USWNT: Another Addition for the 2019 Identification Camp

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)
Height:  5’8″
Notable USA Youth Experience:  2014 U-20 USWNT, 2016 U-20 USWNT
College Team: Penn State (profile), 2015 National Champions

Notables:

  • 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

Additional Details:

  • 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

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