BATON ROUGE – In the wake of a brilliant rookie season with the Tigers this fall, All-SEC midfielder Emma Fletcher has been called into action with the Under-20 Canadian Women’s National Team as she is among the 22 international players taking part in an 11-day training camp that runs through Saturday in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Fletcher is certainly among the pool of players in contention for being named to Canada’s squad that will compete on home soil at the 2014 FIFA Women’s U-20 Women’s World Cup next summer.
This marks the fifth time during the 2013 calendar year in which Fletcher has taken part in a national EXCELeration camp with the U-20 Canadian Women’s National Team as she also traveled with the squad to Portland, Ore.; Morgantown, W.Va.; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Denmark during the spring and summer months earlier this year.
Fletcher has been honored for an outstanding 2013 season by earning Second-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman Team selections, as well as a selection to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region Third Team during the postseason. She set an LSU freshman record of 12 assists on the campaign as the No. 1-ranked assist maker in the SEC during the 2013 season.
A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Fletcher wrapped up her first season with the squad as the team’s second-leading scorer with one goal and 12 assists for 14 points while starting all 20 matches in 2013.