Riley To Join New Zealand National Team For Australian Tour

Feb. 22, 2008

Cardinal sophomore Ali Riley will fly to Australia and travel with the New Zealand Women's National Soccer team as they play a three-game series against Australia and one game against Papua New Guinea.

Riley's father, a professor at UCLA, was born in New Zealand and Riley holds dual citizenship. Riley played forward during the Women's World Cup last summer, but is listed as one of the five defenders on the squad. She has 13 career caps.

Football Ferns Squad to Australia and Papua New Guinea - club (caps/goals)

Jenny Bindon - Three Kings United (17/0)
Rachel Howard - TSV Crailsheim (12/0)

Hannah Bromley - Central Connecticut State University (4/0)
Abby Erceg - Western Springs (17/2)
Maia Jackman - Western Springs (42/11)
Ria Percival - FC Indiana (17/2)
Ali Riley - Stanford University (13/0)

Simone Ferrara - Ajax of Southern California (21/7)
Annalie Longo - Three Kings United (8/0)
Hayley Moorwood (Captain) - Lynn Avon (25/2)
Emily McColl - Coastal Carolina University (11/0)
Kirsty Yallop - Lynn Avon (9/3)

Wendi Henderson - Upper Hutt City (60/16)
Emma Kete - Three Kings United (4/1)
Renee Leota - Miramar Rangers (3/0)
Merissa Smith - Three Kings United (9/0)

Head Coach: John Herdman
Manager: Julie Hogg
Technical Analyst: Tony Readings
Physiotherapist: Alysha Blackwell
Sport Scientist: Helen Tunstall

Australian Tour-
March 1 v Australia (venue and kickoff tbc)
March 3 v Australia (venue and kickoff tbc)
March 5 v Australia (venue and kickoff tbc)

Olympic Qualifier:
March 8 v Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby, 5pm NZT)

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