U.S. U-17 WNT Holds Training Camp at The Home Depot Center
CARSON, Calif. (March 13, 2011) -- The U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp from March 20-27 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., under the direction of Jill Ellis. The camp will be held concurrently with the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team training camp, which will also be run by Ellis, who has called in 24 players for this first U-17 event since the team played twice against the Germany U-17s in Florida in late January/early February. The U-17s defeated the Germans 3-1 and tied 2-2 over those two games. Three of the USA’s goal scorers from those matches – forward Amber Munerlyn (2 goals), and midfielders Summer Green and Andi Sullivan – were called into this camp. The U.S. U-17s will play two matches during this event, taking on Loyola Marymount University on March 23 at 6 p.m. and Cal-State Fullerton on March 26 at 4 p.m. All of the players called in with the U-17s were born in 1995. The U-17s are in the early stages of preparation for an attempt to qualify for the 2012 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan.
U.S. U-17 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire; Kennesaw, Ga.), Morgan Stearns (McLean Youth Soccer; Burke, Va.)
DEFENDERS (6): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Milford, N.H.), Maddy Bauer (Slammers FC, Newport Beach, Calif.), Gabby Byorth (Ohio Premier Eagles; Dublin, Ohio), Zoe Clark (PDA; New York, N.Y.), Bridget Skinner (PDA; Middletown, N.J.), Claire Wagner (CASL; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Joanna Boyles (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Kaitlyn Clark (KC Select Viati; Liberty, Mo.), Mandy Freeman (Renegades SC; Delray Beach, Fla.), Zoey Goralski (Team Chicago Academy Botafogo; Naperville, Ill.), Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), Ashton Miller (Michigan Hawks; Okemos, Mich.), Kayla Mills (Slammers FC; West Covina, Calif.), Gabby Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; St. Lorton, Va.), Kate Walters (PDA; Mt. Laurel, N.J.)
FORWARDS (5): Frannie Crouse (Beadling SC; Jeannette, Pa.), Brittain Dearden (Mt. Laurel United Crush; Princeton Junction, N.J.), Madi Lewis (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), Toni Payne (BUSA Elite; Birmingham, Ala.)