The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team, under the direction of head coach Damon Nahas, will come together for a training camp at The Home Depot Center running from November 20-27.
Nahas has called in 24 players, most born in 1996 and 1997. All of the players are age-eligible for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1995.
The roster does include three players born in 1995, which is the age group that will form the core of the team attempting to qualify next spring for the Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan next fall, so the coaching staff can evaluate them in a training environment for possible inclusion in future U.S. U-17 events.
U.S. U-15 GNT Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Caroline Brockmeier (Eclipse Select; Tallahassee, Fla.), Alexis Bryant (Bethesda SC; Kensington, Md.)
DEFENDERS (6): Natalie Calhoun (Sting; Sachse, Tex.), Hannah Davison (Eclipse Select; Geneva, Ill.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Ginny McGowan (Eclipse Select; Lake Forest, Ill.), Kate Morris (Michigan Hawks; Plymouth, Mich.), Jamie Van Horn (Mustang Fury; Danville, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Megan Buckingham (Michigan Hawks; Novi, Mich.), Marley Canales (San Diego SC; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Forest, Va.), Meggie Dougherty-Howard (Tampa Bay United; Largo, Fla.), Mikaela Harvey (Lonestar SC; Liberty Hill, Texas), Peyton Perea (Legends; Riverside, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Neptune, N.J.), Dominique Romero (Club Heat; Las Vegas, Nev.)
FORWARDS (7): Jorian Baucom (Sereno SC; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Eva Gordon (Empire United; Syracuse, N.Y.); Haley Pounds (Challenge SC; Spring, Texas), Maggie Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.), Amber Stearns (Classics Elite; San Antonio, Texas), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.)