After the USA's evening scrimmages today, U.S. defender Lori Chalupny headed straight for the airport. She's headed back to school at UNC where she is doing her darndest (is that a word?) to graduate from college. For Chalupny's generation of WNT players, it hasn't been easy to finish college due to all the world travel and time off from school to participate in various Residency Training Camps. Chalupny is almost done however, as she is currently taking four classes at UNC and then will have just four more online courses to get that diploma. (Sidenote: Heather O'Reilly is currently doing her student teaching in Chapel Hill and then she too will matriculating down Franklin Street). Chalupny, a sociology major, had to leave training camp early to attend class this week and the red-eye will get her back in time to attend a class on interpreting research (basically a statistics class). So, if you attend UNC, and have a Soc class in the morning, yes, that could be the captain of the U.S. Women's National Team sitting next to you, bleary-eyed and with a cup of joe in her hand. Chalupny's departure cuts the U.S. camp down to 24 players after Leslie Osborne left earlier in the week to continue rehabbing a calf injury.
Running back to class...