March 3, 2008
Cardinal sophomore forward Kelley O'Hara and incoming freshman Teresa Noyola will travel with the U-20 National team to Cyprus for the Cyprus Women's Cup 2008, a tournament featuring five full Women's National Teams and the U.S. U-20s.
It will be the second consecutive high-level competition for the U.S. U-20s, who in February won a tournament in La Serena, Chile, against the English, Norwegian and Chilean U-20 Women's National Teams. This time U.S. head coach Tony DiCicco's team will face competition against full Women's National Teams from the Netherlands and Scotland in Group 2 while the full Women's National Teams of Canada, Japan and Russia make up Group 1.
Each country will play the other two within its group with the group winners playing for the championship, the second place finishers playing for third and the third-place finishers playing for fifth, all on March 12.
O'Hara and Noyola have each had busy springs with the U-20 National Team. Noyola is set to enroll on The Farm in the fall.
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team Roster
Cyprus Women's Cup 2008
March 2-14, 2008
Goalkeepers (2): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State);
Defenders (5): Lauren Barnes (UCLA), Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame), Elli Reed (Portland), Lauren Wilmoth (UCLA);
Midfielders (7): Amanda DaCosta (Florida State), Becky Edwards (Florida State), Sinead Farrelly (Virginia), Meghan Klingenberg (UNC), Teresa Noyola (MVLA Mercury), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown), Keelin Winters (Portland);
Forwards (6): Gina DiMartino (Boston College), Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Sydney Leroux (Sereno FC), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford), Brittney Steinbruch (Miami), Nikki Washington (UNC).
Cyprus Women's Cup 2008 Schedule
Date Match-Up Venue
USA U-20 vs. Scotland GSZ/Larnaca
Canada vs. Russia GSZ/Larnaca
Japan vs. Netherlands* Alpha Sports Center
Japan vs. Canada GSZ/Larnaca
Netherlands vs. Scotland GSZ/Larnaca
USA U-20 vs. Russia* Alpha Sports Center
USA U-20 vs. Netherlands GSZ/Larnaca
Russia vs. Japan Dasaki/Achna
Canada vs. Scotland* Alpha Sports Center
5th Place Match GSP/Nicosia
3rd Place Match GSP/Nicosia