DURHAM, N.C. – One of the nation’s top young goalkeepers is bound for France, as redshirt freshman Brooke Heinsohn was named to the 2018 U-20 United States Women’s National Team that will head overseas for an extended training camp and to play in two matches from Feb. 23 – March 7.
The trip will serve as a test run for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held this coming August. It will feature two international matches against the France U-20 squad, one of Europe’s strongest youth teams. The USA will play France on Saturday, March 3 at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes before traveling north for the second leg on Tuesday, March 6th at Stade Marville Saint-Malo.
“Getting the incredible opportunity to represent my country while traveling the world is something I have worked for since I started playing,” Heinsohn said. “I could not be more excited to join the team and continue working towards our ultimate goal of doing whatever it takes to win the World Cup.”
Heinsohn is coming off a rookie year with the Blue Devils where she saw action in six contests, drawing a pair of starts. Heinsohn played the full 90 in Duke’s 2017 home opener against Xavier, a 3-1 victory that sparked the team’s program-record 19-match winning streak. She picked up her second win of the year on Sept. 1, playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 win against UNCW.
This will not be Heinsohn’s first USWNT experience, as she most recently traveled to Spain with the U-20 National Team in March of 2017 and was also a member of the 2016 U-20 squad that competed in the U-20 World Cup in Papau New Guinea. Heinsohn has been an active participant within the U.S. Women’s National Team program, starting back with being in the U-14 and U-15 Girls National Team pool.
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USWNT U-20 Roster
Goalkeepers (3): Brooke Heinsohn (Duke; Norfolk, Mass.), Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.)
Defenders (7): Jordan Brewster (Internationals SC; North Canton, Ohio), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; San Jose, Calif.), Samantha Hiatt (Stanford; Newcastle, Wash.), Tara McKeown (USC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich.), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (UCLA; Torrance, Calif.)
Midfielders (6): Sam Coffey (Boston College; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.), Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat; Durham, N.C.), Delanie Sheehan (UCLA; Brentwood, Calif.), Viviana Villacorta (UCLA; Lawndale, Calif.)
Forwards (8): Amirah Ali (Rutgers; Voorhees, N.J.), Jenna Bike (Boston College; Trumbull, Conn.), Chardonnay Curran (Oregon; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.), Civana Kuhlmann (Stanford; Littleton. Colo.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Taryn Torres (Virginia; Frisco, Texas), Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara; Scottsdale, Ariz.)