COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Soccer standouts Karlie Mueller and Mikaela Harvey are training with U.S. Soccer Women’s National Teams in preparation for future international events.
Mueller, a junior defender, is training with the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team in Chula Vista, California in an eight-day camp. It marks the last camp before head coach Michelle French selects the 20-player roster for two matches in France set for June. The squad is prepping for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup set for August 5-24 in Canada. Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto will share hosting duties as the U.S. squad is set to face Germany, China and Brazil in Group B pool play.
In 2013, Mueller was called up to for 3 stints with the U-20 National Team, becoming the first player from South Dakota to ever earn a cap with a U.S. Women’s National Team.
Mueller, named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week and tabbed SEC Defensive Player of the Week on October 1, started all 25 games for the Aggies in 2013 and paced the team with 10 assists.
Harvey, a freshman midfielder, is also in Chula Vista training with the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team. The camp includes 24 players who will form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa beginning in 2015.
An early enrollee who practiced with the team this spring, Harvey has been a member of the U.S. National Teams (U14 – U18) for the past four years. Last year, she was named to the NSCAA Girls All-America team.
The Aggies open the 2014 season on August 22 with a home match against the Dayton Flyers at Ellis Field.