BATON ROUGE – LSU freshman Megan Lee reached a career milestone on Wednesday night when she featured as a late substitution in New Zealand’s 1-1 draw with the world’s No. 1-ranked United States to claim her first international cap for the Football Ferns in an international friendly match played at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Lee has missed each of LSU’s last two SEC matches after being called into the New Zealand Women’s National Team for its two-match series with the United States that ended Wednesday night.
A defensive standout at the international level, Lee came on as a late substitution for goal-scorer Hannah Wilkinson in the 92nd minute to become just the second player in the history of the LSU Soccer program to earn an international cap at the senior level. Junior midfielder Natalia Gomez-Junco is also a capped member of the Mexican Women’s National Team.
Wednesday’s 1-1 draw proved to be a monumental result for New Zealand as the nation snapped a 26-year drought with its first result against the United States since 1987.
Lee enjoyed a decorated youth career in the New Zealand Women’s National Team system while representing her country at the Under-17 and Under-20 levels prior to her call up with the Football Ferns.
A native of Massey, Auckland, New Zealand, Lee made 15 appearances for New Zealand’s U-17 Women’s National Team from 2010-12, including her trips with the team to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago in 2010 and Azerbaijan in 2012. She made six appearances with the U-17 team in 2010 and nine appearances with the squad in 2012.