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Salina native Adrianna Franch named to 2020 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team

United States goalkeeper Adrianna Franch is introduced during a send-off ceremony ahead of the...
United States goalkeeper Adrianna Franch is introduced during a send-off ceremony ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup after an international friendly soccer match against Mexico, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Harrison, N.J. The U.S. won 3-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)(Julio Cortez | AP)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 11:53 AM CDT
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SALINA, Kan. (KWCH) - A Salina native has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team that will compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Adrianna Franch is one of two goalkeepers named to the 18-player roster. She currently plays for Portland Thorns FC and will become the first women’s soccer Olympian from Kansas. She is also a first-time Olympian.

Franch attended Salina South High School where she started as a goalkeeper for three seasons. She did not play her senior season due to an injury suffered playing basketball. Franch went on to be the goalkeeper for Oklahoma State University. According to USA Soccer, she set the record for shut-outs at Oklahoma State with 36—the sixth most in NCAA history. She was also the first OSU player to make the U.S. Women’s National Team.

The USA will play two matches before the Olympics on July 1 and 5 against Mexico in East Harford, Conn.

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