Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 07/15/2014
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SEATTLE, Wash. – Duke University senior Kelly Cobb has received the call to train with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team July 15-22 in Seattle, Wash. Head coach Steve Swanson named a 24-player roster for its third training camp of the year.
This will be the first action with the U.S. National Team for Cobb since helping lead the U-20 squad to the gold medal at the World Cup in Japan with a 1-0 victory over Germany in 2012.
Over the last two years, Cobb has struggled with injuries scoring nine goals and dishing three assists in 34 matches. A native of Chugiak, Alaska, Cobb opened her career at Duke with 11 goals, nine assists and 31 points in 2011 as the Blue Devils advanced to the National Championship match. The 5-9 forward looks to close her Duke career strong in 2014.
Duke opens preseason practice Aug. 6 in Durham.
U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest; Cincinnati, Ohio), Megan Kufeld (Washington; Fremont, Calif.), Abby Smith (Texas; Dallas, Texas) DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Caprice Dydasco (UCLA; Honolulu, Hawaii), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Lexington, Ky.), Kristin Grubka (Florida State; Melbourne, Fla.), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech; Denver, Colo.), Bri Pugh (Oregon; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Emily Sonnett (Virginia; Marietta, Ga.) MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown; Greenbrook, N.J.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mary Luba (Marquette; Shorewood, Wis.), Rachel Mercik (California; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.), Riley Ridgik (Wake Forest; Ojai, Calif.), Kylie Strom (Boston University; Endicott, N.Y.) FORWARDS (6): Kelly Cobb (Duke; Chugiak Alaska), Ashleigh Ellenwood (Arkansas; Michigan City, Ind.), Jannelle Flaws (Illinois; Glenview, Ill.), Shea Groom (Texas A&M; Liberty, Mo.), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College; Winchester, Mass.), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; West Melbourne, Fla.)