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Cal’s Schott to attend the U-21 national team tryout

Daily Planet Wire Services
Thursday February 15, 2001

Laura Schott, a sophomore forward who was the Cal womens’ soccer team’s leading scorer last season, has been invited to the U.S. Under-21 national team camp, to be held Feb. 18-25 in Chula Vista. 

Schott previously spent time with the Under-18 national team, but this will be her first chance to impress the U-21 coaches. 

U.S. women’s national team head coach April Heinrichs and Under-21 head coach Jillian Ellis intend to use this camp to choose the majority of the full U.S. women’s national team roster for a European tour that includes a friendly match against Italy in Rieti outside of Rome on March 7 and the 2001 Algarve Cup in Portugal, one of the world’s most competitive annual women’s international tournaments.  

Following the 2000 season, Schott became the first Golden Bear to be named an NSCAA first team All-American since U.S. national team member Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett was selected in 1989. She also was named a first team All-American by Soccer Buzz, an MVP by Soccer America and a first team All-Pac-10 selection after leading Cal to a 17-3-1 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Schott finished the 2000 season as the Pac-10 leader for points (47), goals (23) and game-winning goals (9).