U.S. U-18 WNT Heads to The HDC for Training Camp
The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from May 9-16 that will run concurrently with the first week of the U.S. U-20 WNT camp. U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Dave Chesler has named 22 players and could add two more before the camp begins. This group will form the core of the players competing for spots on the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cutoff of players born on or after January 1, 1992. As U.S. U-20 WNT head coach Jill Ellis has narrowed down her player pool for this summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany, Chesler has begun to call in players from this year’s U-17 WNT that failed to qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup despite outscoring opponents 38-0 over five games at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Costa Rica. Chesler has named seven players from that squad, including midfielder Morgan Brian, the all-time leading scorer in U.S. U-17 history with 14 goals in 18 U-17 caps. The U.S. U-18s will play three matches during the camp at The HDC, taking on the U.S. U-20s on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. PT, facing the women’s club Ajax of Los Angeles on May 12 at 7 p.m. and then taking on the LAFC women’s team on May 15 at 3 p.m.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rachel Boaz (So Cal Blues; Murrieta Calif.), Anna Sieloff (Verder; Troy, Mich.), Caroline Stanley (KCFC Alliance; Kansas City, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (5): Arin Gilliland (Ohio Elite; Wilmore, Ky.), Laura Liedle (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Rileigh McHigh (Hershey Attack SC; Hummelstown, Pa.), Dominique Richardson (Legends FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Morgan Brian (Ponte Vedra Storm; St. Simons Island, GA.), Alexandra Doll (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.), Lindsey Elston (Crossfire Premier, Sammamish, Wash.), Brook Gilbert (Emerald City; Snohomish, Wash.), Julie Johnston (Sereno SC; Mesa, Az.), Sara Killion (Fort Wayne Fever; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Kylie McCarthy (San Diego Surf; Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.), Meagan Morris (Montclair Aristocrates; Montclair, N.J.), Mollie Pathmen (Triangle FC; Durham, N.C.)
FORWARDS (5): Shea Groom (KCFC; Liberty, Mo.) Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Ariana Martinez (So Cal; Moore Park, Calif.), Ashley Spivey (Baltimore Soccer Bays; Baltimore. Md), Chioma Ubogaga (D’Feeters; Coppell, Texas)