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U.S. U-15 Girls' National Team Kicks Off 2008 at The HDC

CHICAGO (January 15, 2008) - The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will kick off 2008 with a training camp from January 20-25 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Head coach Tad Bobak begins the next cycle with players who should form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

Bobak has called in 23 players, all born in 1993, as the process of identifying talent for the youngest of the USA’s youth Women’s National Teams continues. The players come from 14 different states and include a pair of twins, the Payne sisters, Shelby and Sydney, from Florida.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Bryane Heaberlin (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Megan Kufeld (Fremont, Calif.), Molly Poletto (Englewood, Colo.);
DEFENDERS (5): Olivia Brannon (Troy, Mich.), Katy Colas (Vienna, Va.), Haley Cooper (Palatine, Ill.), Michaela Cowgill (Portsmouth, N.H.), Brittany Von Rueden (Mequon, Wis.);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Caprice Dydasco (Honolulu, Hawaii), Kelsey Foo (San Jose, Calif.), Indiana Mead (Boulder City, Nev.), Sarah Molina (Rocky River, Ohio), Vania Robles (Arcadia, Calif.), Haley Rosen (Palos Verdes, Calif.), Taylor Schneider (Southlake, Tex.), Olivia Schultz (Hopkins, Minn.);
FORWARDS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (Menlo Park, Calif.), Jamia Fields (Alta Loma, Calif.), Whitney Jaynes (Plano, Tex.), Cate Parchinski (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Shelby Payne (Lutz, Fla.), Sydney Payne (Lutz, Fla.).