Proffitt to compete with U.S. U-23 WNT in Nordic Tournament
May 26, 2016
CHICAGO - Marquette University senior Morgan Proffitt will compete in a four-team Under-23 Women's Nordic Tournament with the United States U-23 Women's National Team from June 2-7 at St. Georges Park, the official training center for the England Football Association located about 130 miles north of London.
The Americans will take on Sweden in their first match on Thursday, June 2 at 7 a.m. Central time and Norway at the same time on Saturday, June 4. They will wrap up the event with a contest against the host English at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday, June 7.
Proffitt was named to the roster as a midfielder after being selected following the team's training camp on May 1-7 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was selected to the 20-person roster for the three international contests, which will take place just north of Birmingham.
"It's setting the bar higher for myself, playing against the best in the country," Proffitt said of the training camp. "The first two or three days of camp I was nervous and second guessing myself on a lot of things that I normally do well. The training camp really helped me see what I needed to work on and it will hopefully help me going into the fall."
Proffitt was a NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection in the fall after earning All-BIG EAST First Team honors on defense and was as a second team all-conference selection in 2014. The Columbus, Indiana native scored three goals as a junior and earned BIG EAST weekly recognition on three occasions, including a pair of defensive player of the week honors.
"Only a few people know that `Mo' had an invite to the U18 National Team camp but couldn't attend due to an injury," Roeders said following her invitation to training camp in May. "For her to get invited this time is a huge honor and we know she will represent herself, Marquette and our program very well. We wish her much success."
Proffitt is one of nine midfielders on the roster, which includes 19 NCAA Division I student-athletes and four players the Golden Eagles will see on their schedule this fall.
Former goalkeeper Natalie Kulla was the last Marquette player to compete internationally with the U.S. U23 WNT, helping the Americans win gold at the Four Nations Tournament in Leicester, England in 2010.
Keep up with the Marquette women's soccer program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MUWomensSoccer) and Instagram (@MarquetteWSOC) and `liking' on Facebook (/MUWomensSoccer).
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