Studer called into US U-23 Camp
PULLMAN, Wash. - After finishing her stellar first season in the Crimson and Gray, Sydney Studer will trade in her Coug gear for the Red, White, and Blue this winter as the senior is one of 18 players to be called into training camp for the U.S. Under-23 Women's Youth National Team. Studer will head to Austin, Texas from Jan. 23-28 to take part in the first training camp for the team in nearly two years. Studer becomes the next in line for the Cougs to be called into the youth camp joining freshman keeper Nadia Cooper who was called into U-20 camp at the end of December. Most recently, the Cougs have had a pair of former players called into full national team duty with Morgan Weaver earning her first cap in November while Trinity Rodman heads to USWNT January camp for her first call up.
Studer is one of seven college players to be called into camp joining 11 NWSL professionals. The U-23s will be a part of a closed-door scrimmage against the full USWNT at the end of training camp as the full team is training in Austin as well to open the year.
Studer heads to Texas coming off of an all-region season in her first year at WSU, her second-consecutive all-region award. A spark plug in the middle of the field, Studer took over the Cougs' midfield attack as she scored two goals and recorded a team-high six assists in 2021 including one in the Cougs' 3-0 win over Montana in her first career postseason contest. The senior transfer really made her mark down the stretch in Pac-12 play as she scored a brilliant game-tying goal against UCLA Oct. 24 to help WSU earn the draw against the conference champion Bruins and kick off the team's late season push towards the postseason. She continued her stellar play in the final weeks of the season as she recorded game-winning assists against both Oregon State and Washington to close out the regular season. Her three games with an assist at the end of the season tied the program record for consecutive contests with an assist, becoming the 10th Coug to achieve the feat.
The U-23s have not had any activity since the fall of 2019. The team was set to begin its 2020 schedule by participating in the Thorns Spring Invitational, a pre-season tournament against NWSL teams in Portland, Oregon in late March and early April, but then the sporting world shut down due to COVID-19.