Junior midfielder Rose Lavelle has been named to the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team roster, according to a Monday release.
In her third year at Wisconsin, Lavelle had her best season, scoring seven goals and assisting on three, leading the team in points. This stellar season earned Lavelle many accolades, including First Team All-American and Big Ten Midfielder of the Year.
Lavelle’s performance also caught the eye of the U.S. Women’s National Team, and she was called up to the senior roster for the Victory Tour in December 2015. She was then called up to the U-23 Women’s National Team in March 2016 for the Istria Cup in Croatia.
This U-23 roster consists solely of college players, due to the start of the National Women’s Soccer League season. Lavelle will be one of two players, the other being goalkeeper Jane Campbell, on the roster with experience on the senior U.S. Women’s National Team.
Lavelle has proven that she can make an impact on the U-23 Women’s National Team level with her performance in the 2015 Four Nations Tournament last spring. In the tournament, Lavelle had an assist in all three games and a goal in the finale against England, leading the U.S. to victory.
The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team will begin training May 1 in Charlottesville, Va.