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Youth WNT Jan 10, 2023

Thirty-four players called up for U.S. U18/U19 Women’s Youth National Team camp

CHICAGO – U.S. Soccer will kick off its 2023 Women’s Youth National Team programing with a 34-player combined Under-18/Under-19 training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

U.S. U-20 WYNT head coach Tracey Kevins and U.S. U-17 WYNT head coach Natalia Astrain will run the camp with U.S. U-16 WYNT head coach Patchy Toledo and U.S. U-15 WYNT head coach Katie Schoepfer serving as assistants. LSU assistant coach Tiffany Hansen will serve as the goalkeeper coach.

Kevins and Astrain have called up 34 players with the roster chock full of players who represented the USA at the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups last year.

Goalkeeper Victoria Safradin, defenders Ella Emri, Savannah King, Cameron Roller and Gisele Thompson, midfielders Riley Jackson, Lauren Martinho and Charlotte Kohler plus forwards Melina Rebimbas and Taylor Suarez all played for the USA at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India. Defender Alyssa Gonzalez and forward Mia Oliaro would have made the squad if not for injuries.

Goalkeeper Teagan Wy as well as midfielders Olivia Moultrie and Jaedyn Shaw were all part of the team that played at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. Defender Evelyn Shores and forward Mia Minestrella just missed making the U-20 WWC roster.

Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC) and Shaw (San Diego Wave FC), the 2022 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year, are the only two professional players in camp. Moultrie is the youngest-ever player to score in the NWSL and Shaw, who made her professional debut last season, is the youngest-ever player to score in her first NWSL match.

Of the 34 players called up, 16 are currently playing collegiately, 16 are finishing up their youth club careers and two are pros. Midfielders Sofia Cook and Ally Lemos come into camp off helping UCLA win the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship.

All the players in camp are age-eligible for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the host of which has yet to be determined. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004 are age-eligible for the U-20 WYNT Player Pool. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2005, are age-eligible for the U-19 WYNT Player Pool and players born on or after Jan. 1, 2006, are age-eligible for the U-18 WYNT Player Pool. Twenty-one players in this camp were born in 2004 and 13 were born in 2005.

U.S. U-18/U-19 WOMEN’S YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER (COLLEGE OR CLUB; HOMETOWN) – JANUARY CAMP 

GOALKEEPERS (4): Nona Reason (UNC; Noblesville, Ind.), Batoul Reda (Dayton; Dearborn, Mich.), Victoria Safradin (Internationals SC; Eastlake, Ohio), Teagan Wy (California; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (11): Tessa Dellarose (UNC; Grindstone, Pa.), Ella Emri (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Elise Evans (Stanford; Redwood City, Calif.), Heather Gilchrist (Florida State; Aurora, Colo.), Alyssa Gonzalez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Savannah King (Slammers FC HB Koge; West Hills, Calif.) Leah Klenke (Notre Dame; Houston, Texas), Molly McDougal (Mississippi State; Prosper, Texas), Cameron Roller (Solar SC; Sherman, Texas), Evelyn Shores (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Georgia), Gisele Thompson (Total Futbol Academy; Studio City, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (10): Sofia Cook (UCLA; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Jill Flammia (Virginia; Manakin-Sabot, Va.), Riley Jackson (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Georgia), Charlotte Kohler (MVLA; Woodside, Calif.), Ally Lemos (UCLA; Glendora, Calif.), Lauren Martinho (NC Courage; Cary, N.C.), Delaney Matriano (Notre Dame; Cleveland, Ohio), Yuna McCormack (Virginia; Mill Valley, Calif.), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC; Wilsonville, Ore.), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC; Frisco, Texas)

FORWARDS (9): Maggie Cagle (Virginia; Phoenix, Ariz.), Jordynn Dudley (United Futbol Academy; Milton, Georgia), Lumi Kostmayer (Stanford; Southfield, Mich.), Mia Minestrella (Beach FC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Mia Oliaro (NC Courage; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Katherine Rader (Duke; Stuart, Fla.), Melina Rebimbas (PDA; Warren, N.J.), Ally Sentnor (UNC; Hanson, Mass.), Taylor Suarez (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.)

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