BLACKSBURG, Va. – Freshman Ashley Meier of the Virginia Tech women's soccer team left Friday morning for La Manga, Spain as the U-20 National Team will make its first international trip of the year. The squad will spend March 1-12 competing in the 12 Nations tournament.
While the friendly competition consists of 12 countries, each team will play three matches. The USA will face its counterparts from Norway on March 7, Germany on March 9 and Sweden on March 11.
The other countries coming to La Manga are Iceland, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, Italy, France, Denmark and Wales.
18 players were called up for the event and almost all of them participated in the first training camp of the year at The Home Depot Center in early February, including Meier.
Check back on HokieSports.com as the freshman blogs about her 12-day trip.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South; Kennesaw, Ga.) Morgan Stearns (McLean Youth Soccer; San Antonio, Texas)
DEFENDERS (6): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), Mandy Freeman (Orlando City; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Hanna Gardner (UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C.), Zoey Goralski (Team Chicago; Naperville, Ill.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Forest, Va.), Isabel Farrell (Washington; Bellevue, Wash.), Rose Lavelle (Cincinnati United; Cincinnati United), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, Va.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (5): Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain, Golden, Colo.), Summer Green (UNC; Milford, Mich.), Darian Jenkins (Sparta; Riverton, Utah), Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.)
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