Church Selects 16-Player Roster for U.S. Women’s Beach Soccer National Team Training Camp in Fort Lauderdale to Open 2024 Campaign

Three Players Earn First Call-Ups as USBWNT Opens 2024 With Domestic Training Camp Ahead of El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup in March

CHICAGO (Feb. 23, 2024) – U.S. Women’s Beach Soccer National Team head coach Morgan Church has selected a 16-player roster for the team’s opening training camp of 2024 to take place Feb. 27-March 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. As part of U.S. Soccer’s strategic pillar to develop winning teams, the camp will be used as preparation for matches against Bahamas, El Salvador and England in the BSWW El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup to be held March 28-30 in Costa del Sol, El Salvador.

“As we work to deepen the player pool this year, this camp brings together a good mix of veteran players along with some new faces that we have seen on the sand recently,” said Church. “The new players definitely earned their spots in National Team camp, and I’m excited to see the dynamic they bring with the veteran players, the different relationships that develop and how we can make those things grow. We’ve gained good knowledge from previous matches against the three teams next month, so this camp also gives us a good opportunity to work on different ideas and prepare for what we will see over the three matches in El Salvador.”

Kicking off its fifth year of operation in 2024, the USBWNT comes off its most successful campaign since the program launched in 2019, securing a 6-3 mark to set a team record for most wins in a calendar year. Eight players on this roster also helped the side to a perfect 3-0 record at the Acapulco Cup last April in Mexico to claim the team’s second tournament title.

Featured on the roster are U.S. Soccer’s 2023 Female Beach Soccer Player of the Year Hannah Adler (Santa Barbara, Calif.), who claimed the award by tying for the team scoring lead with nine goals in as many matches during her first year playing with the Beach WNT. She’s joined on the squad by the other two finalists for last year’s award -- joint-leading scorer Kilee Quigley (Salt Lake City, Utah), who had nine goals in eight games, as well as captain Ali Hall (Chicago, Ill.), who won the prize in 2021 and 2022. 

Joining that trio is USBWNT forward Lauren Leslie (San Clemente, Calif.), whose 16 goals in 21 appearances is the most in team history. Defensively, Jeané Sunseri-Warp (San Jose, Calif.) is the only player to appear in all 24 USBWNT matches since the program launched in 2019, and has been involved in each camp since. Forward Samantha Martinez (née Witteman; Redondo Beach, Calif.), who had a team leading seven goals during the Beach WNT’s debut year, returns to camp for the first time since 2021 after giving birth.

Three of the five uncapped players earn their first call-ups: midfielders Braeden Small (Seattle, Wash.) and Tori Phillips (San Clemente, Calif.), and forward Bianca Coad (San Francisco, Calif.). Goalkeeper Vanessa Amaral (Union City, Calif.) appeared in camp last July, while midfielder Monique Hanayik (Virginia Beach, Va.) was part of a training camp in 2022.  


GOALKEEPERS (2): Vanessa Amaral (Union City, Calif.; 0/0), Gabriella Batmani* (San Jose, Calif.; 9/0)

DEFENDERS (4): Makenzie Chronopoulos* (Pasadena, Calif.; 12/0), Kelly Garzon* (Fresno, Calif.; 9/3), Jeané Suseri-Warp* (San Jose, Calif.; 24/4), Vanessa Valentine (San Diego, Calif.; 9/1)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Nikki Haimes (Miami, Fla.; 3/0), Ali Hall* (Chicago, Ill.; 18/10), Monique Hanayik (Virginia Beach, Va.; 0/0), Lauren Leslie* (San Clemente, Calif.; 21/16), Tori Phillips (San Clemente, Calif.; 0/0), Braeden Small (Seattle, Wash.; 0/0)

FORWARDS (4): Hannah Adler* (Santa Barbara, Calif.; 9/9), Bianca Coad (San Francisco, Calif.; 0/0),  Kilee Quigley* (Salt Lake City, Utah; 19/15), Samantha Martinez (Redondo Beach, Calif.; 9/8)

*Part of 2023 Acapulco Cup Squad


The U.S. Women’s Beach Soccer National Team had its most successful year in 2023, going 6-3 to earn its highest win total in a calendar year. The team also claimed its second tournament title by going a perfect 3-0 at the Acapulco Beach Soccer Cup in Mexico last April, and recorded its most successful attacking year since the program began in 2019, bagging 41 goals over nine matches.

Here is a look at the team’s results from 2024:

2023 Results – U.S. Women’s Beach Soccer National Team
Date Opponent/Result Goal Scorers Competition
April 6 6-0 W vs. Bahamas Quigley (2), Adler, Garzon, Hall WBG Qualifying
April 7 7-2 W vs. Trinidad and Tobago Adler (2), Quigley (2), Hall, Leslie, Valentine WBG Qualifying
April 8 4-5 L vs. El Salvador Adler, Hunter, Lowder, Sunseri-Warp WBG Qualifying
April 14 7-2 W vs. England Adler (2), Hall (2), Garzon, Hunter, Quigley Acapulco Cup
April 15 5-2 W vs. Mexico Adler, Garzon, Quigley, Hunter, OG Acapulco Cup
April 16 5-4 W vs. Bahamas (aet) Quigley (2), Adler, Hall, Sunseri-Warp Acapulco Cup
Oct. 13 1-6 L vs. Portugal Quigley Mundialito
Oct. 14 2-5 L vs. Spain Leslie (2) Mundialito
Oct. 15 4-2 W vs. England Leslie (2), Adler, OG Mundialito


  • The roster has an average of nine caps and four goals.
  • The only player to appear in all 24 USBWNT matches, Jeane Sunseri-Warp is the leading cap-winner, followed by Lauren Leslie (21), Kilee Quigley (19), Ali Hall (18), and Makenzie Chronopoulos (12).
  • Seven players were part the side that won the Acapulco Cup last April and also took part in all five of the team’s camps in 2024: Hannah Adler, Gabriella Batmani, Makenzie Chronopoulos, Kelly Garzon, Ali Hall, Kilee Quigley and Jeane Sunseri-Warp.
  • Three players earn first Beach WNT call-ups: Bianca Coad, Tori Phillips, and Braeden Small. 
  • In what was her first year playing international beach soccer, forward Hannah Adler was voted 2023 U.S. Soccer Female Beach Soccer Player of the Year. The Santa Barbara, Calif. product finished tied with 2023 Player of the Year finalist Kilee Quigley for the team’s scoring lead with nine goals.
  • Captain Ali Hall was the other 2023 Player of the Year finalist after winning the award in 2021 and 2022.
  • Forward Samantha Martinez (née Witteman) returns to the Beach WNT for the first time since 2021 after giving birth.
  • Forward Lauren Leslie capped 2023 by scoring four goals to claim the Golden Boot at the Women’s Mundialito tournament in Ayamonte, Spain.
  • With 16 goals in 21 appearances, Leslie is the Beach WNT’s all-time leading scorer, followed by Quigley (15 goals / 19 caps), Hall (10 goals / 18 caps),  Adler (9 goals / 9 caps) and Martinez (8 goals / 9 caps).
  • Eleven of the 16 players are from California, while Florida, Illinois, Utah, Virginia, and Washington each have one representative.

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