Marshall Attending U-21 U.S. National Team Camp
LOS ANGELES - Nikki Marshall, standout freshman on the University of Colorado women's soccer team and the 2006 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, is currently at training camp for the U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team.
Marshall was the Big 12's leading scorer with 17 goals and three assists, and earned a slew of honors following the 2006 season.
It's the second year in a row that a Buff has been called into U-21 camp, as senior Katie Griffin got the call a year ago and was selected to the 2006 Nordic Cup team. This marks Marshall's first invitation to a U.S. Soccer national camp.
This is the first training camp of the new year for the U-21 side, and has been underway since January 13 and will wrap up on the 20th at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Twenty-six players have been confirmed with the possibility of two more being added. Just three players on the roster ? Cori Alexander, Brittany Taylor and Amanda Cinalli -- were on the USA's 2006 Nordic Cup team, which fell in the championship game to Germany, breaking a streak of seven consecutive Nordic Cup titles for the USA.
The U-21s scrimmaged the full Women's National Team in a pair of matches on January 15 at the HDC at 12 and 2 p.m.
U.S. U-21 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Cori Alexander (Portland), Ashley Holder (Baylor), Kim Bingham (Arizona State), Joslyn Slovek (LMU);
DEFENDERS (6): Marisa Abegg (Stanford ), Jordan Angeli (Santa Clara), Marian Dalmy (Santa Clara), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Carly Peetz (Nebraska), Brittany Taylor (UConn);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Ameera Abdullah (Florida), Stacy Bishop (Florida), Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Ali Krieger (Penn State), Allison Martino (Texas A&M), Amanda Poach (Santa Clara), Kelly Rowland (Florida State), Meghan Schnur (UConn);
FORWARDS (7): Amanda Cinalli (Notre Dame), Whitney Engen (UNC), Adele Letro (Utah), Nikki Marshall (Colorado), Ella Masar (Illinois), Jessica Rostedt (Virginia), Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame)