After competing at the 2017 SYL Finals last December and pushing deep into the tournament, Cindy Rodgers has earned a chance to learn from the pros at the 2018 USL Experience.
While helping lead the Oklahoma Energy FC girls to a championship appearance at the SYL Finals, Rodgers put her ability on display for the SYL and collegiate scouts in attendance. Her performances earned her an invitation to Phoenix this April, where she’ll experience a one-of-a-kind event.
While preparing for next month’s USL Experience, Rodgers took time to tell SYLSoccer.com what she was most excited for, and what her favorite part of competing in the Super Y League has been.
The USL Experience provides top SYL players with some of the highest-level youth competition in the country while delivering a unique look into professional American soccer through the league’s relationship with the United Soccer Leagues, LLC, operators of the Division II USL, the new USL Division III, the Premier Development League and the SYL.
SYL: How have you enjoyed competing in the Super Y League?
Cindy Rodgers: I've really enjoyed the competition and the opportunity to play against different teams we wouldn't have normally played against.
SYL: What’s been your favorite experience while playing in the SYL?
CR: My favorite experience was competing at the SYL Finals.
SYL: What do you most enjoy about playing with your SYL club?
CR: I really enjoyed getting closer to the girls on my team. Also, it was fun getting to play with some of the girls again since we are in different age groups.
SYL: What was your reaction to being selected to attend the 2018 USLX?
CR: I was surprised and really excited to be able to participate in this event.
SYL: You’ll be participating in professional-level training, matches, interviews and more at the 2018 USLX. What are you most excited about?
CR: I'm really looking forward to the trainings and matches, and to meeting new people.
SYL: What do you hope to learn at the 2018 USLX?
CR: I want to learn from the Phoenix Rising FC players about what goes into playing at the professional soccer level, and any advice they have for college recruiting.