Salmon makes U.S. youth team


Old Mill senior Michelle Salmon qualified last week for the United States Youth Soccer Association's under-17 All-American girls soccer team.

Salmon, who twice has been named Anne Arundel County's girls soccer Player of the Year during her four seasons at Old Mill, has been taking part in tryouts in Boca Raton, Fla. She was expected to arrive home yesterday, said her mother, Carol Salmon.

Michelle also is in a pool with 23 other players from throughout the country vying for a spot on the Olympic Development Program's under-20 national traveling team. Salmon is one of only three 17-year-olds in the pool.

"She said it was really quite an honor and that she's learning a lot," said Carol Salmon. "Michelle joked that this is more like work than fun."

Salmon has been a member of the Maryland State team each year since 1989, and she has qualified for the ODP's Region I team the past three years.

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