Rutgers University Women's Soccer is beginning to become synonymous with USA Soccer. Most recently incoming Freshman Nicole Whitley will be joining the U.S. Under 18 Women's National Soccer Team this month. She will be traveling with the team to England for a training camp at St George's Park in Tatenhill, UK.
During this stint with the U-18 National Team, Whitley will be joining 19 other players hoping to get the US team ready to qualify for the Under 20 FIFA 2018 Women's World Cup. The 2018 U-20 Women's World Cup will be taking place in France, the actually venue has not been announced yet. France will also be hosting the 2019 Women's World Cup the following June. The U.S. U-18 team will be in England from July 6-15 and will be playing two games versus England's U-18 team on July 12th and 14th. The Games will be taking place at the training center of England Football Association at St. George's Park.
The midfielder, Whitley will be joining the Scarlet Knights Women's Soccer team this fall. She will arrive at training camp in August and begin working out with the team. During her time at Freehold Township High School in Freehold, New Jersey, Whitley was the lead scorer with 64 goals and 24 assists. Whitley joins a group of now six Rutgers students and Alumni that have played for the U.S on the national level recently. Current athletes Casey Murphy and Colby Ciarrocca have joined the U-20 team for training within the past year. Senior Erin Smith , and former student Erica Skroski have played with the U-23 team in 2016. The most recognizable name from Rutgers to round out this list is of course Carli Lloyd who plays for the U.S. Women's National Team, and will be joining them at the 2016 Olympic Games this Summer in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.