Both players have appeared for their respective countries in the past (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Getting the call to compete on one of the world's top stages, rising seniors Lizzie Durack and Margaret Purce were selected to be part of the U23 Nordic Tournament, playing for England and the United States, respectively. The tournament, hosted by England, will be played at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire, United Kingdom, and will feature Sweden and Norway in addition to England and the United States.
One of two goalkeepers on the England roster, Durack was selected to the team after competing for the U20 England National Team at the 2014 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Canada and for the senior national team at the 2014 Cyprus Cup. The Sydney, Australia native boasts a .776 save percentage with nine career shutouts at Harvard, and was a second team All-Ivy honoree a year ago.
A dynamic playmaker, Purce earned a call after serving as the second leading scorer of a United States team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U17 Women's Championship in Guatemala. Purce also competed at the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in 2012, making her the first player to represent an Ivy League School on a national team at a World Cup. The Olney, Maryland native is a three-time All-Ivy League selection, and she stands eighth all-time in points and sixth all-time in goals at Harvard.
Durack and Purce will face off in the tournament's final contest on June 7. England opens the event against Norway, while the United States drew Sweden for a June 2 matchup.