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Two Huskies Selected to USA U-23 Women's National Team

Rachel Hill (left) and Stephanie Ribeiro (right) will compete with the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team in this year's Nordic Tournament.
May 26, 2016

USA Soccer Release

CHICAGO – Two members of the University of Connecticut women’s soccer team were selected to compete with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team in this year’s Nordic Tournament in England, beginning Thursday, June 2.

Rising seniors Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) and Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) will travel to England this Saturday as part of the 20-person USA roster competing in the tournament. Hill is one of four forwards on the roster and Ribeiro claimed one of nine midfield spots.

The tournament, which features four countries, will be held at St. Georges Park, the sprawling official training center for the England Football Association located about 130 miles north of London.

The USA will square off against the U-23 Women’s National Teams of Sweden (June 2), Norway (June 4) and England (June 7) in what will be the main competition of this summer for this age group.

CLICK HERE for the complete U-23 Nordic Tournament schedule.

The senior duo led the Huskies on offense in 2015, which helped guide the team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2007. The American Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Hill, and Midfielder of the Year, Ribeiro, both earned NSCAA All-American honors for their performances in the 2015 season.

U-23 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2):
 Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Madalyn Schiffel (Avaldsnes IL; Roseville, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (5):
 Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Kirsten Crowley (Florida State; Panama Beach City, Fla.), Claire Falknor (Florida; Dayton, Ohio), Kristen McNabb (Virginia; Montville, N.J.)
                                                                            

MIDFIELDERS (9):
 Meggie Dougherty Howard (Florida; Largo, Fla.), Caroline Flynn (Nebraska; Lincoln, Neb.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Glocester, R.I.), Toni Payne (Duke; Birmingham, Ala.), Morgan Proffitt (Marquette; Columbus, Ind.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.), Stephanie Ribeiro (UConn; Pawtucket, R.I.), Andi Sullivan (Stanford; Lorton, Va.)

FORWARDS (4):
 Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Ashley Herndon (James Madison; Ashburn, Va.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), Tyler Lussi (Princeton; Lutherville, Md.)


 

 

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