Bronco junior Bianca Henninger, playing in her first Women's World Cup match, put in an excellent performance in the USAs first match, a 1-1 tie with Ghana, on Wed., July 14 in Dresden, Germany (game story).
The USA will play Switzerland at 9 am Pacific in Dresden, Germany at Rudolf-Harbig Stadium. The game can be seen on ESPNU live nationally and also on ESPN3.com.
The 5-6 Los Gatos, Calif. native led the Broncos to the Sweet 16 in 2009, losing 1-0 to eventual NCAA runner-up Stanford. Last season she was named to the NSCAA All-West Region Third Team and earned a spot on the WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention Team. She started 17 of the 19 games played and recorded six shutouts on the year.
She earned first career NCAA Tournament shutout in a 1-0 victory over Michigan State in the first round. She then saved two penalty kicks and scored one in a 6-5 shootout victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament over Oklahoma State.
Henninger is member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women's Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She started all five matches and played every minute, allowing just two goals. Her first camp with the U.S. U-20s came in January of 2009 in San Diego.
She is the USA's most experienced goalkeeper with 15 U-20 caps heading into the Women's World Cup, she played in 12 total matches in 2010 including eight international games. She has an all-time international record of 11-2-2. Henninger has traveled extensively with the U.S. youth national teams. She [layed with U.S. U-18s and U-20s in 2008 and with the U.S. U-16s and U-17s in 2006. She also played with U.S. U-16s and U-15s in 2005; and attended U-14 I.D. Camp in 2004.