Under-14 Girls' National Team Opens New Cycle at U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO (March 16, 2016) -- U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team head coach April Kater has called up 48 players for the first U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team training camp of the year which will run from March 19-26 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

The majority of the players were born in 2002, but 14 were born in 2003. The U.S U-14 GNT did not have programming last year as players born in odd years start with two years in the U-15 Girls’ National Team program. For this cycle, with the majority of players born in an even year, which are the age-cut-off years for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the players follow the path of one year as U-14s and then move to the Under-16 GNT (2 years), Under-18 WNT (2 years) and Under-20 WNT (2 years).

The players are starting the path that for some may lead to the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. For all of these players but two, this will be the first experience in the U.S. YNT program.

U.S. U-14 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (6): Azul Alvarez (Lonestar SC; Round Rock, Texas), Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.), Madison Prohaska (Cincinnati United; Liberty Township, Ohio), Alia Skinner (Jacksonville FC; Fleming Island, Fla.), Stephanie Sparkowski (East Meadow SC; East Meadow, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (14): Baleigh Bruster (Tophat SC; Smyrna, Ga.), Addison Bundy (Colorado Rush; Fort Collins, Colo.), Avery Chaney (Lonestar San Antonio; Helotes, Texas), Kayla Colbert (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Kylie Daigle (Penn Fusion; Millville, N.J.), Cara Elmendorf (Florida Kraze Krush; Casselberry, Fla.), Sophia Fisher (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Isabel Loza (Fullerton Rangers; La Mirada, Calif.), Emily Matthews (Premier Soccer Group; Fraser, Mich.), Olivia Migli (FC Virginia; Harmarket, Va.), Litzy Morales (So Cal Blues; Santa Ana, Calif.), Emily Royson (PDA; Toms River, N.J.), Dasia Torbert (GSA; Dacula, Ga.)                                           
MIDFIELDERS (14): Jessica Carlton (Legends FC; Upland, Calif.), Leah Chancey (Solar Chelsea; Ovilla, Texas), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Devi Dudley (Utah Celtic FC; American Fork, Utah), Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Jillian Martinez (Lonestar SC; San Antonio, Texas), Alexis Missimo (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Texas), Barbara Olivieri (Albion Hurricanes FC; Kat, Texas), Avery Patterson (Florida Elite Soccer Academy; Jacksonville, Fla.), Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United; Rohnert Park, Calif.), Bella Sember (East Meadow Soccer Club; Center Point, N.Y.), Acacia Vanlandingham (Eagles SC; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Grace Watkins (Slammers FC; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Natalie Wilson (FC Virginia; Fairfax, Va.)
FORWARDS (14): Trinity Byars (Solar FC; Richardson, Texas), Kailyn Dudukovich (Cincinnati United; West Chester, Ohio), Tatiana Fung (Arsenal FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Dilary Heredia-Beltran (Sporting Blue Valley; Wichita, Kan.), Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.), Simone Jackson (So Cal Blues; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Jameese Joseph (Bethesda Soccer Club; Beltsville, Md.), Samantha Kroeger (Matchfit Academy; West Milford, N.J.), Kacey Lawrence (Connecticut FC, Monroe, Conn.), Renee Lyles (GSA; Atlanta, Ga.), Aryssa Mahrt (FC Wisconsin Eclipse; Wauwatosa, Wisc.), Jillian Shimkin (Albertson SC; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Reilyn Turner (SC Blues; Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Joyelle Washington (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.)