Davis, Sanderson to Represent Canada at 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
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Aug. 4, 2014

V. Sanderson

Senior midfielder Kylie Davis and sophomore forward Valerie Sanderson will both suit up for Canada on Tuesday in the first fixture at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup being played across Canada.

"It's exciting to see our players represent their country," head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "This is well deserved for both of them and we wish them all the best. Obviously, we are going to miss them at camp, but the positive is they have both been through camp before and know what to expect. We will be cheering them on from Memphis, but we will be excited to have them rejoin us."

Canada takes on Ghana in the first match of group play at 7 p.m. (CT). The host country plays Finland in the second fixture on Friday at 7 p.m. (CT) in Toronto. Canada rounds out the group stage against Korea DPR on Tuesday, August 12 at 6 p.m. (CT) in Montreal. Canada's first two fixtures will air on ESPN3.

"It's a great honor to represent your country, but another to potentially start and that speaks to the ability of those athletes," Monagan added. "It is no surprise that they will have the chance to start, and no matter what they will each play a significant role in the tournament."

Davis enters her senior season at the U of M as a three-year captain with 29 career points in 50 starts. A two-time first team all-conference selection, Davis plays in her second U-20 World Cup (Japan).

Sanderson put together a memorable freshman season at Memphis, scoring a conference-best 17 goals while adding three assists for 37 points. Sanderson played for the U-17 World Cup with Canada in 2012 (Azerbaijian).

Memphis opens fall camp on Friday and will play its first exhibition on Wednesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. The exhibition match against Mississippi State will take place at the Park Avenue Campus practice field.


 

 

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