CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia sophomore defenders Samar Guidry and Laney Rouse are part of a group of 24 players called by U.S. U20 Women’s National Team Coach Tracey Kevins to the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for a year-end camp running from Dec. 7-14.
The U-20 USWNT is preparing for next year’s Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship which is set for Feb. 25-March 12, 2022 in the Dominican Republic. This year’s Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship will qualify three teams to the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. As host, Costa Rica received an automatic bid to the world championship tournament.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, are age-eligible for the Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship.
Guidry played in 21 games this season for the Cavaliers and earned All-ACC second team honors, while Rouse played in all 23 games on the season. The defenders helped Virginia post 13 shutouts on the season and allowed only 13 goals while limiting opponents to 157 shots on the season. Included were shutouts of No. 2 Duke, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 9 Santa Clara, No. 12 West Virginia and No. 24 Clemson.
Guidry tallied a goal and three assists on the season, including assists on the game-winning goals against No. 12 West Virginia and again against Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She also connected with Diana Ordoñez for the goal in the draw at No. 2 Florida State that secured the ACC regular-season title. She logged 1,232 minutes on the back line for the Hoos this season.
Rouse tallied a pair of assists on the season, connecting for goals against Richmond in the season opener and High Point in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She logged 1,317 minutes on the back line for Virginia this season.