Just a few weeks ago, IMG Academy soccer program alum Bryane Heaberlin was called-up to become a part of the always elite U.S. U-20 Women's National team. Her overall impressive play and leadership on and off the field excelled the 17-year-old to become an essential piece of the team she had always dreamed of playing for. Heaberlin has spent most of this past year training with the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team and had played in just one international match heading into the 2010 U-20 Women's World Cup. Portraying no signs of inexperience or apprehension, Heaberlin is truly playing the role she was born to play.
The U.S. U-20 Women's National team's recent 2-1 victory over Canada crowned them as the 2012 CONCACAF champs. US scored their two goals in the final 12 minutes of the match, making for a dramatic finish. Heaberlin had three saves in the victory over Canada, helping lead her team to their second consecutive regional tournament title. The future University of North Carolina Tar Heel graduated a semester early from high school so that she could focus on qualifying for and playing in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan this coming August. Her hard work, determination and overall focus have allowed her to live out that dream.