On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced that Penn State center back Kaleigh Riehl will be attending this year’s United States Women’s National Team identification camp, which officially began on Sunday, December 9th.
Riehl was a member of two FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cups, playing every minute of the USA’s six matches in 2016 while being an unused substitute during the 2014 tournament.
She recently wrapped up her NCAA career, logging a record 8847 minutes over her 101 matches, besting the record that had been held by current USWNT center back Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia, 2003-2007; 8523 minutes, 91 matches).
KALEIGH RIEHL – Defender (Center Back)
Current Team: Penn State
Hometown: Fairfax Station, Virginia
Date of Birth: October 21, 1996 (age: 23.13)
Notable USA Youth Experience: 2014 U-20 USWNT, 2016 U-20 USWNT
College Team: Penn State (profile), 2015 National Champions
- All-time NCAA D1 leader in minutes played, at 8847 minutes (gopsusports.com)
- Played 101 NCAA matches, starting every match
- 5th-year senior, as she redshirt’ed in 2016 for that year’s U-20 WWC
- First career NCAA goal was the insurance goal in Penn State’s 2015 College Cup semifinal 2:0 win over Rutgers
- Age as of 2020 Olympics: 23.75
- Age as of 2023 WWC: 26.69
- Expected Pro Year: 2020
- NCAA career statistics: 101 matches (101 starts; 8847 minutes), 2 goals, 3 assists