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Blog by Kerry Abello
Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
Kerry Abello is from Batavia, Ill.
Incoming freshman Kerry Abello to attend a U.S. U-18 WNT camp in Australia, June 28-July 13
Incoming freshman Kerry Abello traveled to the Czech Republic with the U.S. U-19 WNT
Played in 15 matches during her freshman year...Recorded four shot attempts on the year...Made her Penn State debut in the season opener against BYU and played 24 minutes (8/18)...Played a season-high 45 minutes against Hofstra (8/20).
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Traveled to Australia for a training camp and three matches with the U.S. U-18 WNT (July 2017)...Attended training camps with the U.S. U-19 WNT (June 2017, May 2017 & February 2017)...A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18, and U-19 levels...Abello and, classmate, Shea Moyer, played for the U.S. U-18 WNT at the 2016 Women’s International Cup in Ireland (Oct. 2016).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Ranked No. 12 overall, and the No. 2 defender, in the 2017 class by TopDrawerSoccer...Three-time NSCAA All-American (2014-16)...Played club soccer for Eclipse Select...Played one year of high school soccer at Benet Academy.
Kerry Abello was born on September 17, 1999, in Elmhurst, Illinois...Parents are Kim and Oscar Abello...Has two older sisters, Michelle and Stephanie, and one older brother, Michael...Premedicine major...Schreyer Honors College Scholar...Last name is pronounced Uh-bell-oh.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of its high-end academics, competitive soccer program, and most importantly, the people surrounding the program who truly make Penn State what it is. I chose Penn State because it’s home.”