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Anasi to Travel to Norway With the U-23 Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/11/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -  Natasha Anasi, who is a rising junior on the Blue Devil women’s soccer team, will rejoin the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National team as it will make its second foreign trip of the year.  Anasi and the U-23 squad will travel to Norway for a Three Nations Tournament that also features the hosts and Sweden.

The USA will face the Sweden U-23s on Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. local, followed by matches against Norway’s U-23s on June 17 (6 p.m. local) and June 19 (Noon local). All the matches will be played at Overlands Minde in Stjordalen, Norway.

Anasi, a native of Arlington, Texas, last traveled to La Manga, Spain from Feb. 20 through March 2 to compete in the Four Nations Tournament.  She is coming off a sophomore campaign at Duke where she was a first team All-America and ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

The roster is made up of top college players and recent graduates who are playing in the U.S. amateur leagues and semi-professional leagues around the world.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brittany Anghel (Syracuse; East Meadow N.Y.), Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma; Salina, Kansas)
DEFENDERS (5): Natasha Anasi (Duke; Arlington, Texas), Cami Levin (Pali Blues; Newport Coast, Calif.), Toni Pressley (New England Mutiny; Melbourne, Fla.), Elli Reed (Boston Breakers; Park City, Utah), Meredith Speck (Long Island Fury; Rockville Centre, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Amber Brooks (North Carolina; New Hope, Penn.), Amanda DaCosta (Boston Breakers; Somers, N.Y.), Christine Nairn (Penn State; Annapolis, Md.), Meleana Shim (Santa Clara; Honolulu, Hawaii), Ingrid Wells (Kopparberg/Goteborg FC; Montclair, N.J.)
FORWARDS (5): Sarah Hagen (Bayern Munich; Appleton, Wis.), Melissa Henderson (Boston Breakers; Garland, Texas), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara; Kansas City, Mo.), Stephanie Ochs (WNY Flash; San Diego, Calif.), Gabriella Toulouse (Ragsveds IF; Arlington, Va.)

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