Olney Rangers: Welcome

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Welcome to the Olney Rangers' Website 

The Olney Rangers is a top U15 boys soccer team.  The team is currently ranked 1st in the nation, 1st in Region I and 1st in the state of Maryland by www.gotsoccer.com.  The team competes in the USYS Region I Premier League, the top youth soccer league in the US.  In addition to competing in the highest league, the Rangers compete in and have been successful Regional/National Championships and many top tournaments in the US.  Most recently, the Rangers were crowned Champions in the top brackets of three top tournaments: Disney College Showcase Tournament, the #1 ranked youth soccer tournament in the US (12/08); Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament (11/08); and CASL Raleigh Shootout (11/08).   In addition, the Rangers were crowned 2008 Regional Champions and finished as a Finalist in the US Club Soccer National Championships (the Rangers were tied after regulation play and two overtime periods, but lost in pks).  In 2007, the Rangers were  MD  State Cup Champions, and finished as a finalist in the USYS Region I Champions.  In 2006, the Rangers were crowned USYS Region I Champions.  In 2009, the Rangers will continue to compete in the the highest ranked youth soccer tournaments in the US, including:  Jefferson Cup (VA); Dallas Cup, the #1 international youth soccer tournament; and the FC Delco Players Cup (PA).
  
The Rangers are a member of OBGC Soccer, the travel soccer division of the Olney Boys & Girls Community Sports Association.  The travel program helps players to develop maturity, self-confidence and good sportsmanship and OBGC Soccer is committed to making each player's overall experience with the club a valuable one.  OBGC Soccer believes the experience a player has with the club will be beneficial throughout his/her lifetime.


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Coach Pete Wood

Tryouts

The Olney Rangers, a rising U16 team (born on or after 8/1/1993) is holding tryouts for the fall 2009 season and beyond.  The Rangers are the 2008/09 MD State Cup Finalists, 2007 Champions and Region I Finalist.  The Rangers are one of the top ranked teams in the country (currently ranked #4 in the nation) and compete in the top league and most competitive tournaments.  Recently, the Rangers finished first in the USYS Region I Premier League South and were crowned champions in several elite tournaments: CASL Raleigh Shootout, Bethesda Thanksgiving, Disney College Showcase, and Arlington Spring Invitational.  The Rangers practice 3 times a week and play in 3-4 competitive tournaments each season.  The Rangers will continue to compete in top tournaments (Surf Cup, CASL Raleigh Shootout, Bethesda Thanksgiving, Disney College Showcase).  In addition, the Rangers will be applying to compete in the USYS National League. 

The Rangers will have open tryouts at the Route 108 field from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Wednesday 6/10 and Wednesday 6/17.  There will be additional tryouts in June (date/location/time -- TBA).   

If you are dedicated, skilled, athletic, and passionate about soccer and would like to try out for the Rangers, please contact Coach Pete Wood at peteshefw@verizon.net or 301-537-7200 or you can contact our manager, Marlynda Vorv, at mvorv@yahoo.com or 202-460-4489 to schedule a tryout.



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Sunday, March 8
Olney Rangers 2009 Arlington Invitational Champion

The U15 Rangers returned to action winning the Arlington Invitational tournament on the weekend of March 7/8. The Rangers beat SWYA 1-0, Casa Mia Barcelona Bays 1-0 and Norfolk Klinsman 4-0 to advance to the final. In a well contested game they beat ABGC United 1-0 to win the tournament. The Rangers will travel to play in the premier bracket of the Jefferson Cup on the weekend of March 14/15, against some of the best teams in the country.


Wednesday, December 30
Rangers Finish First in Top Bracket of Disney College Showcase

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Monday, November 23
Rangers Win Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament


Monday, November 16
Rangers Crowned Champions in CASL Raleigh Shootout

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Rangers Win FC Delco Players Cup

The Olney Rangers' (U14 boys) were crowned Champions in the highly competitive, FC Delco Players Cup over the 2008 Memorial Day weekend with four shut-outs, fourteen goals for and 1 goal against. The FC Delco Players Cup is one of the highest ranked youth soccer tournaments in the US. The Rangers, who had not played a game in several weeks, got off to a slow start tying the Albertson Academy (NYE) in the first round 0-0. In the second round, the Rangers posted a solid 6-0 victory over the LDC United (PAE). In round three, the Rangers beat Toms River Galaxy (NJ) 4-0 to win their bracket and secure their spot in the semi-final round. In the semi-final round, the Rangers outplayed the Marlboro blue Lightening and won the match by a score of 2-0 -- the Rangers' fourth shut-out of the tournament -- to advance to the final round. In the final round, the Rangers had another chance to play the Albertson Academy, who had advanced to the semi-final round as the tournament wildcard. The Albertson Academy upset the Region I Champions, the New Jersey Gunners to advance to the finals. In the final round, the Rangers had a momentary lapse and the Albertson team managed to get the first and only goal against the Rangers. The Rangers responded magnificently and equalized the score within minutes. The Rangers scored again giving them a 2-1 lead. With the Rangers' solid defense, they were able to hold onto the lead and claim tournament victory. In a moving award ceremony, the Rangers were presented with the FC Delco U14 Boys Andrew McDonough Trophy. This perpetual trophy was named to honor the memory of Andrew McDonough, a 14 year old FC Delco player who lost his battle with leukemia on July 14, 2007. Andrews parents, Joe and Chris, and sister, Ali, were in attendance, and Joe's simple message was touching and affecting. He reminded parents and players to relish the opportunities that they have to play (or watch their sons play) and to cherish every moment. More information about Andrew's remarkable story can be found at www.bepositive.org.



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Tuesday, July 3
Olney Rangers -- 2007 Region I Finalists

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Saturday, June 2
CONGRATULATIONS RANGERS -- 2007 MD STATE CUP CHAMPIONS!!!

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