Heinrichs Names 18 Players to Face Finland on April 27; U.S. Women Visit Spartan Stadium as Part of Doubleheader
Of the 18 players, 15 were on the USA's Algarve Cup roster for the tournament in Portugal at the beginning of March. The three new additions are defender Brandi Chastain, who missed the tournament while recovering from minor knee surgery, forward Christie Welsh, the 2001 Hermann Trophy and MAC Award winner from Penn State, and forward Mandy Clemens, who is poised for a breakout year with the Philadelphia Charge of the WUSA.
The match will be a part of the first-ever doubleheader with the U.S. Women's National Team and WUSA squads as the San Jose CyberRays face the Carolina Courage at 4:30 p.m. In addition to Welsh, Heinrichs named four other college players to the roster in defender Cat Reddick (North Carolina), midfielder Aly Wagner (Santa Clara), midfielder Devvyn Hawkins (Santa Clara) and goalkeeper Hope Solo (Washington).
The roster is stocked full of local ties as 10 of the players either hail from or went to college in the San Jose/Bay Area. Chastain, a San Jose native, and CyberRays goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene, who hails from Sacramento, will join current Santa Clara Broncos and reigning NCAA champions Wagner and Hawkins, former SCU stars Kylie Bivens, Clemens and Danielle Slaton, the #1 pick in the 2002 WUSA draft by Carolina, as well as Los Altos native Lorrie Fair, former Stanford star Julie Foudy and UC Berkeley legend Joy Fawcett.
U.S. Women's National Team Roster
|2||Fair, Lorrie||M||5'3"||08/05/78||Los Altos, Calif.||North Carolina/Philadelphia||97/7|
|4||Reddick, Cat||D||5'5"||02/10/82||Birmingham, Ala.||North Carolina/--||16/1|
|6||Chastain, Brandi||D||5'7"||07/21/68||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Clara/San Jose||147/25|
|7||Kluegel, Jena||D||5'3"||11/02/79||Mahtomedi, Minn.||North Carolina/Boston||17/0|
|8||MacMillan, Shannon||F||5'5"||10/07/74||Escondido, Calif.||Portland/San Diego||135/46|
|10||Wagner, Aly||M||5'5"||08/10/80||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Clara/--||23/6|
|11||Foudy, Julie||M||5'6"||01/23/71||Mission Viejo, Calif.||Stanford/San Diego||209/39|
|12||Parlow, Cindy||F||5'11"||05/08/78||Memphis, Tenn.||North Carolina/Atlanta||106/46|
|13||Lilly, Kristine||M||5'4"||07/22/71||Wilton, Conn.||North Carolina/Boston||234/88|
|14||Fawcett, Joy||D||5'6"||02/08/68||Huntington Beach, Calif.||California/San Diego||193/24|
|16||Milbrett, Tiffeny||F||5'2"||10/23/72||Portland, Ore.||Portland/New York||176/87|
|17||Hawkins, Devvyn||M||5'8"||11/29/80||Olympia, Wash.||Santa Clara/--||7/0|
|18||Solo, Hope||GK||5'9"||07/30/81||Richland, Wash.||Washington/--||10/0|
|19||Slaton, Danielle||D||5'6"||06/10/80||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Clara/Carolina||31/1|
|20||Welsh, Christie||F||5'10"||02/27/81||Massapequa Park, N.Y.||Penn State/--||19/12|
|21||Bivens, Kylie||D||5'5"||10/24/78||Upland, Calif.||Santa Clara/Atlanta||6/0|
|22||Clemens, Mandy||F||5'5"||09/03/78||San Diego, Calif.||Santa Clara/Philadelphia||4/0|
|24||Beene, Lakeysia||GK||5'8"||03/09/78||Gold River, Calif.||Notre Dame/San Jose||10/0|