Sophomores Natasha Anasi, Kaitlyn Kerr and Laura Weinberg have been selected for training with the US U-23 national team from Jan. 15-22 in Sarasota, Fla. after strong seasons from all three players leading the Blue Devils to the College Cup final for the first time since 1992.
Anasi, who dropped back into defense after Ashley Rape tore her ACL, led Duke to a school-record 16 shutouts and won NSCAA First Team All-America and ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Weinberg had eight goals and four assists for the season, most notably two at Wake Forest cementing Duke's position at the top of the ACC. Kerr, who had 11 goals and six game-winners, is now Duke's all-time leading scorer in NCAA tournament play with six goals, five coming in this year's run to the championship game.
For Anasi and Weinberg, this will be their first opportunity to practice with this squad of 24. Kerr, however, will miss the camp as she will be recovering from offseason surgery. Injured defender Rape received this chance last year.
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