Feb. 6, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Erin McNulty received some exciting news this week as she received an invitation to participate with the Canadian Full National Team during a two-week long camp in Los Angeles, Calif., beginning Sunday, February 8.
The February camp will be Canada’s first under new head coach Carolina Morace. The camp will feature 26 players, most notably captain Christine Sinclair and CONCACAF scoring hero Melissa Tancredi. Also receiving an invitation to camp is Canadian U-20 Player of the Year Jonelle Filigno along with fellow U-20 teammates Chelsea Stewart, Erin McNulty and Allysha Chapman. Martina Franko is the elder statesman in camp while Karina LeBlanc and Amy Walsh are the last two players who made their debuts in the 1990s under coach Neil Turnbull.
McNulty, who took a redshirt at Florida State during the 2008 fall season, played an integral role in leading Canada’s U-20 team to a second CONCACAF U-20 Championship back in June of 2008. She also started in goal for Team Canada in all three games at the FIFA Youth World Cup in Chile in late November. This marks the third time in McNulty’s career that she has been invited to participate in camp with the Canadian Full National Team.
As a freshman with the Seminoles in 2007, McNulty started all 27 games between the posts in leading Florida State to its first appearance in the national championship game in school history. She played over 2,300 minutes in goal posting a record of 18-6-3 with eight shutouts and a 0.94 goals against average.
Canada has finished amongst the top-nine teams at each of the last three FIFA senior women’s competitions. In August, it reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament before losing to number-one ranked USA in extra time.