The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team continues its preparation for next year’s qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a training camp at The Home Depot Center running from July 23-31.
The camp, under the direction of April Heinirchs, features 25 players all born in 1992 or 1993. The camp features more than a few new faces looking to work themselves into the picture as well as several veterans of the USA’s 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup Team in defenders Crystal Dunn (UNC) and Mollie Pathman (Duke), midfielder Samantha Mewis (UCLA) and forward Maya Hayes (Penn State).
U.S. U-20 WNT Training Camp Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Shelby Church (USC; Orinda, Calif.), Erin Dees (Portland; Downers Grove, Ill.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (9): Olivia Brannon (Virginia; Troy, Mich.), Kori Chapic (Cleveland Cobras; Russell, Ohio), Abby Dahlkemper (MVLA Avalanche; Menlo Park, Calif.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Center, N.Y.), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Wilmore, Ky.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Emi Lawson (UC Berkeley; Berkeley, Calif.), Lauren Lindstrom (Fresno State; Newbury Park, Calif.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Lindsay Elston (Washington; Sammamish, Wash.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC; Hanson, Mass.), Taylor Ramirez (Orange Soccer Club; Anaheim, Calif.), Taylor Schneider (Dallas Texans; Southlake, Texas), Quynh-Nhu Truong (Solar Red; Fort Worth, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Haley Boysen (USC; Moorpark, Calif.), Micaela Capelle (Portland; Gresham, Ore.), Micaela Castain (Washington State; Castro Valley, Calif.), Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet Velocity; Chugiak, Alaska), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Sydney Payne (Stanford; Stanford, Calif.)