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Sophomore Natasha Anasi
Anasi Heads to Spain With the U-23 National Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/21/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -   For the second time over the last two months, Duke University All-America defender Natasha Anasi will travel with the United States U-23 Women’s National Team as the squad heads to La Manga, Spain from Feb. 20 through March 2 to compete in the Four Nations Tournament.

This will be the U-23s first international matches of the year against Sweden, England and Norway.  The USA opens the tournament on Feb. 26 against Sweden, will face England on Feb. 28 and finishes the competition against Norway on March 1.

Anasi, who is out of Arlington, Texas, guided a Duke defense that registered a school-record 16 shutouts last season, earned NSCAA First Team All-America and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Defensive Player of the Year accolades.  She led the Blue Devils to a 22-4-1 overall record in 2011 and advanced to the NCAA College Cup for the first time since 1992.

U.S. Under-23 WNT Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma State; Salina, Kan.), Bianca Henninger (unattached; Los Gatos, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Natasha Anasi (Duke; Arlington, Texas), Lauren Barnes (out of contract; Upland, Calif.), Jazmine Hall (Notre Dame; Highland Village, Texas), Camille Levin (unattached; Newport Coast, Calif.), Toni Pressley (unattached; Melbourne, Fla.), Elli Reed (out of contract; Park City, Utah), Kika Toulouse (Virginia; Arlington, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Amber Brooks (North Carolina; New Hope, Pa.), Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Bianca D’Agostino (out of contract; Longmeadow, Mass.), Sinead Farrelly (out of contract; Havertown, Pa.), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech; Las Cruces, N.M.),
FORWARDS (4): Vicki DiMartino (Boston College; Massapequa, N.Y.), Stephanie Ochs (unattached; San Diego, Calif.), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Lindsay Taylor (unattached; Los Altos, Calif.)

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