Women's Soccer Adds Under-20 New Zealand National Team Player

UNCGSpartans.com 12-19-2012
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's soccer head coach Steve Nugent has added forward Georgia Brown (Dunedin, New Zealand/St. Hilda's Collegaite) for the 2013 season announced Thursday. Brown competed for the Under-20 New Zealand national team back in August.

"We are very excited to welcome Georgia Brown to our UNCG women's soccer family," said Nugent. "Her international experience will help our team move forward into the right direction and her leadership qualities will impact our team tremendously. Her exceptional work in the classroom also embodies the type of student-athlete we look for here at UNCG."

Brown helped the Under-20 national team win its Oceania qualifying round in Auckland, New Zealand back in April. The team went 3-0 with wins against Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Samoa. Brown scored her first two international goals against New Caledonia, playing half a game in all three contests. She also traveled with the team in the FIFA Under-20 women's World Cup in Japan last August.

Brown attended St. Hilda's collegiate high school playing multiple sports including basketball, skiing, cross country and soccer. She was named MVP of the soccer team and was third at nationals as a sprinter on the cross country squad. In the classroom, Brown achieved NCEA level one with excellence - which is the highest mark you can receive.

Brown played club soccer with Three Kings United under head coach Andy Clay. She helped the team win the national club knockout cup in 2012.

Be sure to follow all updates about the upcoming UNCG women's soccer season on www.uncgspartans.com or on twitter @UNCGsports/@CoachNugent.  


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