Abegg Heads to Second U-21 National Team Training Camp

Feb. 12, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Marisa Abegg of the Stanford women's soccer team will train with the Under-21 Women's National Team later this month when the team holds its second training camp of the year at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The Stanford defender also participated in the January training camp and was one of 24 players and seven defenders selected for this month's camp, set for Feb. 17-23.

Abegg helped lead one of the top defensive units in the country in 2006, starting all 23 games for the Cardinal back line that posted one of the top-10 shutout percentages in the nation (.652). She also helped the team to one of the lowest goals-against averages in the nation (.55) and captained the squad that advanced to the NCAA Third Round. The Lake Oswego, Ore. native is one four Pac-10 players on the U-21 roster.

Abegg and the U-21s will compete is several scrimmages, including a pair of games against WNT head coach Greg Ryan's senior side on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Head Coach Bill Irwin will use this camp in part to formulate a roster that will travel to England from March 9-18 where the U-21s will play several top English women's clubs.

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