This year's Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand promises to be the biggest yet. More eyes will be on the tournament than ever before as the game continues to grow, making it an incredible stage for a young player to announce themselves on.
What's particularly exciting this summer is that so many of the best up-and-comers that will be on show are already key players in their national teams.
Four years ago, we saw players like Lena Oberdorf, the women's NXGN 2020 winner, Giulia Gwinn, winner of the Young Player of the Tournament award, and Mallory Swanson, now a star name for the U.S. women's national team, announce themselves to the world.
There are plenty of excellent youngsters who appear primed to follow in their footsteps and shine in the 2023 edition.
So, who should you be keeping an eye on? Let NXGN introduce you to some of the stand-out names, born in 2002 or later…