June 1, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Three Stanford players were named to final roster of the United States Under-20 Women's National Team that will play in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Germany this summer.
Sophomore midfielder Teresa Noyola, freshman defender Rachel Quon, and freshman forward Courtney Verloo were named to the squad Monday by coach Jillian Ellis after a two-week training camp in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.
The U.S. will play international matches against Japan (June 10) and Germany (June 13) in Germany before the World Cup begins July 13. The U.S. plays Ghana (July 14) and Switzerland (July 17) in Dresden before completing group play against South Korea (July 21) in Augsberg. The tournament continues through Aug. 1.
Noyola scored the first goal in the final match of camp in a 2-1 victory over fellow World Cup qualifier Mexico in Chula Vista, Calif., on May 24. Her goal came on a 25-yard free kick. She also assisted on a goal in a 4-0 victory over New Zealand on May 15 in Carson, Calif.
Earlier in camp, on May 13, Verloo curled a right-footed shot from 22 yards into the upper right corner of the net during a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. It was Verloo's first international goal for the U.S. U-20s after scoring 12 in 13 games at the U-17 level.