CHICAGO (Oct. 5, 2012) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together from Oct. 21-28 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for the third and final training camp of the year for this age group.
U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs has called up 24 players for the training camp, all born in 1996, as this age group represents the first event for the next cycle of the U-18s (the previous two U-18 training camps this year consisted mostly of players born in 1994). The cut-off for the next FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, so this current group of U-18s is mostly focused on the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The U.S. U-18s will face the San Diego SeaLions of the WPSL on Saturday, October 27, at 4 p.m. PT.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Emily Boyd (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Marnie Merritt (Lake Norman SC; Huntersville, N.C.), Abby Pyne (Soccerplus; Dixmont, Maine)
DEFENDERS (7): Maddie Elliston (OMA Elite Girls’ Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Indigo Gibson (Slammer FC; Las Flores, Calif.), Chloe Hemingway (West Coast FC; Irvine, Calif.), Ginny McGowan (Eclipse Select SC; Lake Forest, Ill.), Zoe Pacalin (MVLA SC; Portola Valley, Calif.), Dominique Romero (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Amber Stearns (McLean MPS; San Antonio, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Jaye Boissiere (MVLA SC; Los Altos, Calif.), Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Forest, Va.), Jordan Di Biasi (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Hailey Harbison (DMCV Sharks; San Diego, Calif.), Mikaela Harvey (Lonestar SC; Liberty Hill, Texas), Maddie Huster (Ohio Elite; Cincinnati, Ohio)
FORWARDS (7): Sophie Babo (Minnesota Thunder; Maple Grove, Minn.), Jorian Baucom (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Megan Buckingham (Michigan Hawks; Novi, Mich.), Imani Dorsey (SAC United Premier; Elkridge, Md.), Reilly Martin (Carmel United SC; Carmel, Ind.), Gabby Matulich (MVLA SC; Los Altos, Calif.), Haley Pounds (Challenge SC; Spring, Texas)