(Cover photo credit: University of Louisville Athletics)
Kim Pemberton, University of Louisville Athletics
LOUISVILLE, KY. — University of Louisville freshmen Sarah Feola and Gabrielle Kouzelos have been called up to participate in their national team camps this week. Feola was called up by Canada while Kouzelos was called up by the United States.
“We are thrilled for both Sarah(Canada) and Gabby(USA) to have this opportunity to represent their countries,” said head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. “While it’s difficult to have them miss part of our season- it is an honor to represent your country and when any player in this program has the opportunity to do so- we will gladly support them. Sarah is competing for a roster spot for the Under 20 World Cup tournament that will be held in Papua New Guinea in November and Gabby is with the Under 18’s at a camp in Carson California. We wish them both very well and we are excited for them to return to their Louisville family soon.”
Kouzelos is with the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team in San Diego for a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., running from Sept. 3-10. She is one of 26 players called up by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs. The U-18s will drive up to Long Beach to face Beach FC Women of the WPSL on Friday, Sept. 9, at Long Beach State with a kickoff at 2 p.m. PT. The goal for this age group is to ultimately qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in France.
Feola is in training camp competing for a roster spot with Canada for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is held every two years, this year’s edition is in Papua New Guinea from November 13 to December 3.