The newest women’s club to commit to playing in the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is Sporting Columbus. Established in 2018, Sporting Columbus is a premier club serving central Ohio in the capital city of Columbus.
An official member of The Crew Network since Sporting Columbus was founded in 2018, the Club is connected to serve as a pathway from youth-to-pro. With the addition of a senior team for Sporting Columbus, they can further serve their players by providing an opportunity to keep playing once they have aged out of youth soccer and graduated from high school. Led by Jeffrey Warren, Dave Merrick, and Geoff Starks, the Sporting Columbus leadership staff has worked together for over 20 years developing players in Central Ohio.
“Since the Club’s incarnation in 2018, Sporting Columbus has cemented its status as a cornerstone in developing soccer players in Central Ohio. Our membership in the OVPL highlights our commitment to our girls’ program in extending our development pathway with the addition of a Sporting Columbus U23 OVPL Women’s team. We are very excited to continue developmental opportunities for amateur players and the OVPL provides a very high standard for our promising senior club players, current collegiate and or ex-collegiate players” says Marc Miriello, Sporting Columbus U23 OVPL Women’s head coach.
About Sporting Columbus
Sporting Columbus is a premier sports club that serves Central Ohio. Sporting Columbus aspires to lead Central Ohio in developing high-level players who succeed on and off the field. Youth will become better players and better people at Sporting Columbus.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the Ohio Valley (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) region. Player development is a central focus of the League, as the League strives to promote the region at a national level.
The OVPL seeks to grow the game of soccer in the region by providing a highly competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and provides access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation’s longest running tournament.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.