Morgan Selected for Another U.S. Under-20 National Team Camp
May 5, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. - California freshman All-American forward Alex Morgan has been chosen to participate in another U.S. Under-20 National team camp May 12-27 at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Last month, Morgan participated in a U.S. Under-20 camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
'I am happy for Alex to be invited back,' said Cal head coach Neil McGuire. 'She has shown great improvement in her overall game this spring and has worked extremely hard on her soccer fitness. We are all very proud of her.'
This is the final camp before U.S. Coach Tony DiCicco will choose his squad for the World Cup qualifier to be held in Mexico from June 8-28. Twenty-six players are participating in the Clemson camp, and 20 players will represent the United States in Mexico.
The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be held in Chile from Nov. 20-Dec. 7, 2008.
Morgan, who has previously played with the U.S. Under-17 National team, played well for Cal during the spring season, as well. She notched a hat trick in the Bears' 3-2 victory over 19-time national champion North Carolina April 6.
Morgan led Cal in points (18) and goals (8) in 2007. The Diamond Bar, Calif., product tallied three game-winning goals on her way to honorable mention all-conference recognition and Pac-10 All-Freshman accolades. Morgan also was named third-team All-West by Soccer Buzz and second-team All-Freshman by Soccer America.