Peyton Sefick, BBI Research Assistant, selected to play on Team USA
October 27, 2014
Andrew Cunningham (15, Onondaga Hill) and Peyton Sefick (23, Baldwinsville) have been selected to play on Team USA at the FIFPA Power Wheelchair Soccer World Cup in 2015.
Peyton is a consultant at the Burton Blatt Institute and was on the power soccer National Team in 2011. Andrew is a sophomore at Westhill High School and has been playing power soccer for nearly a decade. Teammates on their Syracuse based club team, CNY United, the two have played together for eight years and have pushed each other to get better along the way. In 2012, CNY United won the Champions Cup, a national championship.
Power soccer was the first competitive team sport designed for power wheelchairs. It is played four athletes per team on the regulation sized basketball court. Players have foot guards attached to the front of their chair to dribble, push, kick, and pass the 13' soccer ball down the court. Team USA has won the only other two World Cup trophies given out and seek their third consecutive.
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