Durack, Purce Spend Time with National Teams

Durack, Purce Spend Time with National Teams

Both players were All-Ivy honorees this season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Continuing to gain exposure at the international level, Harvard women's soccer's Lizzie Durack and Margaret Purce have earned call-ups to the national team systems of England and the United States, respectively. Durack will train with the senior women's team while they prepare for the SheBelieves Cup, while Purce is in Spain with the U.S. Under-23 team for the La Manga tournament.

Durack has made one appearance with the England national team, coming in the 2014 Cyprus Cup against Finland. A practice player with the national team for this tournament, Durack was a two-time All-Ivy League selection at goalkeeper for the Crimson. Durack also competed with the Under-23 team at the Nordic Cup, helping the team to an unbeaten record. She finished her career with 141 career saves, which ranks ninth in program history, as well as 14 shutouts.

A first team All-America honoree as a senior, Purce became one of a five student-athletes in Ivy history to be named Player of the Year twice. Purce has seen extensive action with the United States Under-23 team, most recently helping the team to a championship at the Nordic Tournament, where she dished two assists in three games. The Olney, Maryland native ended her Harvard career in third place on the all-time goals list.

The duo helped lead Harvard to its third Ivy title in four years, and pushed the Crimson to the NCAA Tournament with a 10-4-3 overall record. The tandem helped the Crimson to an impeccable 41 wins over their four seasons, including a 22-2-4 mark in the Ivy League (.857).

England will compete in the SheBelieves Cup with the United States, Germany, and France from March 1-7. The United States U-23 squad will take on Japan, England and Norway March 2-7.