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Former Berkeley Prep keeper Heaberlin selected for 2012 U.S. U-20 World Cup
Posted Aug 3, 2012 by Jarrett Guthrie
Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Former Berkeley Prep and current North Carolina freshman keeper Bryane Heaberlin has made the final roster of the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team that will represent the United States at the 2012 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Japan from Aug. 19-Sept. 8.
Heaberlin, who was a Parade All-American in high school garnered national attention while playing with the U-17 National Team in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championships when the US defeated the Haitian team, many of whom were affected by the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake on January 12, 2010. After the final whistle blew on a United States win, Heaberlin went to console the Haitian keeper. The moment was well represented in the media including be featured on ESPN’s E:60. Heaberlin went on to start a foundation – Many Hearts, One Goal – established to help soccer players from Haiti. For more on that story follow the link here: http://www2.tbo.com/sports/prep-sports/2010/jul/15/sp-giving-haitians-some-hope-ar-47112/
This is Heaberlin second time on the U-20 World Cup roster as she was the youngest member of the team in 2010. She is one of three keepers and the most experienced with the U-20 team. Heaberlin has 11 caps for the U-20s according to the team’s official release.
Heaberlin, an incoming freshman at UNC will be joined on the U.S. roster by two of her Tar Heel teammates as forward Kealia Ohai and defender Crystal Dunn are also members of the 21-player team. The U-20s will play in Group D opening against Ghana (at 3 a.m. EST) in Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 20.