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.
In 2017, 59 talented teams will represent the NEP at the National Cup XVI Finals after qualifying through one of the five NEP State Cups. The organization is also sending highly rated referee crews to both the National Cup XVI Finals and 2017 NPL Finals again this year.