Stengel Called Into Training Camp for U.S. U-20 Team
April 5, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest sophomore forward Katie Stengel was one of 25 players called into the April training camp for the U.S. U-20 National Team which will take place at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. from April 9-15. The camp will feature two full international matches against the China U-20 Women's National Team on April 12 and 15.
In March, Stengel helped lead the U.S. U-20 team to its second-straight CONCACAF title as they defeated Canada 2-1 in Panama City, Panama in the championship match. The Wake Forest sophomore had three goals and three assists in the tournament in which she started four of the five games, including the championship match.
The CONCACAF semifinal appearance qualified the U.S. team for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will be held from Aug. 18 through Sept. 8 in five Japanese cities - Miyagi, Saitama, Tokyo, Kobe and Hiroshima. Stengel and the U.S. team are looking to capture their third World Cup Their last title came in 2008 in Chile when they defeated North Korea in the finals. Wake Forest defender Kaley Fountain was a member of that team.
The 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Stengel finished as the conference's scoring leader with 19 goals and 46 points - both Wake Forest single-season records - to help lead the Demon Deacons to their first-ever College Cup. In addition to earning First Team All-America honors from the NSCAA, the first-ever Deacon to do so, she was a semifinalist for the prestigious M.A.C. Hermann Trophy.
U.S. U-20 WNT Training Camp Roster by Position: