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Two SHP Alumnae to Play in FIFA Women's World Cup
Dahlkemper (SHP '11) and Davidson (SHP '16) both make roster for 2019 USWNT World Cup match in France
Announced on May 1, 2019, the U.S. Women's National Team roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Soccer in France will include two SHP alumnae, defenders Abby Dalkemper (SHP '11) and Tierna Davidson (SHP '16). At 20 years of age, Davidson will be the youngest member of America's team, and the youngest defender ever to make a USWNT World Cup squad.
From the USWNT:
U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the United States in France this summer. “Selecting a World Cup team is a long process, and I want to thank the players – the ones that made the final team and the ones that didn’t – for all of their hard work over the past two and a half years,” said Ellis. “They all pushed each other in every training session and every game and challenged the coaches to make some tough decisions. These 23 players have been through adversity and success, and it’s a group that has the talent, confidence, experience and desire to help us win the World Cup.
The roster will not become official until it is submitted to FIFA on May 24, which is the deadline for all teams to submit their final squads. Ellis selected 12 players who were part of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team. The roster averages 80 international caps per player and has a combined total of 94 Women’s World Cup appearances.
The Women’s World Cup roster will make up the squad for the USA’s final three matches before departing for Europe. The Send-Off Series, Presented by Volpi Foods, takes place in May and will start when the USA faces South Africa on Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. PT at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. From there, the USA will travel to St. Louis, Missouri for its second match, facing New Zealand on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. CT at Busch Stadium. The U.S. players will then have their final break before the World Cup and regroup in New Jersey to conclude the Send-Off Series vs. Mexico on Sunday, May 26, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison. The match will kick off at 12 p.m. ET. Fans can follow all the upcoming WNT matches on @uswnt (Twitter, Instagram) and U.S. Soccer on Facebook.