Jan. 11, 2007
WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer goalkeeper Ashley Holder has been selected to participate in an invitation only training camp for the Under-21 Women's National Team from January 13-20, 2007, head coach George Van Linder announced. The training camp will take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the official training ground for US Soccer.
Holder will participate at the training camp in preparation for the Under-21 National Team's appearance at the upcoming Nordic Cup held this summer in Europe. As part of the training camp, Holder is eligible to be selected to play in Under-21 Women's National Team matches.
"We have felt strongly that Ashley is one of the top young keepers in the country. We are excited and proud of her for getting this honor," head coach George Van Linder said. "She has a tremendous opportunity to become a fixture in the national team program. As always, Ashley will do an outstanding job representing Baylor and the soccer team."
Last season, Holder was named first-team All-Big 12 Conference in a vote by league coaches. The first-team selection was the first of her career and the first for a Baylor player since goalkeeper Dawn Greathouse was named to the first-team following her 2000 season.
Holder played a key role in Baylor's success this past season as the junior has made many spectacular saves on her way to recording four shutouts on the year. The junior finished the season ranks second in the conference with 112 saves.
The junior was a two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Week selection and was named to SoccerBuzz Elite National Team of the Week following back-to-back shutout victories over Iowa State and Missouri.
Holder and the rest of the Under-21 WNT participants will be training with the US Women's National Team as the team prepares for the Women's World Cup this summer in China.