Boyds, MD (June 13, 2017) – U.S. Youth National Team forward Gabrielle Robinson has joined the Washington Spirit Academy – Virginia program ahead of the inaugural U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy season.
Robinson is a regular on U.S. Soccer rosters, having been consistently selected for training camps or international competition at the U-15, and U-17 National Team levels since early 2015. In 2016, Robinson led all scorers at the CONCACAF U-15 Championship in Orlando, Florida with eight goals and was selected to the Best XI of the tournament. The U.S. U-15 Girls National Team won the international tournament, culminating with a 2-0 win over Canada in the final.
In May 2017, Robinson was called into U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team training camp, making the jump from the U-15 level. Robinson has played travel soccer for one of Northern Virginia’s strongest clubs, Braddock Road Youth Club, on a BRYC Elite Academy 00/01 team which has been highly successful in some of the most competitive showcase events in the country. Robinson will represent Washington Spirit Academy – Virginia in the U17-U19 pool of players, which make up the two oldest Girls’ DA team rosters in the U-17 and U-18/19 age groups.
“We are thrilled to have Gabby join the club and represent the Washington Spirit in the Development Academy,” Washington Spirit Academy – Virginia Technical Director Tom Torres said. “Her impact on the field and experience at the national pool level will add to an increasingly competitive environment that is being created within Virginia’s first U17-U19 pool. The older age groups have signed many talented players so the staff are excited for the club and look forward to being a resource for their overall development.”
All eight Washington Spirit Academy teams in Virginia and Maryland will kick off the inaugural U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy season this fall. The 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Girls’ DA regular season schedule was released on June 1: http://bit.ly/2rWApNu
The Washington Spirit will operate two U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy programs when the nation’s top league and development program for female players kicks off in 2017. For more information on the Washington Spirit U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy programs in Virginia and Maryland, visit https://washingtonspirit.com/da/