Virginia Tech women’s soccer goalkeeper Mandy McGlynn, the 5’9″ rising junior from Jacksonville, Florida, has officially begun preparations for the 2018 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup that starts in August.
— Virginia Tech Women's Soccer (@HokiesWSoccer) July 17, 2018
McGlynn was recently named as one of the players on the 21-person roster to the U-20 Women’s National Team of the United States. The final day of their training camp in Portland, Oregon, was July 12 where head coach Jitka Klimkova decided she was one of the best 21 players that had the chance to bring home some kind of hardware for the U-20s. The U-20s went 3-0 in their tournament in France where they played Germany, Haiti, and France.
While a freshman, McGlynn played in 16 of 19 of the matches and she started all 18 games this past season. She joins six other ACC players, four from the University of Virginia, that will be playing alongside her in the World Cup in a few years. She’s logged 13 shutouts in 37 games in her first two years.
You can follow Mandy McGlynn and see her in action starting on August 6 when the U.S. faces France in the opening game of their tournament.