CHICAGO (May 11, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team will hold its third event of 2016 as 26 players head to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for a camp running from May 14-21. The camp will be run by U.S. Soccer Development Coach Jitka Klimkova.
All the players in this age group are eligible for the team that will participate in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held later this year in Papua New Guinea, and will be trying to make an impression to get called into U-20 camps prior to the World Cup which is not until November.
Of the 26 players called up, 15 are in college while the remaining 11 are still playing youth club soccer. Most of the players in camp were born in 1997 with four born in 1996, which is the age cutoff year for the next U-20 Women’s World Cup, and three in 1998, making them age-eligible for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.
U.S. U-19 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Amanda Dennis (Penn State; Murrieta, Calif.), Samantha Leshnak (UNC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Lauren Rood (Crossfire; Camas, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (8): Holly Daugirda (Utah Avalanche; Salt Lake City, Utah), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; Menlo Park, Calif.), Stefani Doyle (Dallas Sting; Lewisville, Texas), Shannon Horgan (Clemson; Long Beach, N.Y.), Ann Marie Jaworski (Shattuck St. Mary's; Grinnell, Iowa), Michaela Kovacs (Michigan State; Hudsonville, Mich.), Jacey Pederson (PSV Union; Palo Alto, Calif.), Ally Prisock (USC; Fontana, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Breanna Dewaal (Utah Celtic FC; Sandy, Utah), Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Kayla Hill (TCU; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Mayra Pelayo-Bernal (Florida; West Palm Beach, Fla.), Shannon Simon (Washington; Torrance, Calif.), Briana Solis (Florida; Orlando, Fla.), Ella Stevens (GSA; Grayson, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Elizabeth Braby (BYU; Murray, Utah), Mallory Eubanks (Mississippi State; Lexington, Ky.), Marissa Everett (Oregon; Canyon Lake, Calif.), Cecilia Gee (Lamarinda United; Orinda, Calif.), Cyera Hintzen (Dallas Sting; Richardson, Texas), Leah Pruitt (San Diego State; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)