PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State soccer freshman Chelsea Harkins has been invited to the Canada U-20 National Team Camp.
Harkins is one of six forwards in camp, which runs through July 9 in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Surrey, British Columbia native is vying for a spot on the squad that will compete at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Aug. 5-24 in Canada. The event will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Moncton, New Brunswick, Montreal and Toronto.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Chelsea,” Cougar Head Coach Steve Nugent said. “She is an exciting and dynamic player who will represent herself and Washington State very well in camp. We wish her the best of luck and will be rooting for her to the make the U20 World Cup team.”
Harkins was a member of the basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, and soccer teams in her time at Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. She was a member of the U-15 provincial team under head coach Don Sparks as well as a member of the U-15 and U-16 national training centers.
A recipient of the golden boot at the U-15 Canadian National Championship, Harkins served as a captain and was the leading scorer of U-16 Surrey United BCSPL club team. She played on the U-16 provincial team, which placed fourth at the Canadian National Championships
Harkins played for the U-18 Women’s Whitecaps Elite Program under Jesse Symons. The Whitecaps won the women’s premiere league, McAdams Cup, and the PCL championships (2012-13). Harkins was the MVP of the PCL final after scoring four goals. She was selected to British Columbia’s Canada Games team, which won the national championship at the Canada Games.