Georgia soccer freshman Becca Rasmussen has national team experience at every level beginning with under age 14 competition. She will continue that string when she joins the 20-player roster for the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team that travels to Mexico City for international training July 22-28.
Players born in 1996 and 1997 make up the U.S. Under-18 roster, and many will form the core of the Under – 20 team that competes for qualification in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa.
Rasmussen and the U-18 squad most recently competed at the U.S. Olympic Training Center May 11-18, while Rasmussen also attended camp with the U-20s in Chula Vista, Calif., in April. In March, she played in the prestigious 10 Nations Tournament with the U-18s in La Manga, Spain.
The Golden, Colo., native is the No. 31-ranked player in the 2014 class according to TopDrawerSoccer.com, and is National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2013 Youth All-American. The Georgia 2014 Sovver recruiting class is ranked No. 10 nationally and No. 3 in the Southeastern Conference by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Rasmussen turned in a strong performance at the 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. Subbing into the team’s first game, Rasmussen scored in the 65th minute. She then started and played all 90 minutes in the final two outings.
An early enrollee, Rasmussen completed a semester at UGA and played with the Georgia team in the spring, tallying six assists.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 12-7-1 (5-5-1) campaign in 2013, including a trip to the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
Georgia opens the 2014 season on Friday August 22 at Ole Miss in the first SEC Network live competition broadcast. The Bulldog schedule includes eight games against 2013 NCAA Tournament participants, nine home contests at the UGA Soccer Stadium, and the first live event in the history of the brand new SEC Network.