CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Redshirt senior goalkeeper Carrera Lucas (Brooklandville, Md.) and junior midfielder Erin Shanahan (Pasadena, Md.) have been named to the roster of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Development Team.
Lucas and Shanahan are among the players named to the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad after being selected through the 2018 Young Women’s National Championship route or as a result of their performances at the USWNT Trial last week, where athletes were recommended by their college coach, competed for a rostered spot within the Olympic Development Pipeline. The U.S. Women’s National Development Squad accounts for the transitional phase between the U-21 USWNT and the senior USWNT. Many of the players recently completed their final college season and no longer are permitted to be on the junior team due to age restrictions.
This is Lucas’ second year with the US Women’s Development Team. She traveled with the squad on a tour of Chile in 2018. Shanahan was previously added to the team in June after her performance at the 2018 USAFH Young Women’s National Championship.
The U.S. Women’s National Development will have one training camp in February and two in March as they prepare for their international tour to The Netherlands from April 13-22. There they will compete against the Scotland Women’s National Team and Belgium’s U-21 Team.