Dickenmann, Switzerland to Face U.S. in World Cup Qualifier
July 21, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Buckeye Lara Dickenmann and the Swiss Women’s National Team will take on the United States in a World Cup qualifier at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Switzerland is one of six countries to have already qualified for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, going 8-0-1 with one match left in qualifying. It is the first time Switzerland has qualified for a Women’s World Cup at the senior level. The draw for the World Cup, which will place 24 qualifying teams in six groups, will be held Dec. 6.
Dickenmann, who plays club soccer for six-time defending French champion Olympic Lyon, has made 90 appearances for the Swiss National Team, scoring 38 goals. A midfielder, Dickenmann has found the back of the net a team-high 10 times in the nine qualifying matches.
Dickenmann, who played at Ohio State from 2004-07, is tops on Ohio State’s career assist list with 35 and third with 89 points. A second-team NSCAA All-American and Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2004 and a two-time All-Great Lakes Region selection, Dickenmann led the Buckeyes in assists all four seasons and tallied a team-high 13 goals in 2004.