Woodbury's Kallman, Miller selected to U.S. National teamsWoodbury High School graduates Kassey Kallman and Eric Miller were each selected to the United States Under-20 National Teams.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
Woodbury High School graduates Kassey Kallman and Eric Miller were each selected to the United States Under-20 National Teams recently. Miller, a former Minnesota Mr. Soccer and current sophomore defender for Creighton University, was selected to play on the U.S. U-20 National team in the 2012 Northern Ireland Milk Cup, held July 21-26. It is Miller’s third call-up with the U.S. U-20 National Team in 2012. He previously joined the team for a training camp in Portland in April. He also participated in a training camp and South America tour with the team in June. Miller had an impressive freshman season for Creighton in 2011, playing a key part in the team’s run to the NCAA College Cup semifinals. He helped anchor Creighton’s backline that allowed just five goals last season, and was named to both the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team as well as to the all-freshman team by College Soccer News. He has spent this summer playing for the Portland Timbers U-23 team.
Kallman, 20, was selected to compete with the USA U-20 team as they travel to Japan for the World Cup which runs Aug. 19 through Sept. 8.
Kallman was the team captain and started all five games, playing every minute of each match, at the CONCACAF Tournament in Panama en route to clinching a berth in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Kallman, a defender, was the only true freshman at FSU to start every game during the regular season and NCAA Tournament in 2010. Last season, she led all Seminoles in minutes played with 2,378, playing every minute of every game.