Feb. 27, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Incoming Wisconsin recruit Rose Lavelle has been named to the 2013 U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team and will travel to La Manga, Spain, for the 12 Nations tournament in March, U.S.A. soccer announced on Wednesday.
The Cincinnati, Ohio, native is one of 11 players selected that is still attending high school. The 18-player roster consists of three members who were a key part of the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.
Lavelle is the first UW player to be named to a U.S. National Team during the Paula Wilkins era.
While the friendly competition consists of 12 countries, each team will play three matches at the 12 Nations tournament, which runs from March 1-12. Team USA will face its counterparts from Norway on March 7, Germany on March 9 and Sweden on March 11.
The other countries traveling to La Manga are Iceland, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, Italy, France, Denmark and Wales.
Almost all of the 18 players that were called up for the event participated in the USA’s first training camp of the year at The Home Depot Center in early February.
Lavelle was named the Cincinnati Player of the Year by The Cincinnati Enquirer this past season after netting 15 goals and totaling 38 points. Lavelle finished her career as the school’s all-time leading goal scorer (57), earning NSCAA all-region and first-team all-state honors.