TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Washburn University football player is headed to Kuwait.
Peter Pfannenstiel was announced Wednesday as one of 45 members of the 2014 USA Football Under-19 national team. The team will compete in the World Championships July 7-16 in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
The red-shirt freshman is listed as a safety. He is from Silver Lake.
"It's a great pleasure and honor to be selected," Pfannenstiel said in a news release. "I'm looking forward to the experience of being part of the team and the travel overseas as well as the experience of playing with other players from around the country and to be coached by other coaches from all over the country."
Aaron Brady, head coach at Malvern Prep in Pennslyvania, will coach the team.
"It's an honor for Peter and for Washburn for him to be selected to team USA," Washburn head coach Craig Schurig said. "It will be a tremendous experience for him and he will represent our country, our school, our program and himself very well during his time with team USA."
Zach Fuller, who plays for Benedictine and is from Kansas City, MO, also was selected for the team.