CHICAGO (April 7, 2008) - The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will once again set up training camp in Sunrise, Florida, this time from April 10-16, as head coach Kazbek Tambi has called in 24 players for a week of training that includes a match in Sunrise against the University of Miami on Tuesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. ET.
This camp will feature just a little bit more focus, though, as the U.S. U-17s finally know their dates and destination for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the first-ever world championship for this age group. The CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship will be played from July 17-26 in Trinidad & Tobago with the top three teams advancing to the World Cup in New Zealand, to be held from Oct. 30-Nov. 16, 2008. The group stages will be played at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago and at Marvin Lee Stadium in Tunapuna. The semifinals and finals will be played at Marvin Lee Stadium.
U.S. U-17 WNT Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexa Gaul (Naperville, Ill.), Taylor Vancil (South Elgin, Ill.), Kelsey Wys (Coral Springs, Fla.).
DEFENDERS (6): Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, Nev.), Crystal Dunn (Rockville Center, N.Y.), Meagan Morris (Montclair, N.J.), Megan Oyster (Naperville, Ill.), Julia Roberts (Fredrick, Md.), Anne Steinlage (Grand Haven, Mich.);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kathryn Bennett (Clyde Hill, Wash.), Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Cloee Colohan (West Point, Utah), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (Pleasanton, Calif.), Megan Jurado (San Jose, Calif.), Olivia Klei (Pleasanton, Calif.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Samantha Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.);
FORWARDS (6): Tani Costa (Honolulu, Hawaii), Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa, N.Y.), Alexi Harris (Plano, Texas), Samantha Johnson (Palmdale, Calif.), Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.), Courtney Verloo (Tualatin, Ore.).