Spicer Named to U.S. Women's Team That Will Tour Egypt

March 26, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former Bruin and three-time All-American Nellie Spicer has been named to the 12-player U.S. Women's Team roster that will tour and take part in matches in Egypt in April.

The trip is part of an exchange program involving the United States Olympic Committee and the Egyptian National Olympic Committee. The USOC and the Egyptian National Olympic Committee exchange program includes a sport component as well as a cultural component. The program is part of an ongoing effort to build good relations between the USOC and African National Olympic Committees and to promote sport in Africa.

The 12-player roster as selected by U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon is comprised of elite developmental athletes on the verge of being added to the U.S. Women's National Team. The team will play two matches in Cairo against the Egyptian women's national team. The American squad will depart for Cairo on April 7 and play Egypt on April 10 and 12 in Cairo before returning home on April 14.

"We have been able to select this quality group of athletes which blends youth and experience into one team, and I am very excited to watch how they perform," McCutcheon said. "For some of these athletes, it will be their first chance to experience international travel and competition within the USA system, and we get to evaluate them in the process. Overall, it will be a great opportunity for us as a staff and program to work with these players in a situation that is not as high-pressured as some other international events."


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