Incoming Freshman To Compete Against New Zealand

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Incoming Arkansas freshman Stefani Doyle has been called up by the U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team to travel to New Zealand to play three friendlies this summer.

Twenty players will make the trip, featuring a match against the New Zealand Women’s National Team on June 14 followed by two games against the New Zealand U-20 WNT on June 17 and 19.

“It’s always a special opportunity to represent your country in international play,” Doyle said. “I’m honored and so excited for the chance.”

Hailing from Lewisville, Texas, Doyle is among 24 players invited to the 2015 and 2016 U-19 U.S. Soccer national camps. She will be eligible to earn a spot in the team that will participate in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Papua New Guinea from Nov. 13-Dec. 6.

Earlier this spring, she was rated by as a four-star recruit, the No. 63-ranked player in the U.S. and the No. 24 midfielder in the nation.

“Stefani has a lot of talent, but more than that, she has heart, toughness and determination,” Arkansas head soccer coach Colby Hale said. “She has worked hard and earned this incredible honor. We are proud of her. She will represent this country well.”