Proffitt named to U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team roster

Midfielder will report to University of Virginia campus in early May

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Junior and three-year women’s soccer captain Morgan Proffitt was named Monday to the U.S Under-23 Women’s National Team training camp roster, which will meet May 1-7 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Columbus, Indiana, native is coming off her best season for the Golden Eagles, who finished below .500 for the first time in 19 years at 8-8-4. Proffitt was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region team and All-BIG EAST first team for the first time in her career. She also scored a career-high three goals from the center back position.

“For her, it’s kind of a dream come true,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “She’s really deserving. She’s got a motor that’s nonstop, she’s a tremendous athlete … She’s really been building herself up and has been a dominant force for us and across the BIG EAST.”

Though she has primarily played defensive positions in her time at Marquette, Proffitt is listed as one of nine midfielders on the U-23 team, comprised of 26 collegiate players. She joins St. John’s goalkeeper Diana Poulin as the only BIG EAST representatives on the team.

Roeders said Proffitt previously received an invitation to the U-18 team during her senior year of high school, but tore her ACL the week before the team reported. This will be her first time in a national team camp.

Proffitt is the first Golden Eagle to make the U-23 team since Mary Luba in 2014. Luba recently made the final roster for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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