Soccer sends two to U.S. Women's National Team Training Camps
April 13, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas freshman Alexa Gaul and junior Erica Campanelli were selected to train with the U.S. Women's Soccer National Teams in their respective age groups, as announced by the organization earlier this month.
Gaul, a goalkeeper from Naperville, Ill., has been chosen as one of 26 to participate in the U.S. U-20 training camp held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The camp, led by head coach Jill Ellis, will help finalize a roster for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany. This will be Gaul's fourth appearance with the U.S. National Team, including a cap with the U-20 team in February at the La Manga Cup in Spain.
Campanelli, a defender from Plano, Texas, will attend the U.S U-23 training camp in Corvallis, Oregon from April 18-25. Campanelli was one of 23 collegiate athletes selected who will spend the week under the coaching of Bill Irwin. This camp serves as Campanelli's third stint with the U.S. Women's National Team, as she was also a member of the U-16 team in 2005 and U-15 team in 2004.
During their time in training camp, Gaul and Campanelli will each take part in matches. Gaul and the U-20 group will split its squad to face the Ajax Women's Club and the U.S. U-18 Women's National Team on April 14. Campanelli and the U-23 team will take on Oregon State and the University of Portland during their training camp.