North Adams, MA- Trailblazer graduate Edward Boateng of the Men's Soccer program has signed on with the Seacoast United Phantoms of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) for the remainder of the summer. The NPSL is a nationwide league that competes regionally and has grown throughout the last 15 years.
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the successor to the Men's Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002. The league started in the West Region with teams from the Northern California area. In 2005, the league expanded to a national format with the introduction of a Midwest region. The NPSL expanded further in 2007 by adding a Northeast region.
In 2011, with the addition of a Southeast region, the National Premier Soccer League has truly become a nationwide league. In 2014, NPSL became the largest national soccer league in the US Soccer development pyramid with over 80 teams all over the country. Over 30 expansion teams joined the NPSL for the 2014 season, and the league is nearing the entrance of its 100th team.
Boateng was a four year standout for head coach Adam Hildabrand as he was named All Conference in each of his four seasons as a Trailblazer. Boateng ended his career with 12 goals and 11 assists during his time in North Adams. He started 43 games in his career and graduated just a few weeks ago.
His first game with Seacoast is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th against TSF FC.
***Portions of release courtesy of NPSL.com