The 2017 NEP State Cup Series consisted of five state championship events for 13-U through 18/19-U boys and girls teams: the Connecticut Cup, Maine Cup, Massachusetts Cup, New Hampshire Cup and Rhode Island Cup. Winning teams qualified for the National Cup XVI Finals, July 21-24 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.
This was the third year NEP will host state championship events. In its first year (2015), four state cup winners went on to win national championships. The next year (2016), 14 of the 40 total champions and second place finishers of the National Cup XV Finals came from an NEP State Cup.
“After having a record 39 teams representing the New England Premiership, we are very proud to have had 14 NEP teams playing in the finals with all five of our competitions (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI state cups) represented, and happy to have had eight national champions,” Charlie Fuentes, NEP State Cups Director, said. “We, as a league, are proud of our growth and look forward to continued improvement in our competitions and presence at the national level.”
NEP also sent four officials to the National Cup XV Finals.