U.S. U-20 Convene for Second Camp of 2011 at Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista
The U.S. U-20 Womenâ€™s National Team, under the direction of Dave Chesler, will come together at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for a training camp running from Feb. 13-20. Chesler has called in 24 players, 16 born in 1992 and eight born in 1993, for a week-long event south of San Diego that will culminate with a match against the University of San Diego on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. PT. The roster features 11 players who are in college with the rest in high school. Seven of the players were regulars in the USAâ€™s U-17 Womenâ€™s National Team last year while three â€“ midfielders Mollie Pathman and Samantha Mewis, and forward Maya Hayes â€“ were members of the U.S. team that played in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup last summer in Germany. The roster also features one of the few youth WNT pool players from Alaska in forward Kelly Cobb.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Emily Oliver (Stanford; Flossmoor, Ill.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Caroline Stanley (KFCF Alliance; Leeâ€™s Summit North HS)
DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (MVLA Avalanche; Sacred Heart Prep), Megan Fuller (Ohio State; Bondurant, Iowa), Bri Hovington (Penn State; Lothian, Md.), Jaelene Hinkle (Real Colorado; Denver, Colo.), Kassy Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Ponte Verde Storm; Frederica Academy); Kaysie Clark (KC Select Scream; Liberty, Mo.), Alex Doll (Bethesda SC; Bethesda Md.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Sara Killion (Fort Wayne Fever, Fort Wayne, Ind.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (9): Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet Velocity; Chugiak, Alaska), Michelle Cruz (Portland; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Lindsay Elston (Washington; Sammamish, Wash.), Arin Gilliland (Lexington Football Club; Wilmore, Ky.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Ariana Martinez (Real So Cal; Moorpark, Calif.), Tawni Martino (LMU; Irvine, Calif.), Taylor Smith (Solar Red 94â€™s; Fort Worth, Texas), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.)