Four Women's Soccer Athletes Called Up To U.S. Under-21 National Team Camp

Jan. 18, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford University women's soccer team had four players called up to the Under-21 National Team Camp to be held in Chula Vista, Calif., at the end of the month. Junior Marcia Wallis (Los Gatos, CA) and sophomores Allyson Marquand (Irvine, CA), Natalie Spilger (El Cajon, CA) and Marcie Ward (Alamo, CA) will represent the Cardinal.

The U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team has been active since 1989 and has been highly effective in preparing players for the step up to the full national team. Since 1997, the U-21's have amassed more than 60 wins and advanced to the championship game of the prestigious Nordic Cup all five years, winning four titles. Stanford's Marquand was a member of the team that routed Sweden in the 2001 championship game in Norway, 6-1, to give the US the Nordic Cup title.

Stanford finished its season at 15-4-2 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Women's College Cup for the second time in three years. The Cardinal also tied for second place in the Pac-10 with a 6-2-1 mark in conference play.

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