Feb. 25, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s soccer standout Savannah McCaskill has earned a spot on the U.S. U-23 National Team that will travel to Spain for a trio of international matches next month. The Gamecock rising senior, who spent time with the U-23 squad and the U.S. Women’s National Team in January, is one four collegiate players named to the 22-person roster.
The U.S. U-23 WNT departs Saturday for La Manga, Spain, where it will take on its counterparts from Japan (March 2), England (March 4) and Norway (March 7). The three contests mark the first international matches of the year for the U-23 squad.
McCaskill is one of five forwards making the trip for the Americans. She opened the year at the U.S. U-23 Camp before sharing the field with some of the top players in the world after she was called into the USWNT’s January Camp.
The Chapin, S.C., native boasted a historic junior campaign for the Gamecocks this past fall. She set single-season program records for points (45) and goals (17) en route to 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year honors, and her 10 game-winners ranked second in Division I. McCaskill was also listed in the top 10 nationally in points (3rd) and goals (6th), and she finished the fall with five multi-goal games. The striker’s 89 points, 32 goals and 25 assists all rank third all-time in school history.