CHICAGO (May 16, 2016) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp from May 21-28, at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.
The USA will be coached by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, who has called up 26 players, all youth club players who were born in 1998.
All the players in this camp are age-eligible for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, but the goal for this age group is to ultimately qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in France.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Gabrielle Kouzelos (Internationals SC; Wadsworth, Ohio), Madison Newsom (FC Elk Grove; Elk Grove, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel, Calif.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire SC; Newcastle, Wash.), Amayla Johnson (NJ Stallions; Montclair, N.J.), Julie Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Kaiya McCullough (San Diego Surf; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Taylor Mitchell (Real So Cal; Tarzana, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Natalie Winters (Michigan Hawks; Plymouth, Mich.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Olivia Athens (PSV Union FC; Atherton, Calif.), Haley Berg (Solar; Celina, Texas), Samantha Coffey (New York SC; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.), Sophia Gulati (NJ Stallions; Washington Township, N.J.), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Pa.), Nicole Whitley (FC Elk Grove; Elk Grove, Calif.)
FORWARDS (8): Elexa Bahr (GSA; Flowery Branch, Ga.), Belle Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Sunny Dunphy (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Erin Gilroy (East Meadow SC; North Bellmore, N.Y.), Parker Goins (TSC Hurricane; Broken Arrow, Okla.), Abi Kim (Pacific NW SC; Vashon, Wash.), Myra Konte (BRYC Elite Academy; Woodbridge, Va.), Courtney Strode (Albion SC; Oceanside, Calif.)