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U.S. U-17 WNT Heads to Florida for Training Camp

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team, under new head coach Dean Duerst, opened training camp last weekend in Sunrise, Fla., with 24 players.

The camp will run until April 21, during which time the team will scrimmage the University of Miami as well as several boys club teams. The match against Miami will take place on Tuesday, April 17, in Coral Gables, with a kickoff of 5:30 p.m. ET.

This will be Duerst’s first camp officially at the helm, after running the previous training camp as the interim head coach.

U.S. U-17 Women's National Team Roster
Jill Mastroianni (Durham, Conn.), Cat Parkhill (Apple Valley, Minn.), Chante Sandiford (Owings Mills, Md.);
DEFENDERS (4): Camille Levin (Newport Coast, Calif.), Michelle Olivier (Rosewell, Ga.), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.), Ashley Rape (Dallas, Texas);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Julia Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.), Katy Frierson (Homewood, Ala.), Shawna Gordon (Rialto, Calif.), Alexandria Hampton (Piedmont, Okla.), Christine Nairn (Bowie, Md.), Whitney Sharpe (Des Moines, Iowa), Alie Vernon (Homer Glen, Ill.), Beth West (Centennial, Colo.);
FORWARDS (8): Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Sade Ayinde (North Bellmore, N.Y.), Brittani Bartok (Union, N.J.), Merritt Mathias (Birmingham, Ala.), Tiffany McCarty (Laurel, Md.), Caitlin Mooney (Edmond, Ok.), Toni Pressley (Melbourne, Fla.), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.)

U-16 GNT and U-17 WNT to Face Germany's U-17s in Matches at HDC from March 4-7

CHICAGO (February 23, 2007) - Some of the top young female players in the world will come together at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from March 4-7 as the U.S. Under-16 Girl’s and Under-17 Women’s National Teams host the German Under-17 Women’s National Team.

The Germans will play two matches each against the U.S. U-16s and U-17s on alternating days while the U.S. U-16s and U-17s will kick off the five-game schedule with a match against each other on Friday, March 2 at 4 p.m. PT.

The U-17 Women’s National Team will play Germany on Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. PT and Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. PT while the U-16s will get their chance to face Germany on Monday, March 5, at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. This will be the third consecutive year that the German U-17s have visited California in late February/early March to face the U.S. U-16s and U-17s.

U.S. Under-16 Girl’s National Team head coach Kazbek Tambi will bring 24 players to the event as he continues preparations for next year’s FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, the first-ever FIFA women’s championship held for this age group, taking place in the fall of 2008 in New Zealand. The USA is gearing up for CONCACAF qualification for the World Cup, but the dates and host country have not yet been decided. The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will also have 24 players for the matches.

The Germans will bring 28 players for their four games in four days schedule, about half in the U-16 age group and half in the U-17s. Last year, the U.S. U-17s defeated Germany 3-2 and tied 1-1. The U.S. U-16s lost the first match against Germany last year by a 3-0 score, but rallied in the second game to win 2-1 on an 88th minute goal from Tiffany McCarty, who this year will be playing with the U.S. U-17s. Brittani Bartok, the other U.S. goal scorer in that match, will also play for the U-17s.

All of the matches between the USA and Germany will be played on Field #1 at The HDC.

U.S. U-16/U-17 vs. Germany U-17 Game Schedule
Friday, March 2                         Kickoff        HDC Field
U.S. U-16 vs. U.S. U-17              4 p.m. PT     Field #3

Sunday, March 4                        Kickoff        HDC Field
U.S. U-17 vs. Germany U-17       4 p.m. PT      Field #1

Monday, March 5                        Kickoff        HDC Field
U.S. U-16 vs. Germany U-17       4 p.m. PT      Field #1

Tuesday, March 6                        Kickoff        HDC Field
U.S. U-17 vs. Germany U-17       10 a.m. PT    Field #1

Wednesday, March 7                   Kickoff        HDC Field
U.S. U-16 vs. Germany U-17       10 a.m. PT    Field #1

U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Roster
Matches vs. Germany U-17s
March 4 & 6, 2007

Player Pos. Hometown Club
Alwine, Lauren F Elizabethtown, Pa. Super Nova FC ‘89
Averbuch, Shira M Upper Montclair, N.J. Arsenal World Class
Ayinde, Sade F North Bellmore, N.Y. East Meadow Shooting Stars
Bartok, Brittani F Union, N.J. Arsenal World Class
Brunache, Danielle D Belmont, Calif.  MVLA Mercury
Burk, Charney M Santa Ana, Calif. Slammers FC
Cline, Chelsea M Des Moines, Iowa Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Frierson, Katy M Homewood, Ala. Mountain Brook SC
Garcia, Brianna F Babylon, N.Y. East Meadow Dynamite
Gordon, Shawna M Alta Loma, Calif. Alta Loma Arsenal
Leroux, Sydney F Scottsdale, Ariz. Sereno Golden Eagles
Levin, Camille D Newport Coast, Calif. Slammers FC
Mastroianni, Jill GK Durham, Conn. South Central Freedom
Mathias, Merritt F Birmingham, Ariz. Vestavia Attack ‘88
McCarty, Tiffany F Laurel, Md. Free State Shooters
Newman, Cody M Bellerose, N.Y.  Albertson Fury
Noyola, Teresa M Palo Alto, Calif. MVLA Mercury
Olivier, Michelle D Rosewell, Ga. Peachtree City Lazers ‘88
Parkhill, Cat GK Apple Valley, Minn. PSA Panthers U17
Pember, Alyssa D Northport, N.Y. Albertson Fury ‘89
Rape, Ashley D Dallas, Texas Dallas Texans
Sandiford, Chante GK Owings Mills, Md. Bethesda Rapids
Short, Casey F Naperville, Ill. Chicago Eclipse
West, Beth M Centennial, Colo. Real Colorado

U.S. Under-16 Women’s National Team Roster
Matches vs. Germany U-17s
March 5 & 7, 2007

Player Pos. Hometown Club
Brooks, Amber D New Hope, Pa. Arsenal World Class
Bywaters, Zakiya D Las Vegas, Nev. Neusport SC
Carpenter, Stephanie D Mays Landing, N.J. Mount Laurel United
Castleberry, Kim F McKinney, Texas Dallas Texans
Colohan, Cloee  D West Point, Utah Black Diamond Park City SC
Cummins, Kristin M Lewisville, Texas Dallas Texans
Daly, Hannah GK Lake Tahoe, Nev. Reno Sparks United
Dickerson, Lindsay GK Los Gatos, Calif. De Anza Force
DiMartino, Vicki F Massapequa, N.Y. Albertson Fury
Eckman, Kayla F Freeport, Pa. Beadling SC
Gaul, Alexa GK Naperville, Ill. Eclipse Select
Hall, Alexandria D Hawthorn Woods, Ill. Eclipse Select
Johnson, Samantha F Palmdale, Calif. Real So Cal
Klei, Olivia M Pleasanton, Calif. Pleasanton Rage
Mewis, Kristen D Hanson, Mass. Scorpion SC
Miller, Caroline F Rockville, Md. McLean Freedom
Nasser, Fatima D Dearborn, Mich. Livonia United
Nogueira, Mariah M Westminster, Calif. Slammers FC
Perusse, Alev M Eagle River, Alaska Alaska FC
Quon, Rachel D Lake Forrest, Ill. Eclipse Select
Rich, Alyssa F Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio Elite Academy
Richmond, Jenna M Centreville, Va. McLean Freedom
Roberts, Julia D Frederick, Md. McLean Freedom
Rodriguez, Brianne M Frederick, Md. Eclipse Select

Germany Under-17 Women’s National Team
Matches vs. U.S. U-16s and U.S. U-17s
March 4-7

Goalkeepers: Almuth Schult (FC SG Gartow), Jeanette Romberg (FFC Recklinghausen), Desirée Schumann (FFC Turbine Potsdam);
Defenders: Claudia Bujna (Herforder SV), Valeria Kleiner (VfB Friedrichshafen), Julia Losert (SC Viktoria Griesheim), Laura Störzel (TUS Graveneck), Inka Wesely (SG Essen-Schönebeck), Laura Brosius (FFC Turbine Potsdam), Sarah Mahler (Herforder SV), Leonie Pankratz (VfB 1900 Gießen), Marith Prißen (FCR 2001 Duisburg), Lena Wermelt (FFC Heike Rheine);
Midfielders: Marie-Louise Bagehorn (FFC Turbine Potsdam), Michelle Baumann (SC Viktoria Griesheim), Isabelle Linden (SC Fortuna Köln), Jennifer Maroszan (FC Saarbrücken), Kristina Gessat (FC Gütersloh 2000), Marina Hegering (DJK SV Lowick), Stefanie Mirlach (FC Bayern München);
Forwards: Sara Doorsoun (SC Fortuna Köln), Svenja Huth (FFC Frankfurt), Sarah Schröder (FFC Recklinghausen), Alexandra Popp (FFC Recklinghausen), Bianca Joswiak (FC Union Berlin), Kim Kulig (VfL Sindelfingen), Turid Knaak (FCR 2001 Duisburg), Jessica Wich (SC Regensburg).

A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Played in two games during the tournament, starting them both … Scored for the USA against France in a 1-1 tie in March of 2010 at the 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain … Played in 17 total matches for the USA before the U-20 Women’s World Cup, including 11 internationals, about half of them off the bench … First camp with the U-20s came in January of 2009 … Participated in the U.S. U-14 GNT I.D. Camp in 2004 … Played with the U.S. U-15s in 2005, with the U.S. U-16 and U-17s in 2006, with the U.S. U-17 in 2009 and with the U.S. U-18 in 2008.

Played with the Chicago Eclipse in U-19s … Played for the Chicago Magic in U-18s and the Eclipse Select as a U-16 … From U-9 through U-16 she played for the Chicago Pizazz … Started her club career with the U-8 NSA Tigers … Won four Illinois club state titles, three with the Chicago Pizazz and one with the Eclipse … Also won a Regional title with the Eclipse and was runner up at Nationals in 2009, where she won the Golden Boot as the top scorer ... Also played with the Chicago Red Eleven of the W-League during the summer of 2009.

Full name is Casey Marie Short … Majoring in criminology … Member of the Dean's List (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009) and was on the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2008-09) … Nickname is Shorty, which fit until she hit a growth spurt … Was a 4.0 and high honor roll student all four years … Was a freshman mentor and class council during her junior year of HS … Named an Illinois State Scholar … She was a two-time state champion in the 800 meters and a state champion in the 400 meters … Enjoys shopping, going to the movies, listening to music, sleeping and eating … Her father played baseball and hockey at Indiana and her mom ran track.

Played in just 13 games due to injuries as a sophomore in 2009, starting seven … Had five assists … As a freshman, she was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and was a Soccer America Second-Team Freshman All-American ... Appeared in 23 games making 18 starts while playing over 1,500 minutes ... Started all 10 ACC regular season games and finished her freshman campaign with two goals and six assists ... Finished the season starting 18 consecutive games … Started all four games in the Seminoles' postseason run to the NCAA Quarterfinals … Attended Naperville Central High School where she was a Parade All-American and a two-time NSCAA All-American … Her soccer jersey and track uniform were retired at Naperville Central.