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U-18 WNT Caps Off 2014 with OTC Camp in San Diego

CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will finish its 2014 programming with what is also U.S. Soccer’s final youth Women’s National Team camp of the year. U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs has called 24 players to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista for a week of training from Dec. 7-14.

All of the players were born in 1998 and the core of this U-18 WNT squad will eventually compete to qualify for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Amanda Dennis (Slammers FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Kat Hess (So Cal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.), Mikayla Krzeczowski (Concorde Fire; Douglasville, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (6): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist SC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Brooke Bingham (NC Fusion; West Jefferson, N.C.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel, Calif.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire Premier; Newcastle, Wash.), Taylor Mitchell (Real So Cal; Tarzana, Calif.), Kirsten Siragusa (Dallas Sting; Rowlett, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Grace Bahr (Cleveland Internationals; Broadview Heights, Ohio), Haley Berg (Dallas Texans; Celina, Texas), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Ireland Dunn (Utah Avalanche; Kaysville, Utah), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Alia Martin (Eclipse Select; Carmel, Ind.), Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Pa.)
FORWARDS (8): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Isabella Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Sunny Dunphy (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Parker Goins (TSC Hurricanes; Broken Arrow, Okla.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Julie Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Taylor Ziemer (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.)

Photo Gallery: U-18 WNT NTC Training Camp - Oct. 20, 2014

Photos from the Under-18 Women's National Team's October training camp at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center in Carson, Calif. 

U-18 WNT Heads to Week of Camp at U.S. Soccer NTC

CHICAGO (Oct. 10, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together from Oct. 18-25 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California, for a training camp featuring 24 players.

This is the second training camp for this age group as U-18s as the previous group has moved up to integrate into the U-20 Women’s National Team.

The core of the current U-18 WNT squad is comprised of players who will eventually compete to qualify for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. This age group will have another training camp this December.

U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs will oversee this training camp and the squad will scrimmage NWSL side Beach FC on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. PT.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Amanda Dennis (Slammers FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Mikayla Krzeczowski (Concorde Fire; Douglasville, Ga.), Ashley Orkus (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.)
DEFENDERS (8): Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel, Calif.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire CD; Newcastle, Wash.), Courtney Jones (Ohio Elite; Carmel, Indiana), Julie Ann Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Tatumn Milazzo (Eclipse Select SC; Orland Park, Ill.), Taylor Mitchell (Real So Cal; Los Angeles, Calif.), Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Pa.), Mary Vignola (Ohio Elite; Terrace Park, Ohio)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Grace Bahr (Internationals SC; Broadview Heights, Ohio), Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist SC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Amanda Nhek (Braddock Road Youth Club; Gainesville, Va.), Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Belle Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Eva Hurm (PDA; Upper Saddle River, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas Texas), Carly Malatskey (Slammers FC; Newport Coast, Calif.), Samantha Tran (De Anza Force; Tracy, Calif.)

New U-18 WNT Heads to U.S. Soccer's NTC for Camp

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together from Sept. 13-20 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California, for a training camp featuring 23 players born in 1998 and one in 1999.

This is the start of a new cycle as the previous U-18s now move on to the next U-20 Women’s World Cup cycle, the first camp of which will be held in October.

The core of this U-18 WNT squad will be the players eventually competing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. This age group will have three training camps this fall, in September, October and December.

Midfielder Mallory Pugh, who started for the USA at the recently completed 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, was called in for this U-18 event. U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs will oversee the training camp.

Please note that several roster changes were made after the initial announcement on Sept. 8.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kat Hess (So Cal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.), Amanda McGlynn (Jacksonville FC; Jacksonville, Fla.), Evangeline Soucie (Players Development Academy; Milford, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (9): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist SC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire; Newcastle Wash.), Julie Ann Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Mikenna McManus (West Coast FC; Lake Forest, Calif.), Tatumn Milazzo (Eclipse Select; Orlando Park, Ill.), Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Pa.), Sarah Trissel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mary Vignola (Ohio Elite; Terrace Park, Ohio)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Luca Deza (De Anza Force; Belmont, Calif.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Devyn Kelsey (Slammers FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Alia Martin (Eclipse Select; Carmel, Ind.), Addison McCain (FC Dallas; Lavon, Texas), Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Isabella Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas Texas), Carly Malatskey (Slammers FC; Newport Coast, Calif.), Madison Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.), Samantha Tran (De Anza Force; Tracy, Calif.)

U-18 WNT vs. Mexico: Highlights - July 25, 2014

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team tied the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team 1-1 in the first of two friendly matches played at Mexico’s National Training Center in Mexico City.

U.S. U-18 WNT Draw 1-1 With Mexico U-20 WNT in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (July 25, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team tied the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team 1-1 in the first of two friendly matches to be played at Mexico’s National Training Center in Mexico City.

Mexico, which is preparing for the upcoming 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, took the lead just after halftime when University of Washington midfielder Amanda Perez headed home a corner kick.

The USA tied the match eight minutes later when Imani Dorsey played through ball to forward Zoe Redei who dribbled into the penalty area and finished smartly into the lower corner.

The USA’s lineup featured seven players who were key members of the last U-17 Women’s National Team cycle, including goal scorer Reidei. Goalkeeper Rose Chandler, who was named to the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team, went the whole way in the nets.

The teams will meet again on July 27.

U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. U-18 WNT vs. Mexico U-20 WNT
Date: July 25, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la FMF; Mexico City, Mexico
Weather: 74 degrees

Scoring Summary:            1              2              F
USA                                        0              1              1
MEX                                      0              1              1                

MEX – Amanda Perez                                                       48th minute
USA – Zoe Redei (11-Imani Dorsey)                               56

Lineups:
USA: 1-Rose Chandler; 3-Gabby Matulich (capt.), 4-Niki Romero (22-Michaela Abam, 62), 5-Natalie Jacobs, 15-Ellie Jean; 17-Rebecca Rasmussen (23-Hana Kerner, 77), 16-Marley Canales (20-Sabrina Flores, 46), 6-Dorian Bailey (9-Emily Ogle, 46), 11-Imani Dorsey (21-Kelcie Hedge, 72); 13-Katie Cousins, 10-Madison Haley (7-Zoe Redei, 46)Subs not used: 2-Schuyler DeBree, 12-Michelle Xiao, 24-Casey Murphy
Head Coach: April Heinrichs

MEX: 1-Celcia Santiago (capt.); 15-Mariana Cadena (2-Mariel Gutierrez, 77), 5-Paulina Solis (4-Greta Espinoza, 57), 3-Estefania Fuentes, 13-Jaqueline Rodriguez (14-Clarissa Robles, 57); 17-Amanda Perez (18-Claudia Lopez, 60), 8-Nancy Antonio; 11-Fabiola Ibarra, 10-Carolina Jaramillo, 7-Jenny Chiu (16-Taylor Alvarado, 72); 24-Tanya Samarzich
Subs not used: 6-Karla Nieto, 9-Luz Duarte, 12-Emily Alvarado, 20-Ana Gabriela Paz, 21-Rebeca Bernal, 22-Vanessa Flores
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 7 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 6
Fouls: 6 / 2
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Ellie Jean (Caution)                                 56th minute

U-18 WNT to Hold Training Camp in Mexico City

CHICAGO (July 14, 2014) – U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team head coach April Heinrichs named a 20-player roster that will travel to Mexico City for an international training camp from July 22-28.

The camp will be the third U-18 WNT event of 2014 after the team first attended the Women’s U-19 La Manga tournament in Spain this past March and also gathered for a domestic training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, in early May.

The roster is made of players born in 1996 and 1997, many of whom will help form the core of the U-20 Women’s National Team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa.

After the camp in Mexico City, the U-18 WNT will next gather in September for a domestic training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Casey Murphy (PDA Slammers; Bridgewater N.J.)
DEFENDERS (5): Schuyler DeBree (Fair Haven, N.J.; PDA Slammers), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Gabbie Matulich (MVLA Lightning; Los Gatos, Calif.), Niki Romero (North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Michaela Abam (Texas Rush; Sugar Land, Texas), Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Lynchburg, Va.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier FC; Post Falls, Idaho), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC; Strongsville, Ohio), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Hana Kener (Upper Saddle River, N.J.; Match Fit Academy), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)

U-18 WNT Head to OTC Training Camp May 11-18

CHICAGO (April 28, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, running from May 11-18. U.S. Women’s National Teams Technical Director April Heinrichs has called up 24 players for the camp, the second of the year for this age group, which will run concurrently with a U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team camp.

This age group, born mostly in 1996 and 1997 (with one player, forward Madison Haley who was born in 1998) will form the core of the team that will attempt qualify for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa. The age cut-off year for that tournament is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.

The roster includes two college players, Mikaela Harvery of Texas A&M and Rebecca Rasmussen of Georgia, and also features eight starters from the last cycle of U.S. Under-17s in defenders Ellie Jean, Natalie Jacobs and Tegan McGrady, midfielders Dorian Bailey, Marley Canales and Taylor Racioppi and forwards Zoe Redei and Haley.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Darien Dunham (CFC United; Cheshire, Conn.), Casey Murphy (PDA Slammers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (6): Madeline Elliston (OMA Elite Girl’s Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA; Los Gatos, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Dominique Romero (North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nev.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Jaye Boissiere (MVLA; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Lynchburg, Va.), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC; Strongsville, Ohio), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Jessica Vigna (PDA Slammers; Farmingdale, N.J.)
FORWARDS (7): Kayla Cappuzzo (Albertson Fury; Merrick, N.Y.), Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Annie Kingman (PSC Union FC; Woodside, Calif.), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)

U18 WNT vs France Highlights Reaction March 12 2014

The U.S. Under-18 WNT fell 1-0 to a talented France U-19 side in its final match of the 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain.

U.S. U-18 WNT Finish 10 Nations Tournament with 1-0 Loss to France U-19s in La Manga, Spain

CHICAGO (March 12, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team fell to the France U-19 Women’s National Team 1-0 in its third and final match of the 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. Playing against older teams, the USA tied Sweden 3-3 and lost 1-0 to both Norway and France.

France, the reigning European U-19 champion and 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup champion, scored its lone goal off a 35th minute penalty kick from Aminata Diallo.

The U-18 WNT will next convene in mid-May for domestic training camp.

- U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match : U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team vs. France Under-19 Women’s National Team
Date
: March 12, 2014
Competition
: 10 Nations Tournament
Venue
: La Manga Football Centre; La Manga, Spain; Field B
Weather:
61 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         0 0 0
FRA                          1 0 1

FRA - Aminata Diallo 35th minute

Lineups:
USA:
1-Rose Chandler; 2-Gabrielle Matulich, 16-Jessica Vigna, 4-Kaleigh Riehl, 17-Ellie Jean (5-Maddie Elliston, 46); 6-Annie Kingman (15-Imani Dorsey, 62), 25-Carlyn Baldwin (9-Jaye Boissiere, 71), 7-Katie Cousins (10-Emily Ogle, 62), 8-Jordan DiBiasi (12-Kayla Cappuzzo, 78); 11-Rebecca Rasmussen, 3-Darian Jenkins (19-Amber Munerlyn, 46)
Substitutes not used: Anna Bialcza, Casey Murphy, Megan Keeth
Head Coach: April Heinrichs

FRA: 1-Romane Bruneau; 2-Marion Romanelli, 5-Aissatou Tounkara, 12-Julie Marichaud, 3-Noemie Carage (4-Charlotte Saint Sans Levacher, 65); 7-Kadidiatou Diani, 10-Sandie Toletti, 8-Aminata Diallo, 11-Lea Declercq; 9-Ouleymata Sarr (18-Laura Dousesin, 69), 17-Audrey Chaumette (13-Margaux Bueno, 46)
Substitutes not used: Candice Gherbi, Alexandra Atamaniuk, Charlotte Marie Leger, Claire Jacob

Head Coach: Gilles Eyquem

Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 4 / 10
Shots on Goal: 2 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 10
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct:
None

Officials:
Referee: Emilie Rodahl Dokset (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Elisabeth Thoresen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pramila Olsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: T K Sandvoid

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