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The Nittany Lions have sat atop the Big Ten preseason coaches' poll every season since the poll began in 2003
Kaleigh Riehl joins the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team for a week-long training camp, May 11-18
Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl will take part in three matches with the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team, March 11-17
Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl to take part in a week-long training camp with the U.S. U-23 WNT, Jan. 4-11
Defender Kaleigh Riehl is making her fourth appearance with the U.S. U-23 WNT
UNITED SOCCER COACHES ALL-MIDWEST REGION SECOND TEAM (2017)
BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2017)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT (2017)
U.S. SOCCER YOUNG FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE (2016)
WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2015)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER FRESHMAN BEST XI FIRST TEAM (2015)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2015, 2017)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2015)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (9/15/15, 10/29/15)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK HONOREE (12/1/15)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017)
United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region second team...All-Big Ten second team...Big Ten All-Tournament Team...Defensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament...Academic All-Big Ten...Started all 24 matches on the year...Led the team in minutes played (2,158)...Finished the season with 11 shot attempts, four of which were on goal...Played 90 minutes or more in 20 of 24 contests...Riehl and the Nittany Lion defense recorded 13 shutouts...Tallied her lone goal of the year in a 4-2 win at Arkansas (8/25).
Redshirted during the 2016 season...Started all six matches for the United States U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup...Nominated for the U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year award.
Women’s College Cup All-Tournament Team...Named to the All-Big Ten second team...Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Received TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week honors (12/1)...Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Freshman Best XI First Team...Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/15 & 10/29)...Started all 27 matches on the Nittany Lion backline...Played the full time in 18 matches, including a 0-0 draw against No. 21 Duke (8/28)...Netted her first career point on an assist in a 3-1 victory over Michigan (10/28)...Tallied an assist in the NCAA Second Round match against Boston U (11/20)...Scored her first goal as a Nittany Lion in the 79th minute in a 2-0 win over No. 9 Rutgers in the College Cup Semifinals (12/4)...A member of the Nittany Lion backline that posted 15 shutouts on the year, including eight-straight to end the season...Finished second on the team in minutes played (2,360)...Her 2,360 minutes played are the fourth-most in a single-season in program history.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
As of June 2018, Riehl has seven appearances with the U.S. U-23 WNT...Joined the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp in May 2018...Took part in the Thorns Spring Invite with the U.S. U-23 WNT in March 2018...Recorded her first match as a captain for the U.S. U-23 WNT on March 11, 2018...Joined the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp in January 2018...Took part in a training camp with the U.S. U-23 WNT in November 2017...Joined the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp in July 2017...Started in all three matches for the U.S. U-23 WNT at the Nordic Cup (June 2017)...Made her first call-up with the U.S. U-23 WNT for a training camp and three matches (March 2017)...Was one of five Nittany Lions on the United States U-20 Women’s National Team at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup...Took part in U.S. U-20 WNT training camps in October 2016, September 2016, July 2016, June 2016, April 2016, January 2016, July 2015 and January 2015...Joined the U.S. U-20 WNT for a training camp and pair of matches in Papua New Guinea (May 2016)...Traveled to La Manga, Spain, with the U.S. U-20 WNT for the 2016 La Manga Tournament (March 2016)...Member of the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, where she competed at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and earned a cap against France...Invited to U.S. U-20 training camps in 2014 and 2015...Played for the U.S. U-18 team in 2013 and 2014.
BEFORE PENN STATE
The No. 10 overall recruit in the 2015 class by TopDrawerSoccer.com...Competed for Braddock Road Youth Club ’95 Elite for 11 years...2014 NSCAA All-American and team captain...Team was the National League Champion in 2013 and 2014...2013 club also won the Virginia State Cup...2012 squad captured the USYS National, Region 1 and State Cup championships...Did not play soccer at South County.
Kaleigh Ann Riehl was born on October 21, 1996, in Fairfax Station, Virginia...Parents are Lori and Mark Riehl...Mark played soccer at Virginia from 1975-79...Has an older sister, Kristen...Kinesiology major...Plans to become a physical therapist...Name is pronounced Kay-lee Real.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the phenomenal women’s soccer program. The coaching staff is incredibly knowledgeable of the game and the girls made me feel welcomed.”