College players headed to South Korea for U20 World Cup


Ten players with ties to college soccer are heading to South Korea for the 2017 U20 World Cup. As was the case two years ago, New Zealand has the most collegians on their roster with five, followed by the U.S. with four and Honduras with incoming Michigan freshman goalkeeper Henry Mashburn.

New Zealand’s roster includes San Francisco defender Hunter Ashworth, Kentucky midfielder Connor Probert, Virginia midfielder Joe Bell and forwards Noah Billingsley (UC Santa Barbara) and Lucas Imrie (Loyola Chicago).

The U.S. roster has a couple goalkeepers from the college ranks in Cal keeper Jonathan Klinsmann and Georgetown standout JT Marcincowski, one defender in New Mexico outside back Aaron Herrera and Maryland midfielder Eryk Williamson.

The U20 World Cup beings play on May 20 and goes through June 11.

Henry Mashburn, GK, Michigan

New Zealand
Hunter Ashworth, D, San Francisco
Connor Probert, MF, Kentucky
Joe Bell, MF, Virginia
Noah Billingsley, F, UC Santa Barbara
Lucas Imrie, F, Loyola Chicago

United States
Jonathan Klinsmann, GK, California
JT Marcincowski, GK, Georgetown
Aaron Herrera, D, New Mexico
Eryk Williamson, MF, Maryland


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