2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Participant
2012 CONCACAF Championships Silver Medalist
2012 U-17 Canadian Women's National Team
2011 CSA National All-Star Championships Gold Medalist
2010 U-15 Canadian Women's National Team
2009 CSA National All-Star Championships Gold Medalist
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the premier central defenders in North America to join the NCAA Division I ranks for the Class of 2013 ... Has represented her country at the highest levels of youth soccer worldwide as part of the Canadian Women's National Team system ... A veteran of the 2012 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan as a member of the U-17 Canadian Women's National Team under the direction of coaches Bryan Rosenfeld, Dave Benning and Linda Hathorn ... Started all four matches for Canada at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in group play matches against Nigeria, Colombia and Azerbaijan and a quarterfinal match against North Korea ... Has earned 10 international caps during her stint with the U-17 Canadian Women's National Team as she has also competed against the likes of China, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States ... Helped guide the U-17 Canadian Women's National Team to a berth into the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with a silver-medal-winning second-place finish at the Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Qualification Tournament held in Guatemala ... Attended four training camps with the U-17 Canadian Women's National Team in preparation for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup ... Captained the U-15 Canadian Women's National Team for the 2010 season ... Also captained the Ontario Provincial Team for two seasons in 2009 and 2010 while competing for the squad for three seasons from 2009-11 ... Coached with the provincial team by head coaches Ruben Flores (2009), Thomaz Niedzwiecki (2010) and Joey Lombardi (2011) ... Led her provincial team to a pair of gold medals in the U-14 and U-16 levels at the Canadian Soccer Association National All-Star Championships in 2009 and 2011, respectively ... A three-year member of the player pool at the CSA National Training Center from 2010-12 ... A five-year veteran of the Oakville Soccer Club from 2007-11 ... Coached at the club level by Dino Lopez ... Honored as the Outstanding Female Player of the Year for the Oakville Soccer Club following the 2011 season ... Also coached by Danny Stewart as a member of the W-League's Toronto Lady Lynx ... Also a standout performer in basketball, cross country, volleyball and track and field at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School ... A three-time city cross country champion in Hamilton, Ontario, in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Was a regional finalist in the 400-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay on the track.
Full name is Rebecca Marie Pongetti ... Born on June 28, 1995 ... Parents are Larry and Kristine Pongetti ... Has an older sister, Sarah, who is studying biology at the University of Western Ontario ... An honor roll student during her prep career at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School ... Maintained a 3.5 grade-point average during her high school tenure ... Recipient of the Director of Education Award in Physical Education in 2009 ... Plans to major in sport management at LSU.