Schott Named To U.S. Women's Soccer National Team's European Tour

March 2, 2001

CHICAGO - California All-American Laura Schott was one of 20 players selected for the U.S. Women's Soccer National Team's roster for the upcoming European tour. She is one of 11 players looking for their first international appearance on the senior level.

With the national team veterans in pre-season training camps with their WUSA clubs, U.S. head coach April Heinrichs will lead a young side to Europe for a March 7 friendly with Italy outside of Rome and then to Portugal for the eight-team Algarve cup (March 11-17), an annual tournament which this year features the full women's national teams of Canada, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, China, Denmark and Finland.

Schott was one of 15 players on the roster who participated in a training camp last week at the ARCO U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego. The sophomore forward earned her spot on the roster by being the only player to score in all three exhibitions against southern California college teams. Schott and Washington goalkeeper Hope Solo were the only two Pac-10 players selected for the U.S. National team's European tour.

Schott is no stranger to scoring as she led the Pac-10 in points and goals in 2000 with 47 points on 23 goals and one assist. She finished the year ranked third in the nation in goals per game at 1.15 and 10th for points per game at 2.35 on her way to earning first team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer Buzz.

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