GH's Bennick guides soccer team to national title

Grand Haven junior Willie Bennick was one of four West Michigan players who played for the Michigan 1995 Boys ODP soccer team that recently won the Boys ‘95 ODP National Championship in Dallas.
Matt DeYoung
Mar 21, 2012

The Michigan squad went 2-0 at the finals, scoring a 2-1 win over Tennessee on March 9, then blanking Virginia, 1-0, on March 11.

In the championship game, Dalton Amez of Chippewa Valley scored the game-winner on a 25-yard shot.

Other West Michigan team members are Eli Appleby of Rockford, Ryan Scott of Forest Hills Eastern, and Ryan Selk of Jenison.

The team is coached by Nick Deren.

Bennick helped Grand Haven’s varsity boys soccer team advance to the Division 1 state championship game this past fall.

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