IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Natalie Winters will travel to Spain to play three games with the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team. This age group begins a new cycle with the goal of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.
“Natalie has proven that she can play and compete at the highest level of soccer for her age with our countries youth national teams,” said UI head coach Dave DiIanni. “This is going to be once again a great opportunity for her to compete and challenge herself amongst the best in the country and that is what we talk about in our program, too. “
The USA will face the Under-19 sides from Norway on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. (CT), Germany on March 5 at 8 a.m., and France on March 7 at 9 a.m. in La Manga, but will be playing against teams with players from the same birth years.
The 24-player roster is a mixture of collegiate and youth club players with 10 already enrolled in college. Winters will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes in 2017 after earning Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors last season. She started all 19 games, scored two goals, and had three assists.
Winters is a U.S. Women’s National Team regular. She has competed in eight U.S. Women’s National team camps in her career.