Following the Cougars final four loss to North Carolina last week, Morgan Weaver and Makamae Gomera-Stevens were called up to the United States Senior Women’s National Team on Monday. The two will attend the Identification Camp in Bradenton, Florida later this month.
To add onto a magical season, the call-ups for both Weaver and Gomera-Stevens are the first in Washington State program history. This won’t be the first time wearing the United States colors for Weaver however as she spent two years playing for the U-23 team. Gomera-Stevens, on top of being apart of the first group of Cougs to make the senior team will be just the second player from Hawaii to make the call-up to the senior team.
The two forwards, who combined for 20 goals this season, will step in for injured Stanford forwards Madison Haley and Naomi Girma. Vlatko Andovosky, the USWNT head coach, will lead the team into the camp that will not include any of those who were apart of the World Cup this past summer. The two will join eight other college athletes on the team as well as 13 athletes from around the NWSL.
Mykiaa Minniss was also called up on Monday to the U-20 U.S. National Team and will play in the 2019 Nike International Friendlies. She started in 21 games this season and saw the fourth most minutes of all Cougars this season. Her one and only goal of the season would come at a extremely crucial moment during the 96th minute of overtime in the Cougars match against South Carolina that would send them to the College Cup. Like Gomera-Stevens, this will be Minniss’ first time wearing the red, white, and blue.
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Weaver and Gomera-Stevens were called into the full national team camp while Minniss earned a spot with the U-20 team.
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Morgan Weaver and Makamae Gomera-Stevens, forwards who combined to score 20 goals for the Cougars this season, were called up as fill-ins after two other players, forward Madison Haley and defender Naomi Girma, were injured while playing for Stanford last weekend in the College Cup. The Cardinal beat UNC in penalty kicks to win the national championship Sunday.
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