The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will make its second foreign trip of the year, traveling to Norway for a Three Nations Tournament that also features the hosts and Sweden. U.S. head coach Randy Waldrum has called-up 17 players and will name one more before the team departs.
The team includes forward Morgan Marlborough, now with Santa Clara University. Formerly with Nebraska, she’ll sit out the Fall season due to transfer rules, and have one year of eligibility remaining for 2013. Marlborough played for Lee’s Summit North high school where she set the Missouri career scoring record with 232 goals. She was Missouri’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2009. You can follow her on Twitter.
She’ll be joined by Kat Mertz, Head Coach of the SLU Billikens, who will travel with the team as a member of the coaching staff. This will be Mertz’s second stint as a U.S. coach this year. In February, she was on staff at a U.S. Women’s Youth National Team Under-15 mega camp in Florida. Follow her on Twitter.
The USA will face the Sweden U-23s on Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. local, followed by matches against Norway’s U-23s on June 17 (6 p.m. local) and June 19 (Noon local). All the matches will be played at Overlands Minde in Stjordalen, Norway.
The roster is made up of top college players and recent graduates who are playing in the U.S. amateur leagues and semi-professional leagues around the world. The roster includes forward Sarah Hagen, who is scoring consistently for Bayern Munich in the German Women’s Bundesliga and recently helped her club to the German Cup title.