Monroe, Rigamat Named to Pre-Nordic Cup Roster

June 12, 2001

Los Angeles - UCLA women's soccer players Mary-Frances Monroe and Stephanie Rigamat have been named to the Under-21 U.S. National Team's 24-player pre-Nordic Cup roster, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.

Both players will be in San Diego this week for a week-long training camp at the Olympic Training Center. The team will eventually be cut to 18 players who will make the trip to Norway for the Nordic Cup in late July.

'It's a great opportunity for these two players to be in training with the very best in the country,' said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis. 'It's a great chance for them to sharpen their skills and hopefully earn a spot on the team.'

Without a FIFA-sanctioned tournament for this age group, the annual Nordic Cup tournament serves as the top competition in the world for U-21 women. The U.S. has won three out of the last four Nordic Cup titles.

U.S. Pre-Nordic Cup Roster

Goalkeepers: Emily Oleksiuk (Willow Grove, Pa./Penn State), Liz Wagner (Houston, Texas/Notre Dame).

Defenders: Danielle Borgman (Cincinnati, Ohio/North Carolina), Anna Kraus (Sunnyvale, Calif./Santa Clara), Ally Marquand (Irvine, Calif./Stanford), Lauren Orlandos (Lake Forest, Calif./Portland), Vanessa Pruzinsky (Trumbull, Conn./Notre Dame), Catherine Reddick (Birmingham, Ala./North Carolina), Casey Zimny (Coventry, Conn./Connecticut).

Midfielders: Betsy Barr (Granite Bay, Calif./Portland), Aleisha Cramer (Lakewood, Colo./BYU), Jena Kluegel (Mahtomedi, Minn./North Carolina), Lori Lindsey (Indianapolis, Ind./Virginia), Erin Misaki (Valencia, Calif./Portland), Mary-Frances Monroe (East Northport, N.Y./UCLA), Jill Oakes (West Hills, Calif./Harvard-Westlake), Aly Wagner (San Jose, Calif./Santa Clara).

Forwards: Katie Barnes (Mason, Ohio/West Virginia), Susan Bush (Houston, Texas/North Carolina), Alyssa Ramsey (Charlotte, N.C./North Carolina), Stephanie Rigamat (Los Angeles, Calif./UCLA), Abby Wambach (Pittsford, N.Y./Florida), Christie Welsh (Massapequa Park, Pa./Penn State), Veronica Zepeda (Riverside, Calif./Santa Clara).

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