17 SEC ladies’s soccer stars shine in 2023 World Cup

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A complete of 17 present and former Southeastern Convention ladies’s soccer student-athletes are at present representing their respective international locations on the 2023 World Cup stage in Australia and New Zealand. With greater than 130 NCAA athletes competing within the occasion, the SEC is house to the third-most of any convention.

Half of the league’s membership has no less than one athlete within the discipline, with seven totally different colleges boasting World Cup rivals together with Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Gators cleared the path with 5 athletes competing on nationwide groups, tied for the 4th-most amongst all NCAA colleges.

Former Tennessee ahead Hannah Wilkinson (2012-2016) holds the excellence of scoring the primary purpose of the 2023 World Cup on the opening day of the match, main New Zealand to a 1-0 upset of Norway and securing the host nation’s first-ever win within the occasion.

Southeastern Convention athletes don 10 totally different nationwide flags out of the 32 groups that certified for the match, which runs July 20 – August 20. 4 SEC athletes are teammates on Canada’s nationwide workforce, and three extra symbolize Jamaica collectively.

Group play will wrap up on August 3, with 16 international locations advancing to the Knockout stage beginning on August 5. Quarterfinals start on August 10, with the semifinals following August 15-16, and culminating with the championship on August 20.

SEC within the 2023 World Cup