Two called up to U.S. Soccer Under-21 National Team
CHICAGO -- Two Texas soccer student-athletes are taking traveling abroad to another level.
Carpenter and Logterman are two of only 18 players chosen nationally to participate in the prestigious 2007 Nordic Cup, the highest competition at that age level. The 2007 Nordic Cup will be held in Finland from Friday, July 12 to Tuessday, July 24. The American team plays Norway on Wednesday, July 18 in Närpiö, followed by a match against Sweden on Sunday, July 22 in Vassa.
Carpenter, an Allen, Texas native, earned second team NSCAA All-America honors, and earned a spot on the 2006 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America first team. As Texas' top scoring leader in the past two seasons, Carpenter exploded her junior year earning NSCAA All-Central Region first team, Big 12 Championship Offensive MVP and NSCAA Scholar All-South Region first team.
Logterman, an Austin native, is no stranger to the U.S. Youth National Teams having played with the Under-20 (2006), Under-19 (2003-04), Under-17 (2003) and Under-16 National Teams (2002). The Texas defender played on the U.S. Team that traveled to the 2006 Under-20 FIFA Women's World Championship earned second team NSCAA All-Central Region, first team All-Big 12 and first team Academic All-Big 12 honors.
In the 11-year history of the Longhorn soccer program, eight seasons under Longhorn head coach Chris Petrucelli, Texas has had 22 Youth National Team members and two National Team members.
The U.S. has won eight out of the last 10 Nordic Cups. The Americans are looking for another victory after suffering a 2-0 loss to Germany in 2006, the team's first defeat since 1997.