition by others, especially when compared to players from across the nation.” - Dave Guthrie, Indiana Soccer’s Executive Director
Margaux and Paige lost in the final and finished as runners up. They played up in the 2009 age group and in the topflight.
"I was so blessed to have the opportunity to represent the USYS ODP National Team. One of the best weeks of my life filled with amazing coaches and teammates". - Margaux Henning (2010 FC Pride)
"I cannot express what a wonderful experience it was for Margaux this last week. She made some great friends, and we could see her love for the game grow in the games over the weekend. It is impressive how well the team came together to play after only knowing it other for a few days. Thanks again to Indiana ODP for supporting Margaux and Paige this week. It truly has been such an incredible experience for the girls". - Nancy Henning (Margaux’s mother)
"The ODP coaches were amazing. The girls had such a positive atmosphere to thrive in, filled with high quality soccer. The coaching staff empowered Paige to take risks, trust her decisions and play confidently. I am looking forward to seeing how her experiences carry over to her club team & Indiana ODP. Thank you for this opportunity!" -Ellie Stanoch (Paige’s mother)
"My time in Las Vegas was a great learning experience and so much fun. I learned a lot from the coaches while playing with new and talented teammates. I think we all left feeling more confident in ourselves & proud to represent ODP on the national level". - Paige Stanoch (2010 FC Pride)
Thaddeus and his team lost their first game of the tournament and then won five in a row including the semifinals and finals in shootouts. They also played up an age in the topflight.
"I thought the experience was amazing for Thaddeus. It will be 5 days he will never forget. I love how he now has friends from all over the country that he talks to regularly. The tournament was high-level soccer and gave Thaddeus some things to work on, including agility training and stretching. It required him to be out of his comfort zone a bit, including playing a different position, and although I know he was nervous about this, it also showed him areas for growth." -Alycia Elfreich (Thad’s mother)
"I loved how we got to bond with the other things outside of soccer. It was great how we got to go spend time together on and off the field, with the arcade, M&M World, and dinners. I felt like my teammate became somewhat of a second family. My favorite parts other than on the pitch must be the roller coaster, or the van rides". - Thaddeus Elfreich (2009 Hoosier FC)