U-18 WNT Travels Down Under to play Canada, Australia U-20s

CHICAGO (June 20, 2017) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will travel to Canberra, the capital of Australia, from June 28-July 13 for a training camp and three matches.

U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias has called up 20 players for the trip Down Under that will see the USA play against the Under-20 teams from Canada and Australia (twice).

Frias’ squad is made up of 13 players born in 2000, which is the current age group for the U-18s. He is also bringing six players born in 1999, the current age group for the U-19s, and one player born in 1998 (Natalie Winters of Iowa, who is the only college player), which is the age cut-off for the current group of U-20s.

The USA will face Canada on July 6 and then play Australia on July 10 and July 12. All the games will be played in Canberra.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma FC; Edmond, Okla.)         

DEFENDERS (7): Kerry Abello (Eclipse Select; Batavia, Ill.), Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Wichita, Kansas), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Shea Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush, Albuquerque, N.M.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas)                                                             

MIDFIELDERS (5): Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Natalie Winters (Iowa; Plymouth, Mich.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion, West Chester, Pa.)                                                      

FORWARDS (6): Jordan Brewster (Internationals SC; North Canton, Ohio), Emina Ekic (Javanon FC; Fairdale, Ky.), Aleigh Gambone (McLean FC; Clifton, Va.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Summer Yates (Pacific NW; Pasco, Wash.)