Local Nordic soccer players headed to national competition

Five Williston soccer players are headed to warmer climates this weekend.

Cooper O’Connell, Trey Tomasi, Tawn Tomasi, Will Yakubik and Laura Jennings are headed to the Y League National Finals at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. from Dec. 7 to 11.

The players are part of the Nordic Soccer Club and qualified during league play over the summer in the New England division of the Y league.

O’Connell, Tomasi, Yakubik and Tomasi all play for the Nordic 15 Premier Boys and will play against teams from Georgia, New York and New Jersey.

Jennings is a member of the Nordic 16 Premier Girls and will face opposition from New York, New Jersey and Florida.