Rachel Allen, daughter of Steve and Debbie Allen of Miami (Steve is executive director of Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom synagogue in Kendall), has been chosen as one of only 16 girls to represent the United States on the Women’s Open Soccer Team.
The Pan American International Maccabi Games are taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil through Jan. 2 with Jewish athletes from all over the United States representing this country in international sports competition.
Rachel, 21, currently is a senior at the State University of New York (SUNY), Oswego in upstate New York, majoring in Early Elementary Education. She graduates in May 2012 and plans on moving down to Florida and pursuing her teaching career here.
She was an all-state soccer player in New York during her high school years, a member of the New York State Olympic Development program in soccer, and participated for five years in the Maccabi Games in the United States captaining the team for three years and earning a silver medal in Vancouver, Canada, in 2007.