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U.S. U-16 and U-15 GNTs Open Thanksgiving Interregional


CHICAGO, Ill. (November 20, 2006) - The U.S. Under-15 and Under-16 Girl’s National Teams will play three matches each against Regional ODP teams at the 2006 U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional, starting Monday, Nov. 20, in Coral Springs, Florida.

Both teams will play matches on Monday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov 22, and Friday, Nov 24.

It will be the last action of the year for both teams. Both the U-15s and U-16s will be playing Regional Teams one year older in age group. U.S. head coaches Tad Bobak (U-15s) and Kazbek Tambi (U-16s) have each brought 18 players to the competition, almost all of whom also participated with their respective youth national team squads at the inaugural 2006 Women’s Nike Friendlies at the end of September.

U.S. U-15 GNT Schedule – USYSA ODP Thanksgiving Interregionals
Date         Matchup
Nov. 20    U.S. U-15 GNT vs. 1990 Region II
Nov. 22    U.S. U-15 GNT vs. 1990 Region III
Nov. 24    U.S. U-15 GNT vs. 1990 Region I

U.S. U-15 GNT Roster – USYSA ODP Thanksgiving Interregionals
GOALKEEPERS (2): Lindsay Dickerson (Los Gatos, Calif.), Anna Sieloff (Troy, Mich.);
DEFENDERS (8): Mia Bruno (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, Nev.), Alina Garciamendez (Fairview, Texas), Alexandria Hall (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), Annick McBryar (Indialantic, Fla.), Fatima Nasser (Dearborn, Mich.), Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill.), Jenna Richmond (Centreville, Va.);
MIDFIELDERS (4): Lauren Matheson (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Mariah Nogueira (Westminster, Calif.), Olivia Klei (Pleasanton, Calif.), Brianne Rodriguez (Aurora, Ill.);
FORWARDS (4): Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Samantha Johnson (Palmdale, Calif.), Devin Marshall (Bonita, Calif.), Alyssa Rich (Cincinnati, Ohio).

U.S. U-16 GNT Schedule – USYSA ODP Thanksgiving Interregionals
Date        Matchup
Nov. 20   U.S. U-16 GNT vs. 1989 Region I
Nov. 22   U.S. U-16 GNT vs. 1989 Region IV
Nov. 24   U.S. U-16 GNT vs. 1989 Region II

U.S. U-16 GNT Roster – USYS ODP Thanksgiving Interregionals
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bianca Henninger (Saratoga, Calif.), Catherine Parkhill (Apple Valley, Minn.),
DEFENDERS (6): Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Kylie Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.), Amanda Fancher (The Colony, Texas), Camille Levin (Newport Coast, Calif.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.) ;
MIDFIELDERS (6): Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Julia Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.), Jennifer Laponte (Castro Valley, Calif.), Christine Nairn (Bowie, Md.), Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto, Calif.), Beth West (Centennial, Colo.);
FORWARDS (4): Brittani Bartok (Union, N.J.), Merritt Mathias (Birmingham, Ala.), Tiffany McCarty (Laurel, Md.), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.).

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