Jan. 4, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kassey Kallman is headed to California this week to participate in training camp with the United States U-20 National Team. Kallman is one of 30 players called into camp which begins Thursday, January 5 in Chula Vista at the Olympic Training Center.
The camp will feature many of the top performers from college soccer this past fall and will be led under first year head coach Steve Swanson. The training camp will conclude on Thursday, January 19.
Over the two weeks in Chula Vista, the U-20 team will play two 60-minute scrimmages against Shanghai Women’s Football Club of China on January 12 and January 18.
The U.S. U-20’s are preparing to qualify for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which was slated for Uzbekistan, but will be moved by FIFA. The CONCACAF Qualifying tournament, which will send three countries to the U-20 WWC, will be held from March 1-11 in Panama.
Kallman is certainly no stranger to the U-20 squad as she was a member of the national team that traveled to LaManga, Spain for friendly matches back in March of 2010. The sophomore defender also participated in U-20 camp twice in 2011 practicing in California in February and then again June.
The Woodbury, Minn., native started all 26 games this past fall in leading FSU to its fifth College Cup appearance in school history. Kallman finished the season equaling her offensive production from her freshman campaign with nine points on three goals and three assists.