Posted On May 5, 2018 by PUSC
Placer United’s 99/00 Academy team player, Mackenzie George, got the surprise of her life when she received a call from U.S. Soccer asking her to be part of the U.S. Soccer U19 Women’s National team.
U19 U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coach, Keri Sarver, called up twenty four players for the May camp in San Diego. Twenty two are in college and two are playing in the U.S. Soccer’s Girls Academy with NTH Tophat and Placer United.
“What a great opportunity for MacKenzie,” said Placer Director Paul OBrien, “It really shows why the Girls Academy program is so important for players like MacKenzie. She was not on any national team’s radar before this season and after some outstanding displays against teams like the San Jose Earthquakes, Portland Thorns, and Seattle Reign, as well as at the first Girls DA showcase event, she received an invitation to be part of the top twenty four players in the country.”
“Everyone at the club is elated with Kellie’s Pagador’s recent achievements and now this latest news about MacKenzie is awesome,” continued O’Brien. “All of our girls have done us proud in this first year of the US Girls Academy. We hope we have one or two more players receiving invites to National teams in the future as there are many talented players in this area who just need to be seen more regularly by U.S. Soccer staff like what happened with MacKenzie. She and the other twenty three players are age-eligible for the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France in August should they prove themselves worthy. Now wouldn’t that make a great local sports story!”
A HUGE congratulations to MacKenzie! Go Placer!