Mountain Vista's Mallory Pugh named to US U-20 World Cup team

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Mallory Pugh, right. (Ray Chen/arrayphoto.com)

Mountain Vista's Mallory Pugh will take part in the Under-20 Women's World Cup after she was the youngest player picked to the United States' roster on Thursday.

Pugh, who will be a junior this fall, was one of 21 players named to the roster on Thursday. The U-20 Women's World Cup is Aug. 5-24 in Canada.

Due to national team commitments last spring — Pugh was a member of the U-17 squad — her schedule was limited with the Golden Eagles, but she did score 13 goals and had six assists in eight games.

Pugh led the U.S. Under-17 team in scoring, according to USSoccer.com, and was one of three current high school students picked to the Under-20 team.

She had been taking part in a the first week of a two-week training camp in Seattle ahead of the tournament. The United States will face Germany, China and Brazil in its group. All games are on the ESPN family of networks.

The U.S. is the defending champion of the U-20 Women's World Cup, having won the event in Japan in 2012. The Americans also won in 2008 and 2002.

Pugh wasn't the only Colorado native picked. Lindsey Horan, now playing professionally at Paris Saint-Germain, attended Golden but did not play high school soccer.

Pugh has committed to UCLA, according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Her sister, Bri, also starred for Mountain Vista and is now a senior at Oregon.