Henninger in Goal for the USAs U20 World Cup Team
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.