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Aug. 14, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s soccer student-athlete Lisa Collison will compete with the Canadian National team Aug. 17-Sept. 3 at the Under-20 Women’s World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“Being here in Russia for the World Cup is unreal,” Collison said. “It is an experience that I have waited to come into my life for 16 years now. The time has finally come and I think our team is ready to show the world what Canadian soccer is all about.”

The Canadian National squad qualified for the world championships in January after finishing second in the CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) U-20 Tournament in Veracruz and Cordoba, Mexico. Canada and the United States met in the final, where the U.S. won, 3-2.

During the CONCACAF tournament, Collison scored two goals, including the gamewinner vs. Jamaica in the semifinals. Collison also had two assists to her credit.

Collison will enter her sophomore season at Ohio State after leading the squad in goals (13) and points (29) in 2005 during her freshman campaign.