Eighty Players Gather Outside of San Diego for Second Girls’ U-14 National Identification Camp of 2024

eight white and orange soccer balls on a field
eight white and orange soccer balls on a field

CHICAGO (May 31, 2024) – With the ongoing objective to expand and improve the Women’s Youth National Team player pool, U.S. Soccer will hold its second national identification camp of 2024 as part of the Under-14 Talent ID program. Eighty players, 20 each from U.S. Soccer’s four scouting regions- East, Central, South and West- will gather from June 2-7 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. Soccer Talent ID Director - WYNT Nicole Lukic will oversee the event alongside U.S. Soccer’s Talent ID Managers- Diane Drake (East), Lindsay Basalyga (Central), Katie Cole (South) and Marieke Laurens (West)- who will coach each of the four regional teams. Seventy-six of the 80 players were born in 2010, with four born in 2011.



GOALKEEPERS (2): Kaylin Hoffman (Beadling SC), Olivia Newcome (Charlotte Soccer Academy)

DEFENDERS (7): Kate Fulton (TopHat Soccer Club), Natalia Hanson (Penn Fusion Soccer Academy), Samara House (Bethesda SC), Lillian Maloney (Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals), Ella Mullin (Albany Alleycats), Sophia Polizzi (World Class FC), Anna Grace Richardson (TopHat Soccer Club)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Logan Lombard (Richmond United SC), Alexis Newman (Richmond United SC), Loradana Paletta (New York City FC), Valentina Perrotta (Bethesda SC), Sofia White (Bethesda SC)

FORWARDS (6): Pauline Maletz (Virginia Union FC), Morgan Mitchell (Gwinnett Soccer Academy), Dylan Ohm (Penn Fusion Soccer Academy), Marley Skalski (Western New York Flash), Tyana Thomas (Gwinnett Soccer Academy), Ryder White (Virginia Development Academy)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Molly Gaffney (Real Colorado), Arianna Taylor (Cincinnati United Soccer Club)

DEFENDERS (6): Lillian Chaddock (Central Illinois United), Tatum Hauser (Indy Eleven), Quinn Luecke (Internationals SC), Skylar Mueller (Indy Premier Soccer Club), Alexa Patel (Galaxy SC), Carolyn Voss (Minnesota Thunder)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Angelica Alzugaray (Cincinnati United Soccer Club), Reese Brickwood (Internationals SC), Madison Kline (St. Louis Scott Gallagher), Ainsley McGuire (St. Louis Scott Gallagher), Olive Norman (Colorado Rush), Kathryn Rohr (Galaxy SC)

FORWARDS (6): Eileena Chinyadza (Michigan Hawks), Noelle Granger (St. Louis Development Academy), Cali Hejduk (Columbus United SC), Elan Orrico (Northwest Indiana Lions United), Brunella Pilati (Racing Louisville Academy), Draya Sanders (Internationals SC)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Camille Barrett (Solar Soccer Club), Farah Burkholder (Challenge SC)

DEFENDERS (6): Ella Dietz (Arkansas Rising), Wynn Ellis (D'Feeters Kicks), Kylie Guerrero (Solar Soccer Club), Harper Remington (Forms Academy), Tilly Shaeffer (San Antonio City Soccer Club), Addison Staats (Dallas Texans)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Gentry Fieker (Tulsa SC), Samaya Khaleel (Montverde International FC), Isabella Ortiz (Florida United), Ellie Snyder (Oklahoma Energy FC), Carson Thompson (Sting Austin), Brynlie Ward (FC Dallas)

FORWARDS (6): Caroline Barrow (Albion Hurricanes FC), Kylie Ekra (Florida Premier FC), Stella Spitzer (Solar Soccer Club), Rhea Steil (HTX), Sydney Williams (Alabama FC), Lilian Wittwer (Tennessee SC)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Vivian Baker (De Anza Force SC), Farrah Carrillo (Beach FC)

DEFENDERS (6): Ally Damron (San Diego Surf), Mercy Karson (Mustang SC), Cassandra Lee-Travers (Bay Area Surf), Reece Li (San Diego Surf), Emma Sullivan (San Juan SC), Tori Williams (Mountain View Los Altos)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Ella Ahn (San Diego Surf), Ella Bott (Slammers FC HB Koge), Sana Morota (De Anza Force), Zoey Nelson (Seattle United), Brielle Tautua (Legends FC), Kiyomi Yoshimura (Mountain View Los Altos)

FORWARDS (6): Kayleigh Cabigon (San Diego Surf), Koi Edwards (Legends FC), Lauren Lim (So Cal Blues), Riley Rountree (Eastside FC), Sadie Siedel (Mustang SC), Denayra Villegas (Bay Area Surf)

The U-14 TID Program is designed to discover and introduce a larger base of top talents at the U-14 age group into the scouting funnel of the older U-15 to U-20 WYNTs. The mini-camp format helps to evaluate and inspire high-potential players while accelerating their development in an engaging and challenging environment.

In addition to expanding the YNT player pool at its early stages, this scouting and identification structure allows top players at the U-14 age level time to absorb core principles of the YNT philosophy and accelerate their development. The program also offers the opportunity to bolster U.S. Soccer’s national network of scouts. U.S. Soccer scouts serve as assistant coaches for the regional teams, furthering their education and development while also building the Federation’s connection with clubs across the country.

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