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U.S. U-17 WNT Heads to OTC in Chula Vista with 28 Players


CHICAGO (June 6, 2013) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team come together for its next training camp from June 9-16 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. head coach B.J. Snow has called up 28 players for the event that will include a scrimmage against the Slammers FC Under-18 girls on June 15 at 11 a.m. PT. The team will also play an intra-squad on June 12 at 4 p.m. PT.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Costa Rica, and Snow called in mostly 1997s with seven 1998s.

One of the three goalkeepers called up for the camp is six-foot Brooke Heinsohn, granddaughter of legendary Boston Celtics NBA player and coach Tommy Heinsohn.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton Colo.)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Jazmin Jackmon (LA Premier FC; South Pasadena, Calif.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood Soccer Club; Coventry, Conn.), Kate Morris (Michigan Hawks; Plymouth, Mich.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Michaela Abam (Albion Hurricane FC; Sugarland, Texas), Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Upton, Mass.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Ella Stevens (GSA Phoenix; Grayson, Ga.)
FORWARDS (11): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist Club; Liberty Township, Ohio), Keri Cavallo (Albertson Fury; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier FC; Post Falls, Idaho), Mia Hoen-Beck (McLean Youth Soccer; Vienna, Va.), Katie Pingel (So Cal Blues; Rolling Hills, Calif.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Madison Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.), Kaycie Tillman (Sting; Rowlett, Texas), Samantha Tran (DeAnza Force SC; Tracy, Calif.), Jen Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.) 


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