While competing in the Super Y League for Palm Beach Gardens, Isabella Grady shined to earn a chance to participate in the 2018 USL Experience.
Making the most of her opportunities to try new things in the SYL's unique regional competition and national-scale events, Grady caught the eyes of the SYL Scouting Network, who recommended her to attend this year's USL Experience, hosted by the USL's Phoenix Rising FC.
While in Phoenix, Grady will have the chance to participate in professional-level training, matches and off-field activities like interviews. She'll also work closely with Phoenix Rising FC players and coaches to learn new things and get a view into the life of a professional athlete.
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?
Isabella Grady: I loved that I was able to try new things that I didn’t usually do and got more comfortable doing things I don’t really like doing, but need to do.
SYL: What’s been your favorite experience while playing in the SYL?
IG: My favorite experience was going to the Super Y Finals and showing off to others that my hard work has paid off.
SYL: What do you most enjoy about playing with your SYL club?
IG: I enjoy that girls come together from different clubs and different ages with different coaches for the SYL.
SYL: What was your reaction to being selected to attend the 2018 USLX?
IG: I was ecstatic when I found out and I was super glad that all my hard work was noticed.
SYL: You’ll be participating in professional level training, matches, interviews and more at the 2018 USL Experience. What are you most excited about?
IG: I am most excited about the training we will receive and meeting Phoenix Rising FC players and coaches.
SYL: What do you hope to learn at the 2018 USL Experience?
IG: I hope to learn new techniques that will help me advance in my soccer career.