CHICAGO (June 4, 2012) - The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will come together for the first time since winning the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala in mid-May as U.S. head coach Albertin Montoya has called up 26 players for a training camp being held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from June 9-16.
Montoya named all 20 players that helped the USA win all five games at the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament without allowing a goal, defeating Panama 7-0 in the semifinal to earn a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan and then downing Canada 1-0 in the championship game. Forward Amber Munerlyn scored the winning goal in the title game.
Those players also include forward Summer Green, who set a U.S. record for most goals in a single qualifying tournament by pounding in 12 over the five matches. Montoya has added six players to that group, almost all of whom have previous experience in training camps with the U.S. team.
The young Americans are scheduled for two domestic training camps (including this one) and one foreign trip before the third FIFA Women’s World Cup for U-17 women that will be held from Sept. 22-Oct. 13. U.S. U-17 WNT captain Morgan Andrews, a rising senior from Milford, N.H., was recently named the Gatorade Girls’ High School Soccer Player of the Year.
U.S. U-17 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South; Kennesaw, Ga.), Cassie Miller (Sereno FC; Cave Creek, Ariz.), Morgan Stearns (McLean SC; Burke, Va.), Claire Wheatley (Solar Chelsea, Plano, Texas)
DEFENDERS (8): Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Slammers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), Mandy Freeman (Lady Renegades SC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Lauren Kaskie (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Gabbi Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush; Greenwood, Colo.), Morgan Reid (Chelsea Ladies; Cary, N.C.), Claire Wagner (CASL; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), Jaye Boissiere (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies; Raleigh, N.C), Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), Sarah Robinson (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos, Calif.), Arielle Ship (Real So Cal; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.).
FORWARDS (6): Emily Bruder (Utah Avalanche; Sandy, Utah), Darian Jenkins (Sparta SC; Riverton, Utah), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA Lightning; Los Gatos, Calif.), Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Maggie Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.)