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Stanford grad Ubogagu gets the call from USA women's soccer

Chioma Ubogagu (left) will rejoin former Stanford teammate Jane Campbell at Team USA's training camp. Photo by Jim Shorin/

Stanford grad Chioma Ubogagu will get a chance to make her first career appearance with the United States senior national women's soccer team next week as she was one of 23 players called into training camp Tuesday by U.S. coach Jill Ellis.

The Americans have a two-game series with Canada beginning Thursday, Nov. 9 in Vancouver and Sunday, Nov. 12 at San Jose's Ayala Stadium.

Kaylin Swart
Ubogagu, a natural attacker who will train at outside back, and goalkeeper Adrianna French are the only players on the training roster without a national team cap.

She joins several other Stanford grads, current senior Andi Sullivan and Sacred Heart Prep grad Abby Dahlkemper for camp. Kelley O'Hara, Christen Press and Jane Campbell are Cardinal grads.

Press needs six caps top reach 100, a figure O'Hara surpassed earlier this year. Press is also six goals shy of 50.

The U.S. is 47-3-6 against Canada, including 8-0 in San Jose.

Menlo College

Olympian Kaylin Swart was named to the Golden State Athletic Conference all-league team Tuesday, becoming the Oaks first three-time selection.

Rachel McCloskey and Nina Lee were also named to the team, each for the second team.

Swart was 6-3-3 on the year, with a 0.812 goals against average, the best in the best in program history. She made 67 saves and featured an 84.8 percent save rate. Her six shutouts give her 19, most in program history.

Menlo, unbeaten its last seven matches (6-0-1), hosts Hope International at 2 p.m. Friday in the first round of the GSAC playoffs.

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