U.S. Soccer

2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship

St. George's, Grenada

Michelle French and B.J. Snow to Join U.S. WNT Staff

CHICAGO (Feb. 24, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has announced several changes to its Youth National Team staff as Michelle French and B.J. Snow will leave their posts with the U-20 and U-17 Women’s National Teams, respectively to take positions with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

French, who coached the USA at the 2014 and 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cups, will join Ellis’ staff as an assistant. French will be resuming her work, now in a full-time capacity, that she performed as part of Ellis’ staff at both the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

“Michelle was a huge asset for players and staff over the past two years, and now to have her solely focused on our team will be a tremendous benefit from a soccer standpoint,” Ellis said. “She brings a former National Team players’ perspective, the experience of three World Cups, and contributes greatly to the positive synergy in our environment.”

Snow, who guided the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team through the last two cycles, will fill a newly created role as Head of U.S. Women’s National Team Talent Identification. He will be focused on identifying and tracking potential Women’s National Team players in the NWSL, college ranks, the U.S. Youth National Teams and overseas.

“B.J. is a great fit for this new position,” said U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis. “It was a role I felt we needed to fill a gap in the evaluation of college-aged players. Ultimately, B.J.’s task is to find players that have the profile to become full Women’s National Team players. This position is particularly valuable right now with where we are in our cycle and our goal of continuing to deepen our pool.”

Snow, who will travel with the U.S. U-23 WNT to La Manga, Spain, as an assistant coach for its next event in early March, will serve as acting head coach for the U-23s until U.S. Soccer fills the head coach opening for that age group.

The process of hiring new head coaches for the U.S. U-17 and U-20 Women’s National Teams has begun.

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada 2,500 Sanchez, Kulhmann
5-0 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Spaanstra, Canniff, Culhmann, S. Smith, Tagilaferri
2-0 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Spaanstra, Sanchez
1-0 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Sanchez
8-1 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Kuhlmann (2), Sanchez (2), Tagliaferri (4)

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
GK 5-10 Melbourne, Fla. Space Coast United
M 5-1 California, Md. Richmond United
D 5-5 San Jose, Calif. Central Valley Crossfire
M 5-7 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
GK 5-9 Surfside, Fla. West Florida Flames
F 5-2 Lawrenceville, Ga. Tophat SC
F 5-6 Littleton, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-0 Santa Barbara, Calif. Eagles SC
M 5-5 Durham, N.C. CASL
D 5-4 Canton, Mich. Michigan Hawks
D 5-5 Torrance, Calif. So Cal Blues
M 5-3 Monrovia, Calif. So Cal Blues
D 5-7 Los Gatos, Calif. De Anza Force
F 5-5 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
F 5-5 Brighton, Mich. Michigan Hawks
M 5-7 Colts Neck, N.J. PDA U18 Arsenal
M 5-6 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-4 Rossmoor, Calif. So Cal Blues
D 5-6 Monrovia, Calif. Slammers FC
M 5-5 West Chester, Pa. Penn Fusion

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

Brooke Bollinger

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Melbourne, Fla.

Club:
Space Coast United

Jordan Canniff

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
California, Md.

Club:
Richmond United

Naomi Girma

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

Club:
Central Valley Crossfire

Jaelin Howell

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Windsor, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Laurel Ivory

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Surfside, Fla.

Club:
West Florida Flames

Rachel Jones

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:
Tophat SC

Civana Kuhlmann

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rush

Kiara Pickett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Club:
Eagles SC

Brianna Pinto

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
CASL

Isabel Rodriguez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Karina Rodriguez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Torrance, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Ashley Sanchez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Emily Smith

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Los Gatos, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Sophia Smith

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Windsor, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Alexa Spaanstra

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brighton, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Frankie Tagliaferri

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Colts Neck, N.J.

Club:
PDA U18 Arsenal

Taryn Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Kennedy Wesley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rossmoor, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Kate Wiesner

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Sydney Zandi

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
West Chester, Pa.

Club:
Penn Fusion

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Haiti  3 3 0 0 18 3 15 9
Canada 3 2 1 0 11 2 9 6
Guatemala 3 1 2 0 9 6 3 0
Grenada  3 0 3 0 0 27 -27 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States  3 3 0 0 11 1 9 9
Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 6
Costa Rica  3 1 2 0 5 8 -3 3
Jamaica 3 0 3 0 3 12 -9 0

Group A

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 3 Guatemala vs. Canada 0-3
Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 3 Grenada vs. Haiti 0-13 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 5 Haiti vs. Guatemala 3-2 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 5 Canada vs. Grenada 7-0 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 7 Canada vs. Haiti 1-2 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 7 Grenada vs. Guatemala 0-7 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Group B

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 4 Mexico vs. Costa Rica 4-2 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 4 Jamaica vs. United States 1-8
Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 6 Costa Rica vs. Jamaica 3-2 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 6 United States vs. Mexico 1-0
Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 8 United States vs. Costa Rica 2-0 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 8 Mexico vs. Jamaica 1-0 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Semifinals
Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 11 Haiti vs. Mexico 0-3
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 11 United States vs. Canada 5-0
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 13 Haiti vs. Canada 2-4
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Final

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 13 United States vs. Mexico 2-1
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team - 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Stats

Record: 5-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Beall, Hillary GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Canniff, Jordan F 3 2 181 1 0 2 0/0
Girma, Naomi D 5 5 450 0
0 0
0/0
Howell, Jaelin M 4 4 360 0 1 1 0/0
Ivory, Laurel GK 5 5 450 0 0 0 0/0
Jones, Rachel F 3 1 67 0 1 1 0/0
Kuhlmann, Civana F 4 4 320 4 1 9 0/0
Pickett, Kiara D 2 2 154 0 2 2 0/0
Pinto, Brianna M 5 5 450 0 0
0
1/0
Rodriguez, Izzy D 3 0 85 0
0 0
0/0
Rodriguez, Karina D 4 4 360 0 1 1 0/0
Sanchez, Ashley F 5 5 414 5 0 10 0/0
Smith, Emily D 1 1 90 0
0 0 0/0
Smith, Sophia F 5 2 155 1 4 6 0/0
Spaanstra, Alexa F 5 4 385 2 1
5
0/0
Tagliaferri, Frankie M 5 1 188 5 0
10
0/0
Torres, Taryn M 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Wiesner, Kate D 5 4 367 0 0 0 0/0
Wesley, Kennedy D 4 4 315 0 2 2 0/0
Zandi, Sydney M 1 1 69 0 0 0 0/0

Own Goal


Totals


5 5
450 18
13
49 1/0

Opponent Totals


5
5
450 2
2 6
3/1

2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Beall, Hillary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0-0-0
Ivory, Laurel 5 5 450 18 2 3 0.40 5-0-0

Totals

5 5 450 18 2 3 0.40 5-0-0

Opponent Totals

5 5 450 2 18 0 3.60 0-5-0

Updated through March 14, 2016

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