CHICAGO (Feb. 3, 2017) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will kick off its 2017 programming with a camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., running from Feb. 11-18.
The camp will be led by U.S. Soccer Women’s Development Coach Mark Carr who has called up 40 players, almost all of whom were born in 2003 with two born in 2004.
This is the start of two-year cycle for this age group as U-15s before transitioning to U-17s in 2019 when they will form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Carr will be assisted at the large camp by Women’s Development Coach April Kater, who also heads the USA’s U-14 GNT program, as well as three former U.S. Women’s National Team players in 1995 Women’s World Cup Team member Jen Lalor, Kacey White and current FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart.
U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (5): Azul Alvarez (Lonestar SC; Round Rock, Texas), Nadia Cooper (Albion Hurricanes FC; Katy, Texas), Haley Craig (Hawkes-Wolves SC; Dexter, Mich.), Madison Goldberg (Pleasanton Rage; Pleasanton, Calif.), Jordan Nytes (Real Colorado; Aurora, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (10): Baleigh Bruster (Tophat SC; Smyrna, Ga.), Abigail Dunbar (San Diego Surf; Coronado, Calif.), Emerson Layne (Colorado Rush; Fort Collins, Colo.), Phoenix-Dawn Miranda (Surf SC; Aiea, Hawaii), Briana Sayoc (East Meadow; North Bellmore, N.Y.), Emily Schleifer (Weston FC; Lake Worth, Fla.), Faith Slimmer (SJEB Rush; Petersburg, N.J.), Alyssa Stadeker (Southern SA; Smyrna, Ga.), Helen Symbas (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.) Jenna West (Mustang SC; Clayton, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (14): Jessica Carlton (SoCal Blues; Upland, Calif.), Summer Denigan (Kings Hammer; Union, Ky.), Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Sophia Fisher (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Anna Hurley (Boston Breakers; Wakefield, Mass.), Camryn Lancaster (Mansfield, Texas: Dallas Texans), Alexis Missimo (Solar FC; Southlake, Texas), Olivia Pena (Solar SC; Irving, Texas), Allison Perry (Solar SC, Frisco, Texas), Riena Parente Ribeiro (New York SC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Kendra Rust (Minnesota Thunder; Rosemount, Minn.), Bella Sember (East Meadow; Centerport, N.Y.), Allyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.), Susanna Soderman (Penn Fusion; Schwenksville, Pa.)
FORWARDS (11): Trinity Byars (Solar SC; Richardson, Texas),Trinity Coker (San Diego SC; Poway, Calif.), Kayla Colbert (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Tatiana Fung (Arsenal FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.), Simone Jackson (So Cal Blues; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Kimberly Isabel (Jacksonville Armada; Jacksonville, Fla.), Andrea Kitahata (De Anza Force; Hilsborough, Calif.), Syndey Minarik (Charlotte SA; Huntersville, N.C.), Ayo Oke (GSA; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Jillian Shimkin (Albertson FC; Rockville Centre, N.Y.)