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Havana Solaun is part of the U.S. Under-23 National Team which is set to play three matches in Spain.

Thursday February 21, 2013Havana Solaun heads to Spain for three matches with U.S. Under-23 National Soccer Team

Gainesville, Fla.

Havana Solaun is part of the U.S. Under-23 National Team which is set to play three matches in Spain.

Rising Gator junior Havana Solaun (Gainesville, Fla./ Buchholz H.S.) departs Friday for Spain to play in three matches with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Soccer Team.

The U.S. plays U-23 sides from Norway on Feb. 28, Sweden on March 2 and finishes up the four-team tournament against England on March 4. The matches will be played in La Manga, Spain.

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity,” Solaun said. “To be able to represent the U.S. and the Gators for the U.S. is really exciting.”

Solaun was second among the 2012 Gators with 22 points and eight assists plus shared second with seven goals. In the 2012 Southeastern Conference Tournament, Solaun turned in seven points in the final two matches, with a goal and an assist in the semifinal versus Missouri and a goal and pair of assists in UF’s 3-0 win over Auburn in the final.

She was also part of the 2010 U.S. U-17 National Team, representing the U.S. at CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Costa Rica.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Abby Smith (Texas; Dallas, Texas)
Natasha Anasi (Duke; Arlington, Texas); Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Camille Levin (Göteborg FC; Newport Coast, Calif.), Lindsi Lisonbee (Sky Blue FC; Provo, Utah), Toni Pressley (Ryazan VDV; Melbourne, Fla.), Casey Short (Boston Breakers; Naperville, Ill.), Courtney Verloo (Stanford; Tualatin, Ore.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simon’s Island, Ga.), Zakiya Bywaters (Chicago Red Stars; Las Vegas, Nev.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City; Hanson, Mass.), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (4): Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara; Raymore, Mo.), Tiffany McCarty (Washington Spirit; Laurel, Md.), Stephanie Ochs (Washington Spirit; San Diego, Calif.),
Havana Solaun (Florida; Gainesville, Fla.)

Head Coach: Randy Waldrum



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