WNT Jul 5, 2010
Bre Heaberlin, Mollie Pathman, Jenna Richmond and Samantha Mewis in the DiMartino backyard, site of many intense small-sided matches over the years
The U.S. U-20 WNT trained in the morning on July 4 and then spent the rest of the day enjoying the Independence Day festitivies. First, the team drove to Massapequa on Long Island to the home of forward Vicki DiMartino where the Mr. and Mrs. DiMartino stuffed the players with all sorts of scrumptious July 4th food. Of course, the DiMartino family is the only family in the United States to play four daughters on the U.S. Women's National Teams: Tina (U-20s, U-23s and full WNT, currently a member of the Philadelphia Independence), Gina (U-20s, currently also a member of the Philly Independence), Vicki (U-17s and U-20s) and Rosie (U-15s). We'll have a video up on the visit DiMartinos soon. The team also did some swimming and relaxing before heading back to the base camp in Pearl River. Some of the players then went to watch fireworks in downtown Pearl River where they got introduced to the huge (for Pearl River) crowd. They players got some nice applause. It is a patriotic day after all.
Kristie Mewis and Sydney Leroux. Both have won awards at past youth Women's World Cups. Mewis won the Bronze ball as the third-best in the tournament at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Leroux won the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe as the top scorer at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
July 4th in Pearl River is a lot of fun