Locally: Gonzaga soccer’s Giana Riley named to United States U20 Women’s Youth National Team

Gonzaga forward Giana Riley, right, controls the ball against Idaho’s Jayd Sprague during the Women’s NCAA Soccer Tournament at Luger Field last November. (James Snook/The Spokesman-Review) By From staff reports Gonzaga University women’s soccer standout Giana Riley was named to the United States’ Under-20 Women’s Youth National Team roster. National team head coach Tracey Kevins named a 24-player roster for the team’s first training camp of the year Jan. 15-22 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The camp marks the first steps toward the 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, to be held in Colombia in September, for which the USA qualified last June at the CONCACAF Women’s U20 Championship in the Dominican Republic. Academics Two Washington State volleyball fifth-year student athletes, Iman Isanovic and Magda Jehláová , were named to the 2023 Academic All-America women’s volleyball teams as announced by the College Sports Communicators (CSC). Both student-athletes were voted onto this year’s Academic All-America third team, with Isanovic representing the only three-time CSC Academic All-America honoree, having been named second and third team in 2022 and 2021, respectively. Jehláová was also a second-team honoree in 2022 as the Euro tandem represented the only teammates on this year’s Division I Academic All-America teams to have each earned the award more than once in their careers. Jehláová , a master’s student in Management, was the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jehláová was the second overall pick in the Professional Volleyball Federation (PVF) inaugural collegiate player draft in December and is the only five-time first-team All-Pac-12 honoree in the history of the Conference of Champions. Isanovic is a graduate student in Political Science. Baseball Gonzaga University has released its 2024 baseball schedule. The 50-game spring lineup includes 18 games at Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach […]

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