Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
National team call-up completes Harris' comeback
August 26th, 2009 8AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

WOMEN'S NEWS ... North Carolina keeper Ashlyn Harris' call-up to the U.S. national team is one of women's soccer's great feel-good stories.

Along with UCLA forward Lauren Cheney and Carolina teammate Tobin Heath, both 2008 Olympic gold-medalists, Harris was one of three collegians picked to attend the national team camp that will take place Sept. 21-Oct. 2 at the Home Depot Center.

Harris' first call-up comes seven years after she burst on the international scene helping the USA win the inaugural Under-19 Women's World Cup.

Harris was a starter for the USA at both the 2002 and 2004 U-19 world championships, playing every minute of all 12 games during those tournaments, but her college career suffered several setbacks.

She redshirted in 2005 after tearing her right anterior cruciate ligament during her first practice with the Heels.

While training in June 2006 she suffered what appeared to be another season-ending knee injury, but she recovered to come on as a reserve in all six of Carolina's NCAA Tournament games -- and made several saves -- en route to its 2006 championship.

After splitting time with Anna Rodenbough in her first three seasons, Harris is for the first time UNC's undisputed starter.

* The Mexican national team beat TCU, 4-1, Tuesday night before 2,089 fans in Ft. Worth. The Tri Femenil previously lost to South Carolina, 2-0, and beat Kennesaw State, 5-0.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
O'Neill named interim head coach, Lindholm joins staff    
[MASSACHUSETTS: Men] Devin O'Neill, the top men's assistant the past two years at Massachusetts, has been ...
Suspensions handed down following hazing incident    
[NEW MEXICO: Women] New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela was suspended for a week without ...
Donnelly leaves with AD's blessing for U.S. Soccer    
[SIU EDWARDSVILLE: Men] SIU-Edwardsville men's head coach Scott Donnelly resigned on the eve of the 2014 ...
Bears' Onumonu is difference in Bay Area derby    
[SANTA CLARA-CALIFORNIA: Women] No. 23 California gained revenge for its loss to Bay Area rival Santa ...
Terriers upset Eagles with another comeback win    
[BOSTON UNIV.-BOSTON COLLEGE: Women] Boston University erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat No. 13 Boston ...
Cardinal has lots of positives to take home    
[STANFORD-DUKE: Women] Two days after beating No. 4 North Carolina, 1-0, in overtime, No. 7 Stanford ...
UCLA cruises again, Florida State pulls away in heat    
[WOMEN'S ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 1 UCLA posted its second consecutive 3-0 win, downing UC Irvine two ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] The men's season kicks off Friday with Maryland in action at Louisville in a ...
Cardinal finally beats Tar Heels in 13th attempt    
[NORTH CAROLINA-STANFORD: Women] Well, the 13th time was the charm for Stanford. That's how many games ...
Seminoles win on blast with one second to spare    
[FLORIDA STATE-PORTLAND: Women] The clock at Seminole Soccer Complex showed one second remaining in regulation when ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives