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Pathman Set To Train With the U.S. U-20 Squad
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/05/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -  Duke University sophomore Mollie Pathman has been invited to train with the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team from Jan. 5-19 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.  U.S. head coach Steve Swanson has called 30 players for the event, which will feature many of the top performers from college soccer this past fall.

The U-20s will play two 60-minute scrimmages against Shanghai Women’s Football Club of China on Jan. 12 and Jan. 18.  The U.S. U-20 squad is preparing for qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which was slated for Uzbekistan, but will be moved by FIFA.  A formal announcement of the new host country has not yet been made, but Japan is the front-runner.

Pathman, a native of Durham, N.C., was a member of the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team, after registering two goals in the semifinal match against Wake Forest.  The 5-3 forward registered an ACC-best 11 assists on the season, while notching six goals and 23 points.  She was an All-ACC Second Team honoree for the second straight year and received the NCAA Elite 89 Award at the NCAA College Cup for having the highest grade-point average of all the student-athletes at the chaampionship. 

The CONCACAF Qualifying tournament, which will send three countries to the U-20 WWC, will be held from March 1-11 in Panama.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Bryane Heaberlin (Clearwater Chargers; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Abby Steele (Oregon; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (10): Olivia Brannon (Virginia; Troy, Mich.), Kori Chapic (Penn State; Russell, Ohio), Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech; Denver, Colo.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Casey Morrison (Boston College; York, Pa.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simmons Island, Ga.), Kaysie Clark (Missouri; Liberty, Mo.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (UC Berkeley; Pleasanton, Calif.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Sam Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (9): Micaela Capelle (Portland; Gresham, Ore.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Sophia Huerta (Santa Clara; Boise, Idaho), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College; Winchester, Mass.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Kate Schwindel (West Virginia; Livingston, N.J.), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.), Chi Ubogagu (Stanford; Coppell, Texas)

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