CHICAGO – Adding to her growing list of appearances with U.S. Soccer, former Harvard striker Margaret Purce '17 has been selected to the under-23 national team training camp. The camp will overlap with the full national team training camp, per U.S. Soccer, and will be held in Carson, California.
Purce, who finished her rookie season with the National Women's Soccer League's Boston Breakers in 2017, was one of three players from the professional ranks selected for the team. She was previously called to the senior national team for the Tournament of Nations, becoming the first Harvard women's soccer player to earn the honor with the United States. She also competed in both the U17 and U20 FIFA World Cups.
Purce wrapped up a dazzling career at Harvard in 2016, where she was named the Radcliffe Prize recipient as the top women's student-athlete. Purce was a two-time All-American and a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as a senior. She joined a select group of two-time Ivy League Players of the Year, and was a four-time Ancient Eight first team honoree.