U.S. Soccer

U.S. Under-16 Girls' National Team

U-16 GNT Camp - Chula Vista, Calif. - March 18-25

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-3 Northville, Mich. Michigan Hawks
F 5-3 Clarkston, Mich. Michigan Hawks
M 5-5 Mililani, Hi. Hawaii Rush
D 5-2 American Fork, Utah Utah Celtic FC
F 5-11 West Chester, Ohio Cincinnati United
D 5-8 Millbrae, Calif. De Anza Force
M 5-3 Riverside, Calif. Arsenal FC
D 5-6 Raleigh, N.C. Capital Area Soccer
D 5-8 Seattle, Wash. Seattle Reign Academy
GK 5-8 North Brunswick, N. J. PDA
F 5-2 West Milford, N.J. World Class F.C.
F 5-3 Monroe, Conn. Connecticut FC
M 5-1 La Mirada, Calif. Arsenal F.C.
F 5-3 Wauwatosa, Wisc. FC Wisconsin Eclipse
D 5-7 Flemington, N.J. PDA
D 5-6 Fraser, Mich. Premier Soccer Group
D 5-4 Germantown, Md. Bethesda SC
F 5-4 Cumming, Ga. Tophat SC
F 5-7 Newport Beach, Calif. So Cal Blues
M 5-1 Rohnert Park, Calif. Santa Rosa United
GK 5-8 Fleming Island, Fla. Jacksonville FC
GK 5-11 East Meadow, N.Y. East Meadow SC
D 5-8 Buford, Ga. Tophat
F 5-6 Canton, Mich. Michigan Hawks

U-16 GNT Camp - Chula Vista, Calif. - March 18-25

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Northville, Mich.

Club:Michigan Hawks

Position:Forward

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Clarkston, Mich.

Club:Michigan Hawks

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Mililani, Hi.

Club:Hawaii Rush

Position:Defender

Height:5-2

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:American Fork, Utah

Club:Utah Celtic FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:West Chester, Ohio

Club:Cincinnati United

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Millbrae, Calif.

Club:De Anza Force

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Riverside, Calif.

Club:Arsenal FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Raleigh, N.C.

Club:Capital Area Soccer

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Seattle, Wash.

Club:Seattle Reign Academy

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:North Brunswick, N. J.

Club:PDA

Position:Forward

Height:5-2

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:West Milford, N.J.

Club:World Class F.C.

Position:Forward

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Monroe, Conn.

Club:Connecticut FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-1

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:La Mirada, Calif.

Club:Arsenal F.C.

Position:Forward

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Wauwatosa, Wisc.

Club:FC Wisconsin Eclipse

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Flemington, N.J.

Club:PDA

Position:Defender

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Fraser, Mich.

Club:Premier Soccer Group

Position:Defender

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Germantown, Md.

Club:Bethesda SC

Position:Forward

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Cumming, Ga.

Club:Tophat SC

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:So Cal Blues

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-1

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Rohnert Park, Calif.

Club:Santa Rosa United

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Fleming Island, Fla.

Club:Jacksonville FC

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-11

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:East Meadow, N.Y.

Club:East Meadow SC

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Buford, Ga.

Club:Tophat

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Canton, Mich.

Club:Michigan Hawks

Kacey White, Keri Sarver Join U.S. Women's Youth National Team Staff

CHICAGO (April 21, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has announced the hiring of former professional players Kacey White and Keri Sarver to full-time positions as the head coaches for the Under-16 Girls’ National Team and U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team, respectively.

  • Kacey White - bio
  • Keri Sarver - bio

In addition, Jaime Frias, who has coached the U.S. U-16 GNT for the past year will become head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team. April Kater, who has headed the U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team for the past four and half years, will continue in the role, as well as assisting with other Youth National Team camps.

With the recent hiring of Jitka Klimkova as the new Under-20 women’s National Team head coach and Mark Carr as new head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team, U.S. Soccer has filled full-time head coaching positions for six of its age-group National Teams. The positions of head coach for the U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team and Under-23 Women’s National Team will also be filled in the coming months. 

“This is the first time in our history that we’ve had full-time Youth National Team coaches who are dedicated year-round to these specific age groups outside the World Cup Teams,” said Women’s Youth National Teams Director April Heinrichs. “Keri Sarver and Kacey White have committed themselves to coaching professionally, have coached club and college soccer and became mainstays as assistant coaches within our Youth National Team program over the last several years. We are excited to welcome them to our staff in their new positions.” 

Both White and Sarver were a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team pool during their playing days. White, who scored 22 goals in her career at North Carolina, earned 18 caps from 2006-2008 for the U.S. WNT and played professionally in Sweden with Balinge IF and AIK as well as in the WPS for Sky Blue FC, magicJack and the Atlanta Beat. She was also an alternate on the 2008 Olympic Team.

Sarver was as All-American at the University of Maryland, scoring 61 goals for the Terrapins, and played professionally in the WUSA with the Washington Freedom, New York Power and Carolina Courage. She also played for the U.S. Youth National Teams from the U-16 through U-21 levels.

Both White and Sarver have worked extensively as assistant coaches for the USA’s age-group National Teams, White mostly with the U-15 GNT and Sarver mostly as the first assistant with the U-18 over the past four years. White comes to U.S. Soccer after a brief stint as head coach at Xavier. White was also Director of Coaching for the U-15 through U-19 girls’ teams for the Capital Area Soccer League, was head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech University and a volunteer assistant at Southern Methodist University.

Sarver joins U.S. Soccer after serving for the past seven years as Director of Coaching at the Internationals Soccer Club in Ohio, the club where she played as a youth player and in the W-League. She also coached with the Internationals on part-time bases between 2003-2010 before becoming the DOC and was an assistant coach at the University of Akron.

“Keri’s work with the U-18s has made her the perfect choice to move into a head coaching role with our U-19s and serve as the full-time assistant coach to the U-20s,” Heinrichs said. “She has tremendous experience as a former professional player, former college coach and current club coach. From these experiences, she understands that development of players starts at the club and individual level, and she’s well prepared to work with individuals and teams at the international level.”

“Kacey has everything we were looking for in a head coach for our youth teams when we first started discussions about hiring full-time Youth National Team coaches,” Heinrichs said. “As a former WNT player and professional player who has coached professionally for 10 years, she brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm, demonstration ability and experience to help educate, inspire and lead our next generation of players.”

White will start immediately while Sarver won’t officially begin in her role until Aug. 1.

Klimkova and Carr will manage the integration and programming of the National Teams just below their age groups – the U-18 and U-19 WNTs for Klimkova and the U-15 and U-16 GNTs for Carr -- to maximize the development, evaluation and movement of players between the age groups for training camps and matches during the World Cup cycle.

Before taking the U-20 WNT position, Klimkova had served as head coach of the U-19 WNT since January of 2105. Before Carr took over the U-17 WNT, he had been head coach of the U.S. U-15 GNT since November of 2014.

2017 Head Coaches - U.S. Youth Girls’ and Women’s National Teams
Under-23 WNT: TBD
Under-20 WNT: Jitka Klimkova
Under-19 WNT: Keri Sarver
Under-18 WNT: Jaime Frias
Under-17 WNT: Mark Carr
Under-16 GNT: Kacey White
Under-15 GNT: TBD
Under-14 GNT: April Kater     

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U.S. Under-16 GNT Finish Year with Training Camp in San Diego

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CHICAGO (Dec. 7, 2016) – U.S. Soccer will hold a unique training camp for female players born primarily in 2000, 2001 and 2002 as 23 attacking players and seven goalkeepers will come together from Dec. 14-17 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., for three days of training focused on shooting, goal scoring and goalkeeping. The first-ever U.S. Women’s National Read more
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U-16 GNT Draws 3-3 with the Netherlands U-17 WNT

WOERDEN, Netherlands (Sept. 20, 2016) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team drew 3-3 with the Netherlands U-17 Women’s National Team in the first of three games for the U.S. team during a training camp in Holland. In the seesaw match, the USA went up 1-0, but held the lead for just three minutes. The USA then scored twice in a seven-minute span in the second half to go up 3-1 befo Read more
U-16 GNT Sep 21, 2016

U.S. Under-16 GNT Heads to the Netherlands for Training Camp and Matches

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U-16 GNT Sep 15, 2016

U-16 GNT Heads to San Diego for 24-Player Training Camp

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U-16 GNT Heads to Portland for Combined Camp with U-15 GNT

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U-16 GNT Falls to Mexico U-17 WNT in Italy

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U-16 Girls Play Historic Match in Italy

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USA Defeats Iran 6-0 in Historic Match in Italy

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USA Falls to Italy 1-0 in Tournament of Gradisca

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U-16 GNT Heads to Italy for Tournament of Gradisca

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