Recently, Victoria (Dori) Haugen returned from her second trip with the Norwegian U16 National Team. Dori, a 2002 birth year player and 2020 Virginia Tech commit, plays on our U19 FCV Development Academy team. She has been a part of the club for more than 6 years. We caught up with her and asked her some questions about her experiences playing internationally.
Q: What was it like to play international matches in Europe?
A: Playing international matches in Europe was an amazing experience that not many people get to do.
Q: What did you like most about the opportunity?
A: What I liked most about this opportunity was learning more of the Norwegian language and playing soccer against top players from many different countries.
Q: How has FC Virginia helped you prepare for this experience?
A: FC Virginia has helped me prepare for this amazing experience by supporting me and helping me every day to become a better soccer player.
Q: How has playing in the Development Academy helped you prepare for this experience?
A: The Development Academy has helped me prepare for this experience by establishing a league focused on quality and composed of the best teams in the country.
Q: Tell us a quick funny story about your experience with the Norwegian National Team.
A: A funny story from my trip was when the girls tried to show me how to play a certain card game but we couldn't understand each other. It was funny.
If you are interested in joining the Development Academy, FC Virginia (FCV) is holding player trials/evaluations. Players are invited to trial with our Development Academy teams. Talent Identification Training Centers will also be held in 2019. Check out the link below.
FC Virginia alum Emily Fox has been called in to the US Women’s National Team for a two-game European tour that will see the USA travel to face Portugal in Lisbon on Nov. 8 (1 p.m. ET on ESPN2) and Scotland in Paisley on Nov. 13 (2 p.m. ET on FS1 & UDN). Fox currently plays at UNC.
“We are very proud of Emily,” said Christian Cziommer, Technical Director of Elite Player Performance. “She has worked very hard her entire career to get to this level. We are proud to have played a part in her development and we are excited to see her compete with the USWNT.”
From the US Soccer Release:
“Defender Emily Fox, a veteran of the USA’s last two FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Teams and one of the top outside backs in the college game, gets her first senior team call-up. The University of North Carolina sophomore earned 34 caps and scored four goals at the U-20 level.”
In the last 12 months, FC Virginia has had players called in to the: U15 Girls National Team, U16 Girls National Team, U17 Women’s National Team, U19 Women’s National Team, U20 Women’s National Team, and now the full Women’s National Team, along with a player in to the U16 Norwegian National Team.
Read the full press release below.