U-15 GNT Heads to U.S. Soccer NTC for Final Camp of Cycle

CHICAGO (Sept. 22, 2016) – U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team head coach Mark Carr has named a 26-player roster for the final training camp of this cycle before the team moves to U-17s in 2017. The squad will come together from Oct. 1-8 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

The U.S. U-15 GNT is coming off a victorious run at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship where the USA won all seven games by a 49-0 margin and defeated Canada 2-0 in the championship game. It was the USA’s first regional title at this age level in CONCACAF’s second tournament for this age group.

Of the 18 players that participated in that tournament in Florida, 12 will come to this camp which features 25 players born in 2001 and one in 2002.

U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alisa Jill Crooks (Colorado Rush; Green Acres, Wash.), Julia Dohle (NYSC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Ruthie Jones (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Tyler McCamey (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.)                                                                        

DEFENDERS (6): Jordyn Gather (So Cal Blues; Ladera Ranch, Calif.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), D'awncey Jones-Black (Honolulu Bulls SC; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Harper White (Tennessee SC; Franklin, Tenn.)                                                            

MIDFIELDERS (9): Ainsley Ahmadian (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Eleanor Glenn (Tophat SC; Avondale Estates, Ga.), Julianne Leskauskas (PDA Storm; Farmingdale, N.J.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Gabrielle Robinson (BRYC Elite Academy; Springfield, Va.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)                                          

FORWARDS (7):  Laney Carroll (Legends FC; Redlands, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Savianna Gomez (Beach Academy; Torrance, Calif.), Payton Linnehan (Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Alexandra Russell (Albion Hurricanes; Katy, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Hannah White (Tophat SC; Franklin, Tenn.)