CHICAGO (May 11, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will head to Lakewood Ranch, Fla. as head coach Mark Carr will run a large 40-player camp from May 14-21.
The USA is coming off a victorious run at the 2nd Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni in Italy and Slovenia where it beat Italy 6-0 in the championship game. Sixteen players from the roster that captured that tournament title are included on the roster which features 37 players born in 2001, the age cut-off year for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup. The other three players were born in 2002. Of the 13 goals scored at the Torneo Delle Nazioni, players on this roster accounted for 10 of them. Forward Lia Godfrey, who scored the other three, is injured and was not available for this camp.
The roster includes three players taking part in their second U-17 WNT cycle: forward Jordan Canniff and defenders Kennedy Wesley and Kate Wiesner. Wesley and Wiesner shared the captaining duties in Italy. All three were on the U.S. team that played at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
The large number of players coming to camp is reflective of this point at the beginning of the cycle as Carr continues to identify players that can help the team qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be staged in Uruguay.
The USA will scrimmage against the Tampa Bay United Hellenic of the WPSL on May 20.
U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (6): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Rachael Black (SC Del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Marzia Josephson (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.), Cayla White (McLean; Arlington, Va.)
DEFENDERS (10): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass.; Swampscott, Mass.), Kamryn Farro (Livermore Fusion; Livermore, Calif.), D'awncey Jones-Black (Honolulu Bulls SC; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Julianna Leskaukas (PDA; Brielle, N.J.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Astrid Wheeler (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Harper White (TSC; Franklin, Tenn.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (14): Ainsley Ahmadian (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Ellie Glenn (Tophat SC; Avondale Estates, Ga.), Sophie Jones (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Maggie Pierce (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Leah Scarpelli (PDA; Brick, N.J.), Jadyn Shinn (De Anza Force, Manteca, Calif.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), MacKenzee Vance (Jacksonville Armada; Bluffton, S.C.)
FORWARDS (10): Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Laney Carroll (Redlands, Calif.; Legends FC), Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Savianna Gomez (Torrance, Calif.; Beach FC), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass.; Douglas, Mass.), Brecken Mozingo (Celtic Storm; Sandy, Utah), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas), Gabrielle Robinson (BRYC Elite Academy; Springfield, Va.;), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Hannah White (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.)