The Rush Select 2002 Girls travel to Germany March 24 for a week of training and games in one of the strongest footballing nations on Earth.
The team begins with a warm-up match Saturday against SC Regensburg before a mini tournament Sunday with two Bavarian regional teams and TSG Hoffenheim.
The second full match features a youth side from Bayern Munich, whose full women’s team have been the Frauen Bundesliga champions the last years. Last year’s match between the Rush Select 00/01 Girls and Bayern Munich U17s was a match to remember for both players and coaches and Rush Select is eager to have the opportunity to face the side again.
Match play concludes with FC Nuremberg on Thursday, March 30.
Players and supporters will also get their fill of sightseeing during the trip.
“These overseas trips with Rush Select would be memorable regardless of the competition, simply because players are seeing a part of the world they may not have seen before. However, being able to face such strong sides sets our Rush Select trips apart and makes each player, each coach, and their home clubs better when they return home,” said Director of Rush Select Brian Lux.
“The soccer is a different quality here and I am excited to see these players get exposed to the environment,” Lux continued.
Head Coach: Juan Castellanos (GEOR)
Assistant Coach: Lindsay Smith (MONT)
Mackenzie Boyle (MICH)
Olivia Deslatte (MISS)
Gabriela Franco (WASH)
McKenzie Kluksdal (IDAH)
Melody Landphear (SOCA)
Faith Lee (HAWA)
Holly Makar (ALAS)
Alexandra Miller (NMEX)
Grace O’Keefe (KANS)
Gabriella Rizzo (CALA)
Kennedy Ruark (KANS)
Sydney Slusarski (MICH)
Tori Spurgeon (KANS)
Tyler Wilson (IDAH)