Recent Mountain Vista graduate Mallory Pugh makes U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer Team

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2016 Mountain Vista graduate Mallory Pugh, pictured during the 5A girls soccer championship game in the spring. (Ryan Casey/

Mallory Pugh, the 2016 Mountain Vista graduate, was named to the U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer Team on Tuesday.

She will become the second-youngest American women's soccer Olympian, according to U.S. Soccer.

Pugh, a UCLA recruit, emerged on the national soccer scene early in her high school career. She has played on a variety of youth national teams throughout her career, including the under-20 squad at 16-years-old. She debuted for the senior national team at 17 in January.

The national high school soccer player of the year as a junior, Pugh didn't play her senior season at Mountain Vista because of that national team commitment. Still, she was a major part of the team, attending games and practices, and was in uniform on the bench at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in May when the Golden Eagles played for the Class 5A championship.

Pugh will be 18 years, 3 months and 5 days old when the Olympics begin on Aug. 3, according to U.S. Soccer. The youngest U.S. women's soccer Olympian ever was Cindy Parlow at 18 years, 2 months and 13 days old at the 1996 Olympic Games.

Lindsey Horan, a 2012 graduate of Golden High School, was also named to the team. Horan didn't participate in high school soccer.