U-14 GNT Roster Announced for Nike Friendlies
U.S. UNDER-14 GNT TO MAKE DEBUT AT 2007 WOMEN'S NIKE FRIENDLIES: The U.S. Under-14 Girl’s National Team will play its first ever competitive matches at the 2007 Nike Women’s Friendlies being held Sept. 20-23 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U-14 roster for the Nike Friendlies was chosen from the Under-14 National Development ID camp that was held July 30-August 5 in Pomona, Calif. The annual U-14 ID camp is used to select the player pool for the following year’s U.S. Under-15 Girl’s National Team, but the players do not usually start training in a National Team environment until the following year. This year it was decided to select a 24-player roster of U-14s to participate in the Nike Women’s Friendlies against U-16 girls’ club teams, giving U-15 GNT head coach Tad Bobak an early chance to evaluate the players, all born in 1993, in game competition. The U.S. U-14 GNT roster features twin forwards Shelby and Sydney Payne from Lutz, Florida. The U.S. U-14 GNT will face the U-16 Dallas Texans (Texas) on Thursday, Sept. 20, the U-16 Danville Mustangs (Northern California) on Friday, Sept. 21 in the Showcase Match and then finish against the U-16 Sereno club (Arizona) on Sunday, Sept. 22. Mike Dickey, the U.S. Women’s National Team staff coach for Region 2, will coach the U.S. U-14 GNT while Bobak will coach the U.S. U-15s, all born in 1992, against U-17 club teams in the Nike Friendlies.
U.S. U-14 GNT Women's Nike Friendlies Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bryane Heaberlin (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Megan Kufeld (Fremont, Calif.), Molly Polleto (Englewood, Colo.);
DEFENDERS (5): Katy Colas (Vienna, Va.), Haley Cooper (Palatine, Ill.), Michaela Cowgill (Portsmouth, N.H.), Casey Morrison (York, Pa.), Brittany Von Rueden (Mequon, Wis.);
MIDFIELDERS (11): Kristi Abbatte (Northport, N.Y.), Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Alexandra Doll (Bethesda, Md.), Jennifer Gonzalez (Alta Loma, Calif.), Stephanie Hepfer (Cedar Park, Texas), Lo’eau LaBonta (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Indiana Mead (Boulder City, Nev.), Sarah Molina (Rocky River, Ohio), Vania Robles (Arcadia, Calif.), Haley Rosen (Palos Verdes, Calif.), Olivia Schultz (Hopkins, Minn.);
FORWARDS (5): Shea Groom (Liberty, Mo.), Whitney Jaynes (Plano, Tex.), Cate Parchinski (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Shelby Payne (Lutz, Fla.), Sydney Payne (Lutz, Fla.)