Roberts Selected for U-20 Team Headed to Spain
LAWRENCE, Kan. –Kansas freshman midfielder Parker Roberts has been selected for another stint with the U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team that will play in the 2016 U-23 La Manga Tournament that runs March 2-6 in La Manga, Spain. Roberts returns to the squad which she helped to the U-20 CONCACAF title last December in Honduras.
Roberts, who was selected to the Big 12’s All-Newcomer squad after starting 20 matches and scoring three goals in her debut season with the Jayhawks last fall, will join the team that is in preparation to play in the U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Papua New Guinea in November.
The U.S. will compete against older teams in the six-team La Manga event that also features U-23 sides from England, Germany, Sweden, Japan and Norway. The Americans will face Sweden on March 2, England on March 4 and finish with Norway on March 6.
Roberts has already seen extensive time with the U.S. National Team. Prior to the squad’s run through the CONCACAF tournament in December, Roberts helped the U.S. squad to a 3-0 record at 2015 U20 10 Nations Tournament, defeating Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. She also competed for US in 2015 Four Nations Tournament, finishing with a 2-1 record.
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