Katie Stengel Named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Team
Aug. 2, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest junior Katie Stengel is one of the 21 players who will travel to Japan later this month to represent the United States at the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup, head coach Steve Swanson announced today.
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 at 4 p.m. local (3 a.m. ET) before facing China PR on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. local (6 a.m. ET). The USA will finish the group stage on Aug. 27 against Germany in what will be an extremely rare meeting during group play between former U-20 world champions. The clash between the USA and Germany, who have each 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).
Stengel has been regular member of the U.S. U-20 team during the current World Cup cycle and scored three goals with two assists to help the Americans win the CONCACAF U-20 Championship back in March, securing their spot at the World Cup.
A first-team All-America and the 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Stengel led all ACC players with 19 goals and 46 points last season - both school records.
Stengel is the second Demon Deacon to compete in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup after Kaley Fountain, who won the championship with the U.S. team in 2008.
U.S. Under-20 World Cup Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bryane Heaberlin (North Carolina; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)