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Former Penn State Women’s Soccer Star Sam Coffey Called Up To US National Team

Former Penn State women’s soccer midfielder Sam Coffey was called up to the United States Women’s National Team, it announced Monday afternoon. Coffey will join the squad ahead of its upcoming friendly matches against Colombia.

This marks the first national team call-up of Coffey’s career. She joins former Nittany Lion goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher on the team.

In January, Coffey officially signed with the Portland Thorns after being selected with the No. 12 overall selection in the 2021 NWSL Draft. Following the draft, she opted to return for her final NCAA season, deferring her professional career by a year.

Transferring into the Penn State program in 2018, Coffey made an instant impact with the Nittany Lions, appearing in all 25 of the team’s games. Over the course of her career, Coffey earned three All-Big Ten first-team designations, the 2020-2021 Big Ten midfielder of the year award, and a team captainship. She tallied 42 goals and 54 assists in her three-year career playing at Jeffrey Field.

The United States’ first friendly match against Colombia will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Three days later, the teams will match up once again, with a 10:00 p.m. kickoff. Both games will be televised, with the former on FS1 and the latter on ESPN.

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