June 8, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara women's soccer stars both past and present continue to gain footholds on the various U.S. National teams this summer. 2006 graduate Marian Dalmy has signed a deal with the senior national team, while sophomore Amanda Poach and freshman Kiki Bosio are both in camp preparing for major tournaments this summer with the U-20 and U-21 national teams, respectively.
Dalmy, the 2006 West Coast Conference Player of the Year, signed a deal with the U.S. senior team after earning her first career caps in the last two months. The Lakewood, Colo. native made her first senior national team appearance April 14 against Mexico, and followed that up with an appearance off the bench May 12 against Canada.
Poach, a first-team All-WCC selection this past season, has been a fixture on the youth national teams, playing a major role on the U-20 team at last summer's U-20 World Cup in Russia. The midfielder has been named to the U-20 team's roster as an "overage" player for the squad's upcoming participation in the Pan-American Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 12-26.
Bosio, a freshman forward who led the Broncos with eight assists and was named to the All-WCC First Team, has been named to the U-21 team's training camp roster in preparation for the Nordic Cup, to be held in Vassa, Finland, from July 12-25.