Morgan Proffitt invited to U.S. U-23 WNT Camp
Jan. 5, 2017
CHICAGO -- Former Marquette University midfielder Morgan Proffitt has been invited to a training camp for the United States U-23 Women's National Team that will run Jan. 6-13 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.
The 2016 BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Year trained and competed with the U.S. U-23 WNT over the summer of 2016 and helped the Americans to a title at a four-team Nordic tournament in England. She is one of 11 midfielders on the training camp roster.
The roster is a mixture of top players from the U.S. Youth National Teams, elite college players and four NWSL players. The camp features players from seven different birth years, ranging from 1994 (which is the age cut-off for this year's U-23 WNT) to 2000, which is when midfielder Brianna Pinto, who played in last year's U-17 Women's World Cup, was born.
U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis and her staff will observe several training sessions to evaluate players for potential full Women's National Team call-ups. Proffitt is also one of numerous players on the roster expected to be taken in the 2017 NWSL Draft that will be held on Jan. 12 in Los Angeles.
Proffitt is a two-time All-BIG EAST First Team and second team all-region selection. The Columbus, Indiana native was a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award as well as collegiate soccer's most prestigious award, the MAC Hermann Trophy. She concluded her career sixth all-time at MU with 83 matches started and scored 10 goals, including a career-best five in 2016.
The Golden Eagles earned their 13th NCAA Championship berth in 2016 after claiming a share of their sixth BIG EAST regular season championship and advanced to the title match of the conference tournament.
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