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Ellie Jean, Kaleigh Riehl competed for the U.S. U-23 WNT in Sweden
Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl will take part in a training camp and three matches with the U.S. U-23 WNT
U.S. Young Female Player of the Year winner to be announced Sunday, Dec. 11, on ESPN FC
Six Nittany Lions are in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Rose Chandler, Maddie Elliston, Ellie Jean, Emily Ogle and Kaleigh Riehl named to U.S. U-20 WNT World Cup roster
WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2015)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER FRESHMAN BEST XI FIRST TEAM (2015)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2015)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2015)
TWO-TIME BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (9/15/15 & 10/29/15)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK HONOREE (12/1/15)
Redshirted during the 2016 season...Played on United States U-20 Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Women’s College Cup All-Tournament Team...Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team (Defense)...Big Ten All-Freshman Team (Defense) honoree...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).
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
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...Mark played soccer at Virginia from 1975-79...Has an older sister, Kristen...Kinesiology major...Plans to become a physical therapist.
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."