Logterman and Moore invited to U.S. National Team training camp
CHICAGO -- University of Texas freshman defenders Stephanie Logterman and Kasey Moore were two of 30 soccer players nationally to be invited to participate in the U.S. Under-20 National Team Training Camp by USA Head Coach Tim Schulz on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The training camp will be held from Jan. 2-10, 2006, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., as the team begins its accelerated preparation for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Women's Under-20 Final Qualifying Tournament, which will be held in Mexico from Jan. 18-27, 2006. The top three finishers in the CONCACAF tournament will advance to the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women¹s World Championship to be held in Russia from Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2006.
Notably, the camp will be the second for Schulz as he continues to evaluate a pool of players that will be paired down to a roster of 20 that will represent the United States in Mexico. Just five of the 30 players called into camp were on the USA¹s 2004 U-19 World Championship squad in Thailand, including starters Meagan Holmes, Nikki Krzysik, Logterman (Austin, Texas) and Amy Rodriguez. In total, 27 of the 30 players are either freshman or sophomores in college, with senior forwards Lauren Cheney and Kelley O'Hara and midfielder Whitney Engen representing the only players still in high school.
Logterman, who played a key role as part of the American defense in Thailand by playing every minute of every match and owns 21 caps at the U-19 level, earned second-team All-Big 12 as well as Big 12 All-Newcomer Team accolades in 2005 while helping the Longhorns' defense post seven shutouts. Moore (Mission Viejo, Calif.), meanwhile, led all UT defenders in scoring with 11 points on five goals and one assist as she was tabbed the Big 12 Rookie of the Year and garnered first-team All-Big 12 recognition.