CHICAGO (Feb. 25, 2013) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow will hold his second event of the year, calling in 26 players for a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from March 2-9.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Costa Rica, and the majority of the players called up for this camp were born in 1997. Snow did name three players born in 1998; forward Mia Gyau (daughter of former Men’s National Team player Philip Gyau and little sister of current FC St. Pauli and former U.S. U-23 midfielder Joe Gyau), and goalkeepers Brooke Heinsohn from New England FC and Kat Hess from the SoCal Blues.
The young U.S. team played its first two international matches during its first training camp at the end of January, earning two draws against their Germany counterparts.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Kat Hess (So Cal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA Soccer Club; San Jose, Calif.), Kate Morris (Michigan Hawks; Plymouth, Mich.), Jacey Pederson (PSV Union; Palo Alto, Calif.), Ally Prisock (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michaela Abam (Albion Hurricane FC; Sugar Land, Texas), Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kansas), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Ann Marie Niro (Eclipse Select SC; Barrington, Ill.), Peyton Perea (Legends FC; Riverside, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Ella Stevens (GSA Phoenix, Grayson, Ga.)
FORWARDS (8): Bridgette Andrzejewski (PSC Baltimore; Lutherville, Md.), Emily Bates (Dallas Texans; Melissa, Texas), Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville Ill.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, Md.), Mia Hoen-Beck (McLean Soccer; Vienna, Va.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select SC; Highland Park, Ill.), Kaycie Tillman (Sting; Rowlett, Texas), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.)