Wisconsin’s Rose Lavelle has a distinguished record of accolades through her three years in Madison, but she will now get her first shot with the senior United States Women’s National Team.
The 20-year-old midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio was named to the 28-player roster for the final matches of the reigning World Cup champion’s Victory Tour. Lavelle is one of eight players to be added to the roster who did not represent the senior team this summer in Canada.
Lavelle’s experience with the National Team’s program includes an integral role in the 2014 Under-20 World Cup. The United States finished second in their group to eventual-tournament-winners Germany before losing to Korea DPR on penalty kicks in the first elimination game. Lavelle scored one goal in her four appearances at the tournament.
Wisconsin’s team won a share of the Big Ten title this season before losing in the first round of the conference tournament at home to Ohio State and failing to earn an at-large NCAA tournament bid.
After being named the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Lavelle followed up in her sophomore year being named Second-Team All-American. This season, Lavelle won the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year award. She led the Badgers with 17 points (seven goals, three assists).
The first match of the Victory Tour conclusion will be Dec. 6 against Trinidad & Tobago in Honolulu.