DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke University women's soccer duo of Karlie Paschall and Brooke Heinsohn will embark on a four-game European tour with United States Under-20 Women's National Team from June 30 through July 13 that will take the squad to England and Germany, where the U.S. will play its counterparts from those countries twice each.
The USA will go first to St. George's Park, England's National Team Training Center in Burton upon Trent, north of London, where it will face England on July 5 and July 7. The team will then travel to Rheine, Germany, where it will face the only other country besides the USA to have won three U-20 Women's World Cup tournaments. The matches against Germany will take place on July 10 and July 12.
A native of Norfolk, Mass., Heinsohn enrolled at Duke for the 2017 spring semester, after missing the fall campaign as she competed with the U-20 National Team in the U-20 World Cup played in Papua New Guinea. The 6-1 goalkeeper was the top net minder in the class coming out of high school. She was the Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year for 2015-16 and 2015 NSCAA All-America, while collecting 49 shutouts in 58 high school appearances for The Rivers School.
Paschall, who hails from Brentwood, Tenn., is coming off being named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee. She finished her Ravenwood H.S. career with 84 goals and 41 assists. As a senior, she totaled 18 goals and 13 assists for the Lady Raptors. Paschall also earned MVP honors at the High School All-America game in December.
The USA won the World Cup in 2002 (beating Germany in the semifinal), 2008 (beating Germany in the semifinal) and 2012 (beating Germany in the final) while Germany won in 2004 (beating the USA in the semifinal), 2010 (as the host) and in 2014 (beating the USA in group play). Korea DPR won in 2006 and most recently in 2016.
The U-20 WNT is midway through the first year of a two-year cycle with the focus on qualifying for the next U-20 Women's World Cup and the four matches in Europe add to an preparation schedule that has already included matches against some of the best youth women's programs in the world in Norway, Germany, France and Japan.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brooke Heinsohn (Duke; Norfolk, Mass.), Laurel Ivory (West Florida Flames; Surfside, Fla.), Mandy McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (8): Emily Fox (UNC; Chapel Hill, N.C), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire SC; Newcastle, Wash.), Tara McKeown (San Diego Surf; Newbury Park, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich), Karlie Paschall (Tenessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Sophia Serafin (West Coast FC; Glendora, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (Stanford; Menlo Park, Calif.), Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Surf; Henderson, Nev.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Viviana Villacorta (Beach FC; Lawndale, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Parker Goins (TSC Hurricane: Broken Arrow, Okla.), Abigail Kim (Pacific NW SC; Vashon, Wash.), Civiana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Kelsey Turnbow (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale; Ariz.)