USC Players Make Their Marks On U.S. National Teams

March 15, 2006

The USC women's soccer team has scattered four players to various U.S. National Team action. Freshman Amy Rodriguez just picked up her third, fourth and fifth caps with the full U.S. National Team at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, while Veronica Simonton, Rosa Anna Tantillo and Meagan Holmes set up to participate in Team USA's upcoming Under-21 and Under-20 team camps.

Sophomore goalie Simonton and junior midfielder Tantillo will join in the Under-21 camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and freshman defender Holmes will continue her work as a member of the Under-20 squad.

This will be Simonton's first call-up to the under-21 player pool. She was USC's starting goalie all season, racking up 74 saves and 11 solo shutouts on the season.Tantillo has been a member of the U-21 player pool before, and is coming off a solid junior year with USC, serving as the Trojans' second leading scorer with four goals and 19 total points in their journey to the NCAA Second Round.

A reliable defensive force, Holmes recently traveled to Mexico along with Rodriguez as members of the U.S. U-20 team that won the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament to earn Team USA a place at the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship.

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