Jan. 5, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s soccer junior standout Savannah McCaskill has been named to the 30-player roster for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team’s first training camp of 2017. The eight-day event, which features players from the U.S. Youth National Teams, college and the NWSL, takes place Jan. 6-13 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
Twenty-three players from the college ranks are set to compete at the camp, and McCaskill is one of four from the SEC who will be in action. USWNT head coach Jill Ellis and her staff will observe several training sessions at the event to evaluate players for potential Women’s National Team call-ups.
McCaskill enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history this past fall, setting program single-season records for points (45) and goals (17). She garnered 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year honors and was tabbed an NSCAA First-Team All-American after finishing second in Division I with a league-leading 10 game-winners. The striker ranked fifth in the SEC in assists (11), and her 1.88 points per game was good for the 13th-best mark nationally.
McCaskill boasted five multi-goal games in 2016, including a two-score performance in Carolina’s 2-0 win over Tennessee on Oct. 23. The victory secured the 2016 SEC Regular Season Title for the Gamecocks, who reached the NCAA Elite Eight for the second time in three years.