Rutgers' Women's Basketball star Emily Mason qualified for the United States Under-20 Youth National Team roster for the 2022 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica from Aug. 10-28. Photo: Rutgers Athletics.

Official Rutgers Press Release:

Sophomore Emily Mason of Rutgers women’s soccer has been named to the United States Under-20 Youth National Team roster for the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica from Aug. 10-28.
 Mason has the second most caps with the USWYNT World Cup roster at 15. The squad recently won gold medals at the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in March and the Sud Ladies Cup in June.“Rutgers Nation is so proud and happy Emily will represent the United States at the Youth Women’s World Cup,” said Rutgers head coach Mike O’Neill. “Playing with a national team is always a special opportunity, and our coaching staff and team could not be more thrilled for Emily to earn this spot at the top level of the game.”The U.S. opens the World Cup on Thursday, Aug. 11 against Ghana at Estadio Morera Soto (1 p.m. ET; FS2). The U-20s will then face the Netherlands for the first time in a U-20 World Cup on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Estadio Nacional (7 p.m. ET; FS1) and finish the group stage against Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 17 back at Estadio Morera Soto (7 p.m. ET; FS2).  Mason, a Flemington, New Jersey native, started five of seven games for Team USA at the Concacaf U-20 Championships, scoring three goals and an assist. The defender, who was named to the Concacaf U-20 Championship Best XI, helped lock down the defense in seven straight shutouts en route to the title. In her collegiate debut with the Scarlet Knights in 2021, Mason helped lead Rutgers to its first Big Ten Conference title for the program and University. Following a run to the Big Ten Tournament Championship, the Scarlet Knights earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the College Cup for the second time and first since 2015. The rookie defender started 18 of 25 matches, including all of the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments. She posted four assists on the year, helping RU set program records for most goals (64) and assists (62) in a single season as the team outscored opponents 64-17 on the year. Mason and the team posted 13 shutouts overall and five in the undefeated 10-0 league slate, maintaining a GAA of 0.67.