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Stanford, U.S. midfielder Andi Sullivan suffers torn ACL

Andi Sullivan is rehabbing a torn ACL and is currently planning to play her senior season at Stanford this fall. (Photo Courtesy

Andi Sullivan's budding USWNT career will have to wait until her torn ACL heals. (Photo Courtesy

Andi Sullivan’s budding USWNT career will have to wait until her torn ACL heals. (Photo Courtesy

Stanford junior Andi Sullivan, who was recently capped by the United States, suffered a torn ACL last Friday night during the Cardinal’s 1-0 upset loss to Santa Clara in the NCAA tournament. The team account tweeted the news earlier Monday.

A native of Virginia, Sullivan opted to go west for her college career and in 2014 was named PAC-10 Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore, Sullivan was a MAC Hermann Trophy Award semifinalist.

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On September 19, Sullivan made her senior international debut when she started and played 75 minutes in a victory over Switzerland. She went on to start all four matches the U.S. has played since and earned two assists. Sullivan previously represented the United States at all levels of youth soccer. She was part of the U-17 squad that won the World Championship in 2012 and was co-captain of the U-20 side that went to the 2014 World Cup.

Sullivan was injured during overtime against Santa Clara. It was a match Stanford later lost on Jenna Holtz’s golden goal. The second round loss was Stanford’s earliest since 2005.