U-18 WNT Will Come Together in Fairfax, Virginia for 28-Player Training Camp

CHICAGO (August 1, 2017) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team come together for a training camp in Fairfax, Va., from Aug. 6-14. U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias has called up 28 players, 25 born in 2000 and three in 1999.

This will be the second domestic training camp of the year for this age group to go along with two international trips the squad has taken so far, to England in February and to Australia in early July.

This group of players is in the middle of the first year of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019 and will form the core of the group that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Samantha Estrada (Houston Dash Youth; El Paso, Texas), Meagan McClelland (PDA; Kearny, N.J.), Katie Meyer (Real So Cal; Newbury Park, Calif.)                                                                                     

DEFENDERS (9): Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Wichita, Kansas), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Naomi Girma (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Caitlin Haislip (Eclipse Select SC; Munster, Ind.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush, Albuquerque, N.M.), Hallie Pearson (Indiana Fire Juniors; Carmel, Ind.), Sarah Piper (Houston Dash Youth; The Woodlands, Texas)                                                                                       

MIDFIELDERS (7):  Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion; Sewell, N.J.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Allison Schlegel (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Ella Shambuger (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Natalie Viggiano (Michigan Hawks; Macomb Township, Mich.), Summer Yates (Pacific NW; Pasco, Wash.)

FORWARDS (8): Jordan Brewster (Internationals SC; North Canton, Ohio), Aleigh Gambone (McLean FC; Clifton, Va.), Alesia Garcia (Colorado Storm; Aurora, Colo.), Erin Hohnstein (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Maliah Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Loren Sefcik (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.)