Nandi Pryce Named to U.S. Nordic Cup Roster

July 3, 2002

Los Angeles - UCLA women's soccer player Nandi Pryce has been selected as one of 18 players that will represent the United States at the 2002 Women's U-21 Nordic Cup Championships, being contested in Finland from July 22-28, 2002. Without a sanctioned FIFA championship for U-21 women, the Nordic Cup serves at the top competition in the world for this age group.

For Pryce, the Nordic Cup represents a major milestone in her comeback from a broken leg that knocked her out for most of her freshman season at UCLA in 2000. She will also be one of the most experience players on the squad, having already registered seven caps with the Full U.S. Women's National Team.

"This event has been great for us," said head coach Jerry Smith, who guided 24 players through the final U-21 camp of the year at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. "Perhaps we had better preparation in the lead-up to last year's Nordic Cup, but the team is starting to come together and develop a good chemistry. We know we are bringing over a very capable group to defend the title."

The USA opens the 2002 tournament against Finland on Monday, July 22, in Kaarina (Kickoff 6:00 p.m. local time/11:00 a.m. ET). The USA will then play Denmark on Wednesday, July 24, in Kaarina (Kickoff 6 p.m. local time/11:00 a.m. ET) and finish group play on Friday, July 26, in Turku against the full Greek Women's National Team. That match will kickoff at 5 p.m. local time and 10 a.m. ET.

U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team Nordic Cup Roster

Barr, Betsy	- D - Portland
Barnhart, Nicole - G - Stanford
Crumpton, Abby - F - Michigan
Hawkins, Devvyn	- M	- Santa Clara
LePeilbet, Amy 	- D	- Arizona State
Lloyd, Carli	- M	- Rutgers
Lohman, Joanna	- M	- Penn State
Marquand, Ally	- D	- Stanford
McDowell, Mary	- F	- North Carolina
Pryce, Nandi 	- D	- UCLA
Ramsey, Alyssa	- F	- North Carolina
Reddick, Cat	- D	- North Carolina
Solo, Hope	- GK	- Washington
Wagner, Aly	- M	- Santa Clara
Wallis, Marcia 	- F	- Stanford
Welsh, Christie	- F	- Penn State
Yokers, Kim	- M	- California
Zepeda, Veronica	- F	- Santa Clara

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vs. Missouri
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Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
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Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
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Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
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vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
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at Washington State
Pullman, WA
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Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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