Two former members of the VMI women's soccer program have been invited to tryouts for the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer team, in advance of June's Women's Military World Cup. Kristen Whitehurst and Amy Horney will be two of the 27 athletes attempting to make the U.S. team for the 2018 International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Championships, which will be held in Fort Bliss, Texas.
Whitehurst (Navy) and Horney (Marine Corps), both four-year starters for the Keydets before entering the service, join 25 other athletes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces in attempting to make the team that will compete in the Lone Star State June 20 - July 5.
The United States Armed Forces is a member of the International Military Sports Council, which is also known as the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM). With 136 member nations, CISM is the second largest multi-sport discipline organization after the International Olympic Committee.
The U.S. Delegation competes in 19 of the 26 sports offered averaging around 12-15 sports annually. CISM Championships are hosted around the world and provides an avenue for the United States to project a positive image with valuable military-to-military engagements through sport.
For more information on the team and camp process, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ArmedForcesWSoccer/.