BRADFORD, Pa. - Ron Smith of USA Sports Tours and Events recently announced Tess Follman and Andrea Gundlach have been selected to play for the U.S.A. D-3 All-Star Soccer Team, which will tour Brazil in May.
Follman and Gundlach are members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's soccer team. They finished their 2012 season with the Lady Panthers with an overall record of 13-6-1 and placed second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Gundlach, a junior, plays midfield and is the daughter of Chris and Laura Gundlach of Westfield, N.Y. She has been the Pitt-Bradford women's soccer team captain for nearly two years, was selected as an AMCC Second Team All-Star and received the Academic All Conference award all three years of her collegiate career.
Andrea Gundlach, left, of Westfield and Tess Follman, right, have been selected to play for the U.S.A. D-3 All-Star Soccer Team in Brazil.
As members of the USA D-3 All-Star Soccer Team, they will join 14 other women from colleges across the country for the nine-day tour in Brazil. During their trip, they will play soccer in the City of Jundiai and the States of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where they will compete against top U-22 club teams from the States of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Aside from representing the U.S. on the field, the trip will also provide the group of All-Stars with educational, social and cultural outreach opportunities within the communities they visit and will also allow them to visit schools and historical sites throughout Brazil.