CHICAGO (April 25, 2016) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will come together in Charlottesville, Va. for a training camp running from May 1-7. As the NWSL season has started, the roster consists almost entirely of collegiate players, including nine who have represented the USA at an age group FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Among the 25 players called up by coach Janet Rayfield, two players – goalkeeper Jane Campbell and midfielder Rose Lavelle – have previous experience training with the full U.S. Women’s National Team.
The U-23s are coming off a trip to Croatia in early March where a team that was a mixture of NWSL and college players defeated the Slovenia Women’s National Team 3-0, tied the Poland U-19 WNT 0-0 and defeated the France National “B” Team 2-0. Goal scorers from that trip on the Charlottesville roster are Christina Gibbons from Duke and Andi Sullivan from Stanford.
U-23 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
DEFENDERS (8): Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Emily Byorth (Clemson; Dublin, Ohio), Kirsten Crowley (Florida State; Panama Beach City, Fla.), McKenzie Karas (Washington; Las Vegas, Nev.), Kayla Mills (USC; West Covina, Calif.), Nini Rabsatt-Smith (South Alabama; Montgomery, Ala.), Erin Smith (Rutgers; Medford Lakes, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Meggie Dougherty Howard (Florida; Largo Fla.), Caroline Flynn (Nebraska; Lincoln, Neb.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Glocester, R.I.), Morgan Proffitt (Marquette; Columbus, Ind.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.), Andi Sullivan (Stanford; Lorton, Va.), Sandra Yu (Notre Dame; Strongsville, Ohio)
FORWARDS (5): Ashley Herndon (James Madison; Ashburn, Va.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), Tyler Lussi (Princeton; Lutherville, Md.), Jackie Stengel (N.C. State; Melbourne, Fla.)