U.S. Under-16 GNT Heads to San Diego for Second Training Camp of 2017

CHICAGO (March 13, 2017) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will hold its second camp of the year, coming together from March 18-25 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in San Diego.

Head coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players, all born in 2002. This group of players moved up from the U-14 level last year and will spend two years as the U-16 GNT before moving on to the U-18s. These players are all age-eligible for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after January 1, 2001, but will eventually be the core age group for the team that will attempt to qualify for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2022.

Fifteen of the players in this camp attended the first camp of the year in January in San Diego.

U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.), Stephanie Sparkowski (Jacksonville FC; Fleming Island, Fla.), Alia Skinner (East Meadow SC; East Meadow N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (8): Devi Dudley (Utah Celtic FC; American Fork, Utah), Maya Evans (De Anza Force; Millbrae, Calif.), Katherine Groff (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Emily Mason (PDA Storm; Flemington, N.J.), Emily Matthews (Premier Soccer Group; Fraser, Mich.) Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Dasia Torbert (Tophat SC; Buford, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Josephine Aulicino (Michigan Hawks; Northville, Mich.), Aislyn Crowder (Hawaii Rush; Mililani, Hawaii), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Alexa Gonzalez (Arsenal FC; Riverside, Calif.), Isabel Loza (Arsenal FC; La Mirada, Calif.), Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United; Rohnert Park, Calif.)                            
FORWARDS (7): Michelle Cooper (Michigan Hawks; Clarkston, Mich.), Kailyn Dudukovich (Cincinnati United; West Chester, Ohio), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Kacey Lawrence (Connecticut FC; Monroe, Conn.), Aryssa Mahrt (FC Wisconsin Eclipse; Wauwatosa, Wisc.), Trinity Rodman (SoCal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.), Joyelle Washington (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.)