U-23 Women's National Team Heads to Camp at The HDC
CARSON, Calif. (May 7, 2012) -- The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team returns to action with a training camp from May 13-20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. head coach Randy Waldrum has called in 24 players, including four former WPS players and several players who were top picks in the WPS draft before the league suspended operations for this season. Six players have represented the USA in a FIFA Women’s World Cup either at the U-17 or U-20 age levels. Waldrum’s squad will scrimmage the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team twice during the camp, squaring off on May 15 and 17 at 3 p.m. PT; as the younger age group is in the midst of preparing for the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Japan. Fourteen players on the U.S. roster still have college eligibility remaining while nine are playing for USL W-League or WPSL clubs this summer.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest; Cincinnati, Ohio), Colleen Boyd (Western NY Flash; La Canada, Calif.), Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma State; Salina, Kan.)
DEFENDERS (8): Lauren Barnes (Beach Futbol Club; Upland, Calif.), Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Jordan Jackson (Nebraska; Overland Park, Kan.), Camille Levin (Pali Blues; Newport Coast, Calif.), Taylor Lytle (Pali Blues; Las Cruces, N.M.), Toni Pressley (New England Mutiny; Melbourne, Fla.), Elli Reed (Boston Breakers; Park City, Utah), Morgan Stith (Virginia; Montclair, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Bianca D’Agostino (Boston Breakers; Longmeadow, Mass.), Amanda DaCosta (Boston Breakers; Somers, N.Y.), Tori Huster (Western NY Flash; Cincinnati, Ohio), Mariah Nogueira (Stanford; Westminster, Calif.), Meleana Shim (Santa Clara; Honolulu, Hawaii), Beth West (Texas A&M; Centennial, Colo.), Colleen Williams (Dayton; Hopewell, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): Vicki DiMartino (Boston College; Massapequa, N.Y.), Nadia Link (Cal-State Long Beach; Walnut, Calif.), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara; Kansas City, Mo.), Devin Marshall (Arizona State; Bonita, Calif.), Lindsay Taylor (Unattached; Redwood City, Calif.), Courtney Verloo (Stanford; Tualatin, Ore.)