CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) – U.S. Paralympic National Team head coach Stuart Sharp has named a 17-player roster for the team’s upcoming training camp from April 24-May 1 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
The camp, the team’s fourth this year, will serve as the final selection process before the U.S. PNT next convenes in June for the 9th International 7-a-side Football Ciutat de Barcelona.
Twelve of the players on the current roster participated in the team’s last camp in March, and defender Josh McKinney has also spent time with the team earlier this year, seeing time in a pair of friendly matches against England in February.
Four players have been called in for their first camp with the PNT since Sharp took over the Paralympic program in January. Midfielder Adam Ballou, forward Dylan Brown and goalkeeper Roman Grier have all previously represented the team; however, Grier’s call-up is the Atlanta native’s first since 2004. Defender David Rose is receiving his first call-up to the Paralympic National Team.
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Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alex Hendricks (Columbus, Ohio), Roman Grier (Atlanta, Ga.), Keith Johnson (Houston, Texas)
DEFENDERS (6): Chris Ahrens (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), Bryce Boarman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Shea Cassidy (Buena Park, Calif.), Kevin Hensley (Memphis, Tenn.), Josh McKinney (Cary, N.C.), David Rose (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Adam Ballou (Virginia Beach, Va.), David Garza (Chula Vista, Calif.), Gavin Sibayan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Marthell Vazquez (Long Beach, Calif.), Jerreme Wade (Chesapeake, Va.)
FORWARDS (3): Dylan Brown (Clovis, Calif.), Michael Moore (Plano, Texas), Rene Renteria (San Fernando, Calif.)