U.S. U-16 Girls' National Team Heads into Camp
The U.S. Under-16 Girl's National Team and U.S. U-15 Girl's National Developmental Team will hold concurrent camps starting in the middle of April at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The U.S. U-16s, led by head coach Sue Patberg, will be in camp from April 15-20 while the U-15s, under head coach Stephanie Gabbert, who is also the U.S. Women's National Team Staff Coach for Region II, will run the first camp of the year for this age group from April 16-23. It will be the third training camp of the year for the U-16s.
The two teams serve a vital link in the U.S. Women's National Team programs as they give talented teenagers valuable training and matches as they are introduced to the international game. The players in the U-15 training camp (all born in 1990) and the in the U-16s camp (most born in 1989 and a few in 1990) will get the preparation that will allow them to compete spot on future teams in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship.
Following are the rosters for the U.S. U-16s and U-15s:
U.S. U-16 Girl's National Team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Rachel Bachtel (Columbus, Ohio), Hannah Messick (Greenwood, Ind.). DEFENDERS (8): Lauren Brown (Los Altos, Calif.), Nicole Forrest (Upland, Calif.), Melissa Gonzales (Mohegan Lakes, N.Y.), Katie Lutz (Broken Arrow, Ok.), Michelle Olivier (Roswell, Ga.), Ashley Rape (Dallas, Texas), Mary Rachel Reynolds (Alpharetta, Ga.), Kacey Richards (Williamtown, N.J.); MIDFIELDERS (6): Margueritte Aozasa (Los Altos, Calif.), Erica Campanelli (Plano, Texas), Kristie Kuhns (Pleasanton, Calif.), Megan O'Hai (Salt Lake City, Utah), Nicole Romanowski (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), Kylie Wright (Rancho Santa Margartia, Calif.); FORWARDS (6): Jessie Baddley (Ogden, Utah), Chelsea Bednarz (Chandler, Ariz.), Melissa Henderson (Garland, Texas), Laura Heyboer (Hudsonville, Mich.), Ashley Miller (Longwood, Fla.), Danielle Toney (Northville, Mich.).
U.S. U-15 Girl's National Developmental Team
GOALKEEPERS (4): Bianca Henninger (San Jose, Calif.), Shaine Millheiser (San Juan Capistrano), Catherine Parkhill (Apple Valley, Minn.), Chante Sandiford (Owing Mills, Md.); DEFENDERS (6): Jennifer Lapont (Castro Valley, Calif.), Camille Levin (Newport Beach, Calif.), Nicole Lipp (Lake Forrest, Ill.), Chaney Lopez (Kapolei, Hawaii), Katy Nagy (Bellmore, N.Y.), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.); MIDFIELDERS (8): Jazmyne Avant (Coppell, Texas), Amanda Fancher (The Colony, Texas), Alexandria Hampton (Piedmont, Ok.), Krista Lopez (Garland, Texas), Christine Nairn (Bowie, Md.), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.), Alexa Thompson (Scotdale, Pa.), Beth West (Centennial, Colo.); FORWARDS (6): Mariam Azmi (Fair Oakes, Calif.), Brittany Bartok (Union, N.J.), Alaina Byer (Staten Island, N.Y.), Caroline Dagley (San Rafael, Calif.), Emilie Huser (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Merritt Mathias (Birmingham, Ala.).