Minas, Melenhorst selected for Canada’s U20 camp in July

Pittsburgh – The University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer program will have two representatives attending the upcoming Canada Women’s National Soccer Program U-20 Camp to be held in Markham, Ontario. As announced last week, the camp is scheduled to take place from July 6th to 10th.

Aspiring youngsters Chloe Minas and incoming transfer in the second year Keera Melenhorst were selected to participate in the camp with the best Canadian footballers under 20 years old. The camp marks the final preparations for Team Canada ahead of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica from August 10-28.

Minas has been a key midfielder for the Panthers throughout her career, having started in all 34 career games while providing five assists. She enjoyed the best season of her career as a sophomore as she started all 18 games and had three assists in 1,292 minutes.

Melenhorst, an Ottawa, Ontario product, was a staple of Oklahoma’s lineup as a freshman in 2021, playing in all of the Sooners’ 20 games and starting 16 games. She registered two assists and 13 shots, with five shots on target. The talented midfielder had a playing time of 1,152 minutes.

Both Minas and Melenhorst have previously represented their home country Canada. Melenhorst last played for Team Canada during the Women’s U-20 World Cup qualifiers, appearing in seven games and scoring two goals and one assist while making three starts. Minas also appeared at Team Canada U-20 Camp in July 2019 before coming to Pittsburgh.

Melenhorst previously represented her native country Canada at the 2015 Danone Nations Cup and played for team Ontario from 2017–19. In addition, Melenhorst was accepted into the Canadian Youth National Ontario Regional Excel program in 2018.


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