COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two Notre Dame women’s basketball players have received invites to take part in the 2019 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team Trials. Freshmen Abby Prohaska and Jordan Nixon were part of the 30 invitees, who will head out to the United States Olympic Training Center May 16-19 to vie for 12 World Cup roster spots.
If selected, training camp will take place July 5-19, with the U19 World Cup commencing immediately after in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 20-28. Players eligible for the team must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 2000.
Nixon and Prohaska are two of 16 student-athletes who just completed their freshman season at an NCAA Division I school, while 10 will graduate high school this spring, with the remaining four graduating high school in 2020.
Now, Prohaska has earned a medal on the international scene once before – claiming the bronze medal with the U17 World Cup team in 2016.
Prohaska played in 38 games for the Irish this past season, which included three starts. The Ohio native most notably provided a spark off the bench in the Elite Eight versus Stanford, helping ignite a 13-4 run in the third quarter. In addition, Prohaska provided +8 minutes against UConn in the National Semifinal.
Nixon also received the starting nod three times, becoming the first true freshman point guard to start the season since Lindsay Allen in 2013. In 26 appearances, Nixon totaled 64 points, 30 rebounds and 34 assists, while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.