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May 27, 2021

MacIver Selected As Reserve For Tokyo Olympics

Team GB Official Release

Clemson, SC – Former Clemson goalkeeper and current Everton standout, Sandy MacIver, has been named one of four reserves for Team Great Britain entering the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The four reserves are set to travel to Tokyo with the 18-player squad. 

The 2020 event in Tokyo will be just the second time Great Britain has fielded a squad for women’s soccer at the Olympics, 2012 being the other. That same 2012 Olympic year, a 13-year-old MacIver carried the torch through its relay, eventually passing the flame to Russia’s four-time Olympic champion swimmer Alexander Popov. 

MacIver, who signed a professional contract with Everton following her graduation from Clemson in 2019, has solidified herself as one of the top goalkeepers in the WSL. With Everton this season, the 22-year-old has recorded six shutouts across her 18 appearances and most recently being named Everton’s Young Player of the Year recipient. 

On the national level, MacIver has represented England at the under-17, under-19, under-20, and under-21 levels. She earned a bronze medal with the under-20 side at the 2018 U20 World Cup where she was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper. This season, however, she earned her senior international debut, playing in the final 29 minutes in a 6-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland. 

Team GB has drawn Group E and will face Chile in the opening game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Sapporo on July 21, followed by hosts Japan on July 24 before traveling to Kashima to face Canada on July 27. The opening ceremony is slated for July 23.