Denenberg to Represent U.S. at Maccabiah Games This Summer
April 19, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Senior Nicole Denenberg has been selected to play for the United States women's soccer team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games. Denenberg earned a spot on the team after a series of tryouts and will represent the U.S. at the 19th World Maccabiah Games July 17-30 in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Maccabiah Games are the world's largest Jewish competition and sometimes referred to as the "Jewish Olympics." The Games are the third largest sporting event in the world with over 7,000 athletes competing and are held in Israel the year following the Olympic Games.
Denenberg helped Illinois reach its fifth Big Ten Tournament Championship game and advance to the second round in its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2012 season. She was an Academic All-Big Ten selection and scored two goals during the year. Her first goal came in the 3-1 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she also scored the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw at Purdue.
For more information on the U.S. women's soccer team at the 19th Maccabiah Games, visit the homepage HERE.