Byars ready for USA action
Shelton School sophomore Trinity Byars, age 15, has joined 20 other U.S. Under-17 Women’s National World Cup soccer team members in Houston, where they have gathered before departure to Colonia, Uruguay. There they will compete against Cameroon on November 14. The game will be streamed at 1:00 pm CT on Fox Sports 2.
The team later faces Korea DPR November 17 and plays against Germany November 21. Since April 2016, the U-17s have tested themselves against 15 different National Teams over the course of 17 training camps/events and have compiled a 23-2-6 international record.
Byars is the youngest team member who will represent the United States at the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup event. A forward hailing from Solar Soccer Club in Richardson, TX, Byars is accustomed to the role of being the youngest. In 2016 she and another soccer teammate were the youngest ever to give a verbal commitment to play soccer at The University of Texas. At the time, Byars listed her long-term goals of earning a starting spot as a freshman at UT Austin, winning All Region and Academic All American, and winning National Title championships for UT’s soccer program.
In support of Byars and her USA team members, Shelton students will wear red, white and blue on November 14 and gather for a send-off cheer.
Says Women’s National Team head coach Mark Carr, “As with any American team, it's full of spirit, competitiveness, desire to improve and it’s ultimately designed to win at the highest levels.”
“Trinity is an amazing athlete,” says Shelton Director of Athletics Freddie Jones. “We share her family’s pride as she represents the USA at this event.”