CHICAGO (May 5, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from May 8-14 as the squad continues preparations for the 2017 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place in Jordan from Sept. 30-Oct. 21. The final draw for that tournament is scheduled for May 30.
U.S. head coach B.J. Snow has call up 24 players, 17 of whom were on the squad that in mid-March won the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship played in Grenada while earning a berth to the World Cup.
The players on the roster come from three birth years, with 12 being born in 1999, which is the age-cut for participation in this fall’s World Cup. Nine players were born in 2000 and three were born in 2001, all of whom were on the qualifying squad: defenders Kennedy Wesley and Kate Wiesner and forward Jordan Canniff.
The U-17s are undefeated in eight international games this year after defeating Mexico, 2-1, in the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship Final on goals from Ashley Sanchez (who will be playing with the U.S. U-20 WNT in the coming months) and Civana Kuhlmann. The USA earned its berth to the U-17 Women’s World Cup by winning it’s CONCACAF qualifying semifinal 5-0 against Canada.
U.S. U-17 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Hillary Beall (So Cal Blues; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Laurel Ivory (West Florida Flames; Surfside Fla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC; Wichita, Kans.), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Tara McKeown (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Izzy Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.) Emily Smith (De Anza Force; Los Gatos, Calif.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Ryanne Brown (Indiana Fire; Indianapolis, Ind.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Rachel Jones (Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.)