When the U.S. women's soccer team beat England in the World Cup semifinals round on Tuesday night, a little bit of Lancaster County was on the field.

Abigail Lynn “Abby” Dahlkemper, who started the match in Coach Jill Ellis' backline, was born in Lancaster but grew up in California and went to UCLA.

While U.S. Soccer's website lists the defender's hometown as Menlo Park, California, Dahlkemper's Wikipedia page says she was born May 13, 1993, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Lancaster is also her birthplace listed on the 2014 UCLA women's soccer roster.

Dahlkemper, who graduated from Sacred Heart Preparatory School and helped the UCLA Bruins win the team’s first NCAA national championship, has two brothers and is the daughter of Andrew and Susan Dahlkemper.

"A product of the U.S. Youth National Teams, Dahlkemper has represented the U.S. since 2010 when she first appeared for the U-17s and was a team captain. After 11 caps with the U-17s and a further eight for the U-23s from 2013-2016, Dahlkemper made her first senior appearance for the USA on Oct. 19, 2016 as a substitute against Switzerland. Dahlkemper was voted the NWSL’s Defender of the Year in 2017," according to her biography page on the U.S. Soccer website.

Dahlkemper, who wears number 7, belongs to the North Carolina Courage as her home club.

The U.S. women, with the 2-1 semifinals win on Tuesday, advance to a third straight Women’s World Cup final Sunday. The U.S. will play for the World Cup on Sunday.


Other Pennsylvania ties to the U.S. women's soccer team 

Two Penn State University alumna are also on the World Cup finals team. 

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher graduated from Penn State in 2009, and defender Ali Krieger graduated in 2006. 

Naeher, who was born April 20, 1988, grew up in Connecticut. Her home club is the Chicago Red Stars. She received the 2014 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year award, with a record 106 saves in 24 games.

Krieger, who came off the bench in Tuesday's game, was born July 28, 1984 and is from Virginia. Her home club is the Orlando Pride. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.