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U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team

2016 Istria Cup - Umag, Croatia - March 2-7

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
GK 5-9 Kennesaw, Ga. Concorde Fire South
D 5-6 Menlo Park, Calif.
F 5-8 Chino Hills, Calif. Slammers FC
M 5-4 Honolulu, Hawaii
D 5-5 Delray Beach, Fla.
D 5-4 Raleigh, N.C. CASL
F 5-6 Liberty, Mo.
M 5-4 Titusville, Fla. Space Coast United
M 5-4 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati United
F Lutherville, Md.
M 5-5 West Covina, Calif. Slammers FC
D 5-10 Arlington Heights, Ill. Sockers FC
M 5-3 Birmingham, Ala.
GK 5-11 Vacaville, Calif. San Juan SC
D Galloway, N.J.
M 5-4 Fort Worth, Texas Solar Chelsea
F 5-9 Gainesville, Fla.
M 5-7 Lorton, Va. Bethesda SC
D 5-6 Brecksville, Ohio Cleveland Internationals
M Redondo Beach, Calif.

2016 Istria Cup - Umag, Croatia - March 2-7

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

Club:
Concorde Fire South

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Menlo Park, Calif.

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chino Hills, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

Club:
CASL

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Liberty, Mo.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Titusville, Fla.

Club:
Space Coast United

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

Club:
Cincinnati United

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lutherville, Md.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
West Covina, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Ill.

Club:
Sockers FC

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Vacaville, Calif.

Club:
San Juan SC

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Galloway, N.J.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

Club:
Solar Chelsea

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Gainesville, Fla.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lorton, Va.

Club:
Bethesda SC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Brecksville, Ohio

Club:
Cleveland Internationals

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, Calif.

Mallory Pugh: Head of the Class

The combination of natural born talent, hard work, an excellent support system and the tremendous support given to the U.S. Youth National Team programs has allowed Mallory Pugh to have some unique soccer experiences before the age of 18.

She started in a U-20 Women’s World Cup at 16-years-old, debuted for the full U.S. National Team at 17, scored her first international goal at the senior level in front of more than 23,000 fans and became the youngest U.S. female player ever to play in an Olympic Qualifying match.

Those accomplishments have earned her the acclaim of being one of the top young players in the world.

“I remember coming into January Camp for the WNT following the [World Cup] Qualifying tournament for the U-20s the month before and being nervous,” Pugh said. “But then as the soccer came along and we started playing more and more, that's when things became a lot more comfortable and easy. Now things are great and I'm excited for what's ahead.”

The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native, debuted with the WNT on Jan. 23 in San Diego against the Republic of Ireland. In only 33 minutes of play, Pugh showed she belonged. She scored her first goal 25 minutes into her senior team career, making her the 19th player in team history to score in her first cap and the sixth-youngest player to record a goal in the history of the women's program. Three months later, Pugh has appeared in all 11 games for the USA this year.

But when Pugh isn't on the field, it’s no surprise that she lives life like a regular teenager who is ready (really ready!) to graduate from high school; she is currently fighting a serious case of senioritis. She enjoys going to the mall, hanging out with friends, and hiking, if of course the weather is nice.

Another recent occurrence in her life? Her prom date was late for photos, a big no-no in the unspoken rules of prom etiquette.

Prom pics aside, it’s likely that Pugh will be the subject of many photographs in the coming months as she has quickly become comfortable at the highest levels of the international game and is competing for a spot on the 2016 Olympic Team. She has started seven of the 11 matches she has played so far for head coach Jill Ellis’ squad, scoring twice and adding five assists, which is tied for the most on the team in 2016.

Despite her limited senior team experience, she is fast accumulating fans, who enjoy her dynamic style, her comfort on the ball, surgical distribution of passes and ability to break down teams on the dribble.

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