Lofton-Malachi Invited to U-23 National Camp

TAMPA- University of South Florida goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi has been invited to participate in the 2009 U-23 U.S. Women’s National Team Training camp being next month in The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


“We are extremely proud of Mallori,” said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. “This is a great opportunity for Mallori and it is an opportunity that she has earned. I am confident that she will go there and perform at a very high level.

Lofton-Malachi will compete for a week against the best of the best that United States Women's Soccer has to offer and will compete for a roster spot on the national team.

Lofton-Malachi is coming off an impressive junior campaign in which the Philadelphia native broke the school’s the record for shutouts in a season with seven and set the school’s single season save record, as she tallied 116 saves. The 2008 W-League Goalkeeper of the Year played every minute of every game for the Bulls this past season.

Lofton-Malachi ranked among the best in the BIG EAST as she was second in the BIG EAST in save percentage stopping .872 of the shots on goal while only allowing .88 goals per game. She also led the conference in saves and saves per game(6.82).

For the second consecutive year, USF women’s soccer will be represented the women’s national camp as senior Lindsay Brauer participated and drew praises from US coaches at the camp this past summer.

As more information comes, will keep you updated as we will chronicle Mallori’s training camp experience as she travels to compete against the best in the United States and tries to gain a spot on the US U-23 National Team.