CHICAGO (April 28, 2008) - The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will once again set up training camp in Sunrise, Florida, this time from May 1-7, as head coach Kazbek Tambi has called in 24 players for a week of training that includes a match in Sunrise against the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team on May 7.
Twenty-one of the 24 players attended the U-17s May camp in Sunrise as Tambi continues to refine his squad in preparation for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the first-ever world championship for this age group.
The CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship will be played from July 17-26 in Trinidad & Tobago with the top three teams advancing to the World Cup in New Zealand, to be held from Oct. 28-Nov. 16, 2008. The group stages of qualifying will be played at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago and at Marvin Lee Stadium in Tunapuna. The semifinals and finals will be played at Marvin Lee Stadium.
U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team
Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexa Gaul (Naperville, Ill.), Taylor Vancil (South Elgin, Ill.), Kelsey Wys (Coral Springs, Fla.).
DEFENDERS (7): Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, Nev.), Crystal Dunn (Rockville Center, N.Y.), Meagan Morris (Montclair, N.J.), Megan Oyster (Naperville, Ill.), Julia Roberts (Fredrick, Md.), Anne Steinlage (Grand Haven, Mich.);
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kathryn Bennett (Clyde Hill, Wash.), Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (Pleasanton, Calif.), Olivia Klei (Pleasanton, Calif.), Samantha Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Sydney Payne (Lutz, Fla.), Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.);
FORWARDS (7): Kim Castleberry (McKinney, Texas), Tani Costa (Honolulu, Hawaii), Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa, N.Y.), Alexi Harris (Plano, Texas), Samantha Johnson (Palmdale, Calif.), Rachel Nuzzolese (Upper Brookville, N.Y.), Courtney Verloo (Tualatin, Ore.).