The PepsiCo Showdown Girls is a high school varsity soccer tournament- the largest in the United States. Each of the 96 teams are seeded and placed in a single-elimination winner’s bracket. College coaches love that they can come to one site and see more than 2,000 players on back-to-back Saturdays. All players and teams participate in the AthletiCo combine, too. Results are provided to college coaches.
Who: High school girls varsity soccer teams.
What: PepsiCo Showdown Girls, the largest high school girls tournament in the United States.
Where: Olympic Park, 1675 Old Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg
2016 dates: All teams play on first four dates: Sat., April. 9 (all teams at Olympic Park Soccer Complex), Tues., April 12 (home/away), Thurs., April 14 (home/away) and Sat., April 16 (all teams at Olympic Park Soccer Complex). Title games - April 24.
Contest times: The locations and pairings for the rounds will be posted on the tournament website for all athletic offices and coaches to see. The 2016 tournament seeding will be announced at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 4. The host school determines the start time for games it hosts.
Overtime scoring: Two 5-minute golden-goal overtimes and state-series shootout will be used for all PepsiCo Showdown games. If the game goes to overtime, it will count as a win or loss toward a team’s overall record.
Past Champions: New Trier over Plainfield North (Aquafina Bracket), Oswego over Deerfield (Gatorade Bracket), 2015; New Trier over Buffalo Grove, 2014; Buffalo Grove over Plainfield North, 2013; Loyola over Lake Forest, 2012; Loyola over Lyons, 2011; Barrington over Glenbrook South, 2010; Loyola over St. Ignatius, 2009; Wheaton North over New Trier, 2008.
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