Feb. 21, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State freshmen Carly Dobratz and Kiersten Dallstream were selected to participate in training camps with two US Youth National Teams. Dobratz was chosen to train with the Under-21 Women's National Team, while Dallstream participated in the Under-20 Women's National Team training camp.
"Being selected to be part of a national camp or event is an honor and privilege," said WSU head coach Matt Potter. "For both it is a first in attending a national camp, but I am confident that they will represent themselves, their families and the Cougars well. Both are talented student-athletes who can make their makr on this stage. In having Kiersten and Carly join Molly (Alexander) on the international stage, it shows the positive direction of our program and the tradition we are creating. We wish them both well and we could not be prouder of both Kiersten and Carly."
Dallstream was one of 30 players selected to participate in the Under-20 training camp which ran Feb. 4-11 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Dobratz, meanwhile, was one of 24 selected for the Under-21 training camp which takes place Feb. 17-23 at the Home Depot Center. Head coach Bill Irwin will use this session to compile a roster of women who will travel to England March 9-18 to compete against some of the top English women's club teams.
Dobratz started in 15 matches for WSU and recorded three goals and five assists in her debut season. She led all Cougar scorers with 42 total shots and scored the game-winning goal in the Cougars' 1-0 win over archrival Washington Oct. 8. For her efforts, Dobratz was named to the Pacific-10 All-Conference second team as well as the All-Freshman team. She earned recognition from Soccer Buzz Magazine when the national publication named Dobratz to their All-West Region third team and All-Freshman team. Furthermore, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named the Gilbert, Ariz. native to its All-West Region third team.
Dallstream, a freshman out of Fountain Hills, Ariz., started in 18 matches and scored three goals for the Cougars. She netted her first collegiate goal Sept. 8, 2006 in a 2-1 loss to Nevada. She also scored against then-No. 20 California Oct. 22 and against Arizona State Nov. 3.
In 2006, sophomore Molly Alexander was selected to Canada's Under-20 CONCACAF Qualifying squad and was also chosen to participate in the Under-20 training camp in Vancouver, B.C. She was a member of the Canadian U-16 and U-17 teams and the under-19 national team pool.
The Cougars finished in fourth place in the Pac-10 with a 9-7-4 overall record and a 4-3-2 record in conference play. WSU's ten shutouts in 2006 tied a school record. The Cougars also set a single season record for fewest goals allowed as only 15 goals slipped past the WSU defensive line.