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U-15 Girls' National Team to Hold Mega-Camp in Florida


U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team head coach Damon Nahas and U.S. Soccer Women’s Development Director Jill Ellis have called up 48 players for a mega-camp in Sunrise, Fla., running from Feb. 11-18. The camp is divided into two groups of players. One group of 24 was born mostly in 1996 with a few born in 1995 and represent last year’s U-15 GNT pool, but are players not currently in the mix for this year’s Under-17 Women’s National Team that will be attempting to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan. The other group of 24 represents this year’s U-15 GNT pool with most players born in 1997 and a few in 1998. This latter group is being trained and prepared for qualifying for the 2014 Under-17 Women’s World Cup. The two squads will scrimmage each other during the week as Nahas and Ellis continue to train and evaluate the top young female players in the country as part of U.S. Soccer’s increasing investment in female player development from the youngest age groups up to the full national team. 

U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position (95s/96s):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alexis Bryant (Bethesda SC; Kensington, Md.), Marnie Merritt (Lake Norman Eclipse; Huntersville, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (6): Natalie Calhoun (Sting Dallas; Sachse, Texas), Madeline Elliston (Omaha Elite Girls’ Academy; Omaha Neb.), Sabrina Flores (SDFC Lynx; Livingston, N.J.), Indigo Gibson (So Cal Blues; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), Ginny McGowan (Eclipse Select; Lake Forest, Ill.), Dominique Romero (Club Heat; Las Vegas, Nev.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Jaye Boissiere (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Forest, Va.), Lauren Green (Central Florida Krush; Apopka, Fl.), Mikaela Harvey (Lonestar FC; Liberty Hill, Texas), Annie Kingman (PSV Union FC; Woodside, Calif.), Stacie Moran (Platinum FC; Alta Loma, Calif.), Zoe Pacalin (MVLA Lightning; Portola Valley, Calif.)
FORWARDS (8): Jorian Baucom (Sereno SC; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Megan Buckingham (Michigan Hawks; Novi, Mich.), Imani Dorsey (SAC United Premier; Elkridge, Md.), Jasmine Hart (Dallas Texans; Haltom City, Texas), Kayla McCoy (Eclipse Select; Lincolnwood, Ill.), Ru Mucherera (Central Florida Krush; Oviedo, Fla.), Haley Pounds (Challenge SC; Spring, Texas), Amber Stearns (McLean MPS; San Antonio, Texas)

U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position (97s/98s):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Melissa Lowder (Del Mar Sharks; San Diego, Calif.), Jalen Tompkins (Sereno SC; Scottsdale, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (6): Aerial Chavarin (Bay Oaks; Oakland, Calif.), Alana Cook (Matchfit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Elisabeth Jean (Oakwood Soccer Club; Coventry, Conn.), Ally Prisock (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township., N.J.), Brittany Simpson (West Palm Beach Magic Jacks; Ft. Lauderdale. Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Dorian Bailey (KCFC Fury; West Covina, Calif.), Marley Canales (San Diego SC; San Diego, Calif.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Kayla Jennings (Matchfit Chelsea; Montclair, N.J.), Mayra Pelayo-Bernal (West Palm Beach Magic Jacks; West Palm Beach, Fla.), Peyton Perea (Legends FC; Riverside, Calif.), Ella Stevens (GSA Phoenix; Grayson, Ga.), Jill Vetere (Ohio Elite; Cincinnati, Ohio)
FORWARDS (8): Bridgette Andrzejewski (PSC Baltimore; Lutherville, Md.), Hanna Armendariz (West Coast FC; West Covina, Calif.), Courtney Corrin (Westside Breakers; Playa Vista, Calif.), Jacey Pederson (PSV Union; Palo Alto, Calif.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.)

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