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Slovek Invited to U-21 National Team Camp

Jan. 9, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Junior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek is one of 26 players invited to participate in the upcoming U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team Camp, held at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. from January 13-20. It is the first national team call-up for the Lions' standout goalkeeper who had a spectacular 2006 season to help LMU advance to the NCAA Tournament.

It is the first training camp of the year for the U-21s who will be preparing for this summer's Nordic Cup. Slovek will see some familiar faces in camp as there are four players invited from teams that LMU faced in 2006.

The U-21s will scrimmage the full Women's National Team in a pair of matches on January 15th at the Home Depot Center at 12:00pm and 2:00pm, the day before the Women's National Team leaves for China and the Four Nations Tournament.

Slovek had an outstanding junior season, earning WCC Defensive Player of the Year honors and first team All-WCC accolades. She recorded eight shutouts on the year, with five of those coming in LMU's seven West Coast Conference games. She finished the season with a 0.70 GAA and led the WCC in shutouts per game, goals against average and saves per game in WCC games. She was named the WCC Player of the Week after making 12 saves to record LMU's first ever shutout of Portland, and was selected to the Soccer Buzz Team of the Week twice. Most importantly, she led the Lions to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002.