U.S. U-15 and U-14 Girls' National Teams to Hold Concurrent Camps in Cary, N.C.
CHICAGO (Oct. 15, 2012) – The U.S. Under-15 and Under-14 Girls’ National Teams will hold concurrent training camps in Cary, N.C. from Oct. 20-28 under the direction of U-15 GNT head coach Damon Nahas and U.S. Soccer Director of Women’s Development Jill Ellis, who have called up a total of 60 of the top players born in 1997, 1998 and 1999. The U-14s will begin on Oct. 20 while the U-15s start on the 21st. Nahas has called in 32 players for the U-15 camp, almost all born in 1997, but has included three players born in 1998 (forward Mia Gyau from the Bethesda Lions, forward Maddie Schultz from Northwest Nationals and midfielder Mary-Alice Vignola from Ohio Elite Academy) to give them more experience with the older age group as this team enters its final U-15 event before transitioning to U-17s for the next cycle when they will attempt to qualify for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. Ellis called 28 into the U-14 camp, most born 1998 with two born in 1999. Both teams will scrimmage local club teams during the week.
U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Melissa Lowder (DMCV Sharks Elite; San Diego, Calif.), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Jalen Tompkins (Sereno SC; Scottsdale, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (10): Michaela Abam (Albion Hurricane FC; Sugar Land, Texas), Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Courtney Corrin (Real So Cal; Playa Vista, Calif.), Jazmin Jackmon (LA Premier; South Pasadena, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA Soccer Club; San Jose, Calif.), Jacey Pederson (PSV Union; Palo Alto, Calif.), Courtney Peterson (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Ally Prisock (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Mary-Alice Vignola (Ohio Elite Academy; Terrace Pk, Ohio)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Dorian Bailey (KCFC Fury; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Glenn, (Lonestar SC; Round Rock, Texas), Madison Gonzalez (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Kayla Hill (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Otto (Spartan Elite Black CASL; Apex, N.C.), Mayra Pelayo-Bernal (West Palm Beach Magic Jacks; West Palm Beach, Fla.), Peyton Perea (Legends FC; Riverside, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Ella Stevens (GSA Phoenix; Grayson, Ga.), Ainsly Wolfinbarger (TSC Hurricane; Broken Arrow, Okla.)
FORWARDS (8): Bridgette Andrzejewski (PSC Baltimore; Lutherville, Md.), Emily Bates (Dallas Texans; Melissa, Texas), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, Md.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Maddie Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.), Kaycie Tillman (Sting; Rowlett, Texas), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Alabama)
U.S. U-14 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Amanda Dennis (Arsenal FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Danielle Greenlee (Liverpool Elite; Rockwall, Texas), Mikayla Krzeczowski (Concorde Fire; Douglasville, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (9): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist Club; Liberty Township, Ohio), Courtney Jones (Carmel United SC; Carmel, Ind.), Julie Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Carly Malatskey (Slammers FC; Newport Coast, Calif.), Kailey Mattison (CESA; Greenville, S.C.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Kimberly Rodriguez (Texas Rush; Porter, Texas), Jaida Scott (Plantation Eagles; Plantation, Fla.), Jaylyn Thompson (PDA; Voorhees, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Jlon Flippens (FC Delco; Philadelphia, Penn.), Margaret Halvorson (Colorado Storm; Englewood, Colo.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Daria Petredes (Corinthians SC; Yorba Linda, Calif.), Lily Schneider (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.)
FORWARDS (11): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Abigail Dein (Eclipse Select SC; Glenview, Ill.), Ireland Dunn (Utah Avalanche; Layton, Utah), Sunny Dunphy (Carlsbad Elite; Carlsbad, Calif.), Kristina Fisher (FC Florida; Jupiter, Fla.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Jade King (Elite Girls Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Alia Martin (Carmel United SC; Carmel, Ind.), Kennedy Smith (Irvine Strikers FC; Irvine, Calif.), Samantha Tran (DeAnza Force SC; Tracy, Calif.)