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U.S. U-18 Women's National Team Starts the Year at The Home Depot Center

(CHICAGO - Jan. 4, 2010) The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will hold its first training camp of 2010 from Jan. 10-17 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. head coach Dave Chesler will call up 24 players, with one player still to be finalized. The majority of the players in camp were born in 1992, the age group for this year’s U-18s, but a few 1991s were called in for further evaluation for the U-20 player pool. All players called into the U-18 WNT are always under evaluation for possible inclusion in U-20 WNT events. Chesler also called in one 1993 in forward Courtney Proctor.

U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team
Training Camp Roster
Jan. 10-17, 2010
The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledso (Kings Soccer Academy; Cincinnati, Ohio), Anna Sieloff (Vardar; Troy, Mich.), Abby Steele (Mustang Soccer; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Torri Allen (Mclean Dragons; Stafford, Va.), Julie Johnston (Sereno SC; Mesa, Ariz.), Meagan Morris (Montclair Aristocrats; Montclair, N.J.), Mollie Pathman (Triangle Futbol Club; Durham, N.C.), Kendall Romine (So Cal Blues; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Carrie Whigham (Sereno SC; Phoenix, Ariz.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Alex Crown (Space Coast United; Orlando, Fla.), Lindsay Elston (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (Sam Ramon; Pleasanton, Calif.), Juliann Jeffrey (Texans; Richardson, Texas), Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever; Fort Wayne, In), Mandy Laddish (Blue Valley Stars; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Lauren Matheson (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Tiffini Smith (Polaris SC; Fort Worth, Texas), Chioma Ubogagu (D’Feeters; Coppel, Texas)
FORWARDS (5): Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet SC; Chugiak, Alaska), Michelle Cruz (Slammers; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Natalia Ledezma (Blue Valley Stars; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Ariana Martinez (Real So Cal; Moorpark, Calif.), Courtney Proctor (Slammers; Santa Clarita, Calif.)