U-23 WNT Heads to La Manga, Spain for First Matches of the Year
The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will travel to La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 20-March 2 to compete in the Four Nations Tournament that also features the U-23 sides from Sweden, England and Norway. U.S. head coach Randy Waldrum has named a team for his first international matches at the helm of the USA’s oldest youth national team that features four players with experience playing in WPS and an additional five players who were high draft picks this past January. The roster is rounded out with some of the top collegiate players in the country.
The USA opens the tournament on Feb. 26 against Sweden, will face England on Feb. 28 and finishes the competition against Norway on March 1. The full U.S. Women’s National Team will be competing in neighboring Portugal in the Algarve Cup during that time. Almost all of the players on U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage’s Algarve Cup roster have participated with the U.S. U-21/U-23 Women’s National Team at some point in their youth careers.
U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma State; Salina, Kan.), Bianca Henninger (unattached; Los Gatos, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Natasha Anasi (Duke; Arlington, Texas), Lauren Barnes (out of contract; Upland, Calif.), Jazmine Hall (Notre Dame; Highland Village, Texas), Camille Levin (unattached; Newport Coast, Calif.), Toni Pressley (unattached; Melbourne, Fla.), Elli Reed (out of contract; Park City, Utah), Kika Toulouse (Virginia; Arlington, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Amber Brooks (North Carolina; New Hope, Pa.), Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Bianca D’Agostino (out of contract; Longmeadow, Mass.), Sinead Farrelly (out of contract; Havertown, Pa.), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech; Las Cruces, N.M.),
FORWARDS (4): Vicki DiMartino (Boston College; Massapequa, N.Y.), Stephanie Ochs (unattached; San Diego, Calif.), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Lindsay Taylor (unattached; Los Altos, Calif.)