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U.S. U-16 Girls' National Team Heads To Holland For Three Matches

U.S. Under-16 Girl’s National Team head coach Kazbek Tambi will take an 18-player roster to Holland for a three-match tour running from April 8-16, 2006.

It will be the first matches abroad for the U-16s this year. They have held two domestic training camps at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., thus far.

The USA will play two teams from the Dutch Women’s Premier League as well as Holland’s U-19 Women’s National Team. The first game is on April 11, against Seastum, followed by a match on April 13, vs. the Dutch U-19s before the tour finishes with a game against RVVH on April 15.

The U-16s are coming off two matches against the German U-17s at The Home Depot Center, a 3-0 loss and a dramatic, 2-1 victory on an 88th minute game-winner.

U.S. U-16 GNT Roster – Holland Tour, 2006
Goalkeepers (2) – Elizabeth Hanna (Weddington, N.C.), Catherine Parkhill (Apple Valley, Minn.);

Defenders (4) – Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Jennifer Laponte (Castro Valley, Calif.), Camille Levin (Newport Coast, Calif.), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.);

Midfielders (9) – Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Julia Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.) Charney Burke (Santa Ana, Calif.), Sarah Chapman (Silver Spring, Md.), Katy Frierson (Birmingham, Ala.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Whitney Sharpe (W. Des Moines, Iowa), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.), Beth West (Centennial, Colo.);

Forwards (3) – Britanni Bartok (Union, N.J.), Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa, N.Y.), Macy Jo Harrison (Napa, Calif.).

U.S. U-16 GNT Schedule
Date         Opponent             City
April 11    Seastum               Tiel, Holland
April 13    Holland U-19        Zeist, Holland
April 15    RVVH                      Tiel, Holland is the official website of U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in the United States.