Jackie Stengel Selected to Train with U.S. Women's National Team
Nov. 16, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – Following a sensational freshman season during which she scored nine goals and earned two ACC postseason honors, Jackie Stengel of the NC State women’s soccer team has been selected to compete with the United States Women’s National Team U20s in Carson, Calif., from Nov. 24 – Dec. 1.
“It’s a very well-deserved honor for her based on what she did as a freshman,” said NC State head coach Tim Santoro. “I’m really glad that she got recognized not only at an ACC level but also at a national level.”
The camp will serve as preparation for the national team’s U20 CONCACAF Championship to be held Jan. 9-19 in the Cayman Islands. The U20 CONCACAF Championship is an important step in qualifying for the 2014 U20 World Cup, which will take place in Canada. The top three nations at the end of the CONCACAF Championship will earn the region’s three bids to the 2014 U20 World Cup.
Stengel had an incredible freshman season for the Wolfpack, leading the team in goals (9), points (19), shots (45), and shots on goal (23). The native of Melbourne, Fla., tied for a team high with two game-winning goals and was a threat to opposing defenses whenever she set foot on the field. In recognition of this stellar debut season, Stengel earned recognition on the All-ACC Third Team and the ACC All-Freshman Team on Nov. 7.
Stengel’s tally of nine goals tied for 10th in the ACC at the end of the 2013 regular season.
The NC State women’s soccer team enjoyed an improved 2013 season under new head coach Tim Santoro, going 7-12 overall. The Wolfpack went 5-1 in nonconference play and ended the season with a 2-1 win over No. 23 Wake Forest, the program’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2009.
“Jackie is just a good player and she is getting recognized for her consistent play at the highest level,” Santoro added. “I’m proud of her and I’m proud of the program. This shows where the program is going, with student-athletes like her coming in.”