WNT Dec 4, 2011
The U.S. WNT training camp is already two practices old, but the entire roster has yet to arrive. U.S. WNT head coach Pia Sundhage called up 31 players for the camp, but thus far 26 players have been run through last night's session, which included some small-sided games on big goals, and this morning's training, which being the first full day of camp, featured a fitness test (see pic above).
Goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart will arrive tomorrow, with a big smile on her face, after traveling from Kennesaw, Ga., where her Stanford Cardinal won their first NCAA title with a 1-0 victory over Duke. Barnhart, an All-American at Stanford, is a volunteer assistant coach for Stanford.
Meanwhile, Meghan Klingenberg, Ingrid Wells and Christine Nairn are completing finals at their respective universities and will join camp after their schoolwork is done.
Ali Krieger, who is currently in Germany playing with FFC Frankfurt, will join camp about midway through due to her commitments to her club.
Only one player is making her debut in a full Women's National Team training camp and that is former Notre Dame star Melissa Henderson out of Garland, Texas. Congrats to Melissa for the call-up.