Nichols Invited to Team USA Under-23 National Team Camp

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard junior defender Lizzy Nichols has been invited to the U.S. Under-23 National Team camp in Portland, Ore. in April.  As part of the camp, Team USA will face Portland in an exhibition at Merlo Field Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

U.S. U-23 Women's National Team head coach Bill Irwin will bring a full squad to Portland as the team is preparing for possible games in Europe this upcoming summer. 

Nichols, an All-Ivy League honoree in all three of her seasons at Harvard, will serve as a co-captain of the Crimson in 2009.   An ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team honoree a year ago and a two-time Academic All-Ivy choice, Nichols tallied two goals as a junior, including the game winner on a penalty kick at 109:51 in Harvard's 2-1 victory over Columbia Nov. 8.  The win clinched the Ivy League title for the Crimson, the program's first since 1999.

A native of Princeton, N.J., Nichols participated in the U.S. Under-20 National Camp in April 2008.