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U23 WNT Heads to OTC in San Diego


CHICAGO (May 6, 2013) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp from May 11-18 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. head coach Randy Waldrum has named 24 players to the camp which features 22 current collegiate players, one former collegian in Jennifer Hoy, who finished her career at Princeton and was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars, and one professional in goalkeeper Libby Stout who is currently playing for Yzeure in France.

The roster features seven players from the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.

The camp marks the second of three domestic events for the U.S. U-23 WNT this year as the squad will also come together in December with a roster that could feature more professional players.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Abby Smith (Texas; Dallas, Texas), Libby Stout (Yzeure; Western Kentucky; Louisville, Ky.), Kelsey Wys (Florida State; Coral Springs, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Lexington, Ky.), Hayley Haagsma (Texas Tech; Bellflower, Calif.), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech; Castle Rock, Colo.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Emily Sonnett (Virginia; Marietta, Ga.), Alexandria Vernon (Santa Clara; Homer Glen, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown; Greenbrook, N.J.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lees Summit, Mo.), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.), Jenna Richmond (UCLA; Centerville, Va.),
FORWARDS (7): Karenee Demery (Cal-State Stanislaus; Merced, Calif.), Shea Groom (Texas A&M; Liberty, Mo.), Jennifer Hoy (Princeton; Sellersville, Pa.), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara; Raymore, Mo.), Crystal Thomas (Notre Dame; Elgin, Ill.), Courtney Verloo (Stanford; Tualatin, Ore.), Lynn Williams (Pepperdine; Malibu, Calif.)

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