Nyk Sessock will get a chance to make it three straight national titles for Philadelphia Union Academy / YSC Academy grads when Indiana plays Marshall for the College Cup final on Monday night.
Indiana beat Sessock’s former school, Pitt, on a late goal by Herbert Endeley to take a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish. Sessock transferred to Indiana after spending his first two seasons in college in Pittsburgh.
The Hoosiers will face Marshall, 1-0 winners over North Carolina in the first semifinal, for the championship on Monday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
Sessock, who played all 90 minutes of the semifinal at right back, was a teammate and classmate of former Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero, who won a national title as a rookie in 2019. Romero was signed by LAFC in the offseason after they acquired his homegrown rights from the Philadelphia Union for $50,000 in general allocation money. Sebastian Elney, who graduated from YSC Academy in 2015, won a national title with Maryland in 2018.
Prior to joining the Union Academy, Sessock played youth soccer for the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals.
After Monday night’s final, Sessock has plans to join the Ocean City Nor’easters in USL League Two. Tonight’s game winning goal scorer is also on the Nor’easters roster.