Tziachris, Bacon earn spots in U.S. Soccer player pools

Tziachris, Bacon earn spots in U.S. Soccer player pools

From left are Emma Tziachris and Chrissy Bacon.

KINGSTON - Emma Tziachris of Cumberland and Chrissy Bacon of Lincoln were both named to U.S. Youth Soccer's Region 1 Olympic Development Program player pools after attending the Region 1 tryout camp last month at the University of Rhode Island.

The Region 1 ODP camp is a four-day session designed to identify the top club players in respective age groups. Region 1 includes the 16 states ranging from Maine to West Virginia. Both players were selected from over 300 girls trying out in each of their age groups.

Tziachris was named to the Girls 2000 pool. A midfielder, she is entering the eighth grade at North Cumberland Middle School this fall. She also plays soccer and basketball for North Cumberland, and she is the daughter of Kathy and Peter Tziachris of Cumberland.

Bacon was named to the Girls 1999 pool. Bacon is a defender and will be a freshman this fall at Lincoln High School. She was the captain of both the girls' soccer and basketball teams at Lincoln Middle School this past year. She is the daughter of John Bacon of Lincoln and the late Andrea Bacon-Costa, formerly of North Providence.

Both Bacon and Tziachris are members of the Bayside FC Bolts U14 premier team that achieved a rare "triple" championship this spring, winning the USYSA R.I. State Cup, the USYSA Region 1 Northeast League championship, and the top division championship of U.S. Club Soccer's New England Premiership.

As part of the Region 1 player pool, they are now eligible to be selected for Region 1 ODP team rosters for a variety of national and international camps and competitions.