DURHAM, N.C. – Another former Duke women’s soccer great will be taking the big stage in Europe this summer for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as Rebecca Quinn was named to Canada’s official roster on Saturday.
Quinn is the second Blue Devil to earn a spot in the 2019 World Cup, joining former teammate Kayla McCoy, who was tabbed to Jamaica’s official roster on Wednesday, May 22. Quinn and McCoy’s appointments give Duke three World Cup representatives in program history, joining Rebecca Smith (1999-2002). Smith captained the New Zealand squad in 2007 to the WWC finals.
The former Duke standout is one of 23 players who make up Canada’s roster. Quinn is no stranger to the international stage as a consistent presence on the Canadian Women’s National Team, including an appearance in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where she helped lead her home country to a bronze medal. Canada will open its time at 2019 WWC on Monday, June 10 against Cameroon in Montpellier, France (3 p.m. ET) Second up will be a Saturday, June 15 matchup against New Zealand at 3 p.m. ET, with the final match of group play coming on Thursday, June 20 at noon against the Netherlands. All matches will be broadcast through Fox Sports and Telemundo Deportes in the United States.
A native of Toronto, Quinn wrapped up an illustrious career with the Blue Devils in 2017, capturing United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America honors and being named All-ACC First Team and the program’s first ACC Midfielder of the Year. Quinn, who led the Blue Devils to two College Cup appearances in her four years, finished her career with eight goals and nine assists while seeing 5,499 minutes of action as one of the nation’s top midfielders. Quinn became the highest drafted player in program history when she was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit and currently plays professionally with Paris FC.
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