McCaskill to Travel With U.S. U-23 Team For Nordic Tournament
May 31, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢’Â¬” South Carolina women’s soccer standout Savannah McCaskill has been named to the U.S. U-23 National Team that will travel to Sweden for a trio of matches in next week’s Nordic Tournament. The Gamecocks’ rising senior, who spent time with the U-23 squad and the U.S. Women’s National Team earlier this year, is one of 12 collegiate players named to the 22-person roster.
The U.S. U-23 WNT opens play at the Nordic Tournament Tue., June 6, against Norway in Karlstad, Sweden. The Americans will face England on Fri., June 9, and Sweden on Mon., June 12, with both matches set to take place in Mallbacken, Sweden.
McCaskill netted a goal in her debut for the U-23 squad in March, tallying a score in the team’s first contest at the La Manga Tournament in Spain. She found the back of the net later that month when she scored in the team’s match against the NWSL’s Houston Dash in the Thorns Spring Invitational. McCaskill opened 2017 at the 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 last 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. Her career 89 points, 32 goals and 25 assists all rank third all-time in school history.