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Badgers Lavelle named to US Women's National Team roster

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MADISON, Wis. (Per UW Athletics) – Wisconsin junior midfielder Rose Lavelle has been named to the United States Women’s National Team roster for a training camp ahead of two June matches against Japan.

This marks the first call-up with the senior national team for Lavelle since January when she joined the USWNT for its first training camp of 2016 in California. Lavelle was also with the U.S. during the final stretch of its Women’s World Cup Victory Tour last December.

Just two weeks ago, Lavelle was with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team at a seven-day training camp in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lavelle and the U.S. Women’s National Team will come together May 27 in Denver for a training camp in advance of the USA’s meeting with Japan on June 2 in Commerce City, Colorado. The game will be televised 8 p.m. CT on FS1. The USWNT will then travel to Cleveland for the second leg of the two-game set for a second friendly against Japan on June 5 at 11:30 a.m. CT on ESPN2.

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis will name 18 players to suit up for each match.

One of the top players for the USA at the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup, Lavelle has become an up-and-coming name in the U.S. program. The 21-year-old midfielder led the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team to a title at the 2015 Four Nations Tournament in Norway. She was a finalist for the 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year.

Lavelle was 2015 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year after a breakout season offensively for Wisconsin with a team-leading 17 points on seven goals and three assists. The first Badger to be named a first-team All-American since 1991, Lavelle was also a semifinalist for the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the top individual player in college soccer. Lavelle was a second-team All-American in 2014 as a sophomore and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013.

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