Stengel Set for Extended Camp with U-20 National Team
July 10, 2012
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Media Relations (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest junior Katie Stengel will rejoin the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Soccer Team for an extended training camp as it makes its final preparations for August's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Head coach Steve Swanson invited 24 players to the camp, which will be held in Bradenton, Fla. from July 15-30, as he looks to eventually choose his 21-player roster for the World Cup, which will be held in Japan.
Stengel has participated in every U-20 camp this year and ranks third on the American team with seven goals in 15 matches in 2012. A first-team All-America and the 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, the Melbourne, Fla. native led all ACC players with 19 goals and 46 points in 2011 - both school records.
The U.S. plays its first two Group D matches at the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium in Hiroshima, opening its tournament on Aug. 20 against Ghana (4 p.m. local/3 a.m. ET) before facing China PR on Aug. 23 (7 p.m. local/6 a.m. ET). The USA will finish group play on Aug. 27 against Germany in what will be an extremely rare meeting during group play between former Under-20 world champions. The clash between the women's soccer powers, which have both won this tournament twice, takes place at Miyagi Stadium in the town of Rifu near Sendai at 4 p.m. local/3 a.m. ET.