Mandy Freeman, a Senior at Atlantic High School, has been named one of the 21 soccer players who will represent the United States at the 2012 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup being held in Azerbaijan from September 22 through October 13. U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach Albertin Montoya named the squad after a training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California, from August 19-26, at which the USA defeated the China U-17 Women’s National Team in two friendly matches by 2-1 and 5-1 scores. Mandy plays in the defender position on the team, which compiled an overall record of 22-5-6 over 2010 and 2011 heading into the Women’s World Cup, including a 13-1-4 mark in international games.
Also a member of the Atlantic High soccer team, Mandy’s Principal Dr. Anthony Lockhart says she is a star on and off the field. “She is a tremendous student/athlete with a winning personality who works hard on the field and in the classroom,” said Dr. Lockhart. “I am proud to know her and it is an honor to be her Principal.”
One of Mandy’s other accomplishments was being selected as an All American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for 2012. Only 40 youth girls in the United States received this honor. Mandy verbally committed to play soccer for the University of Southern California (USC) during her sophomore year in high school. She plans to attend USC when she graduates in 2013.
For more information please contact Atlantic High School Principal Dr. Anthony Lockhart at 561-243-1500 or Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org .