Women's Soccer's Purce Named to U.S. U-20 Women's National Team

Purce, who registered an assist in her debut for the U.S. in January, is one of 21 athletes chosen for the World Cup squad. (Photo: Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising sophomore midfielder Margaret Purce was named to the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team, head coach Michelle French announced on Thursday afternoon. Purce is one of 21 athletes selected to represent the United States at the World Cup on August 5-24 in Canada.

Purce and the U.S. kick off the action on Aug. 5 against Germany, and will play Brazil on Aug. 8 and China PR on Aug. 12.

A native of Olney, Md., Purce has already seen plenty of action with the U.S. National Team, registering an assist in her first game in the Red, White and Blue in January. After the World cup, Purce, the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year in 2013, will help the Crimson seek its second consecutive Ivy title after a perfect 7-0 record in Ancient Eight play last season.

Harvard's season begins Sept. 5 when the Crimson play host to San Francisco in the season opener at 7 p.m.