Purce, Keene Participate in National Team Camps

Purce, Keene Participate in National Team Camps

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two Harvard women's soccer players are gaining more international experience this year, as sophomore Margaret Purce (United States) and junior Alika Keene (Jamaica) have been invited to National Team camps this spring.

Purce, who played with the U.S. during the U-20 FIFA World Cup this past summer, will participate in the U-23 Women's National Team training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida at the end of this month into May. Purce has seen time for the Americans in both the U-20 World Cup and the CONCACAF Championship prior to this year.

Keene received a coveted invite to participate with Jamaica's National Senior Women's Squad this spring, as the team was stationed in Orlando, Keene's hometown, at the end of March. The Senior Reggae Girlz toured around Florida with practice games and training sessions during the eight-day camp in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Qualifiers in August.

Both Purce and Keene were key cogs in the Crimson's run through the NCAA Tournament after winning its second consecutive Ivy League title in 2014, and look to once again lead a strong Crimson delegation into 2015.