Four Trojans Called to Action with their Respective National Team Programs|
Jan. 5, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Four Trojans have been called to work with their respective youth national team programs. Seniors Morgan Andrews, Mandy Freeman and Kayla Mills have been called to camp for the U.S. Women’s U-23 team, while freshman Ashleigh Plumptre participated in camp late last month for the English Women’s National Team U-18/U-19.
The U.S. U-23 camp is set to take place in Carson, Calif., at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center from Jan. 6-13 and include 30 players. The three Trojans named to the team is tied for the most from any one program (Stanford also has three selected to the camp).
Andrews, who is up for the highest honor in collegiate soccer, the MAC Hermann Trophy Award, tallied 10 goals this past season for the Trojans, tying her for the team lead. She also added four assists and earned NSCAA All-American Second Team honors, First Team All-Pac-12 and NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team honors. She was also called up to the U-23 camp last May and has been a mainstay in the U.S. Youth National Team circuit since 2008 when she debuted with the U-14 team.
Freeman, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, is another Trojan with extensive national team work under her belt. The senior from West Palm Beach, Fla., earned Pac-12 First Team honors for the second time in her career, along with being named an NSCAA All-American Second Team selection. She was called up to U-23 camp last May, and also competed with the U-23 team in the Istria Cup last March.
Mills, the 2015 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was also an All-Pac-12 First Team honoree in 2016, while being named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team. Like Andrews and Freeman, she was been a mainstay in the U.S. Youth National Team circuit, and was a part of the U-23 camp last May and competed with the team in the Istria Cup in March 2015.
Plumptre was called in to the English Women’s National Team U-18/U-19 camp in late December. A freshman on the 2016 National Championship squad, Plumptre has competed for the English National team at many levels, most recently with the U-23 squad in the La Manga Tournament in March 2016. She also competed with the U-17 squad in the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship in Iceland in 2015, starting all 11 games in the tournament for England.