July 18, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Nickolette Driesse was the recipient of some good news this week as she found out that she will represent the United States at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, being held in Edmonton, Montreal, Moncton and Toronto, Canada, from August 5-24.
Driesse was one of 21 players named to the final roster which was announced by U-20 National Team head coach Michelle French.
The Wayne, N.J., native made 28 appearances with 27 starts in her first season at Florida State and was the only Seminole freshman to play in all 28 games in 2013. She finished her freshman campaign with seven assists – tied for the third most on the team and tied for the fifth most in a single-season by a Seminole freshman. For her efforts, Driesse went on to earn on a spot on the All-ACC Freshman Team and was named to Soccer America’s All-Freshman first team.
All three of the USA’s group games will be broadcast live across the ESPN platforms. The U.S. plays its first two Group B matches at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, opening the tournament on August 5 against Germany at 5 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN) before facing Brazil on August 8 at 8 p.m. local (10 p.m. ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN).
The USA will finish group play on August 12 against China PR at Moncton Stadium with kickoff at 5 p.m. local (4 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN). The USA and Germany played in the finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Tokyo in 2012.
Stay tuned to Seminoles.com for further updates on Driesse and the U.S. U-20 team’s run at the FIFA World Cup in Canada.
U.S. U-20 Women’s World Cup Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Rosemary Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.).
DEFENDERS (6): Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y..)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Carlyn Baldwin (Tennessee; Oakton, Va.), Nickolette Driesse (Florida State: Wayne, N.J.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.).
FORWARDS (6): Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), Lindsey Horan (PSG; Golden, Colo.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.).