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National recognition for Lake Forest girl

Updated: November 18, 2012 6:31AM

Lake Forest High School junior Ginny McGowan recently was named to the Team USA under-18 women’s national soccer team.

The team will be training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. for eight days starting on Sunday.

McGowan gained recognition as an outstanding player through playing with the Libertyville-based Eclipse Select Soccer Club.

She is a back-line player.

McGowan already has verbally committed to play college soccer at the University of Notre Dame.

McGowan will join 23 other players from across the country at the practice session.

As part of the training, the team will face the Women’s Premier Soccer League’s San Diego SeaLions on Oct. 27.

This marks McGowan’s first call-up to the national team.

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