CHICAGO (April 19, 2018) – U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team forward Isabella D’Aquila has been ruled out of the upcoming Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua as she works to return to full fitness from an ankle injury.
Forward Samantha Kroeger will replace D’Aquila on the World Cup qualifying roster. Kroeger, who has three U-17 caps and one goal, will head to Nicaragua instead of travelling to the 2018 Women’s Torneo Delle Nazioni in Italy and Slovenia as a part of the U-16 Girls’ National Team roster. Forward Zoe Burns will replace Kroeger in Europe.
U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team World Cup Qualifying Roster by Position (Club; Hometown)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Angelina Anderson (Mustang FC; Danville, Calif.), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars, Swampscott, Mass.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Diana Ordoñez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.)