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Global May 16, 2016

U.S. U-15 Girls National Team heads to Portland for training camp

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CHICAGO (May 16, 2016) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will hold its third camp of 2016 when it comes together in Portland, Oregon, from May 28-June 4.

The camp will be run by U.S. U-15 GNT head coach Mark Carr, who has called up 26 players, almost all born in 2001 with one born in 2002. This age group will be the U-15 GNT this year before transitioning to U-17s in 2017, and will form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup that FIFA recently awarded to Uruguay.

Of the 26 players on the roster, 22 hail from seven states: California (5), Georgia (4), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (3), Texas (3), Hawaii (2) and Michigan (2).

The training camp will be held concurrently with a U.S. Under-16 Girls’ National Team training camp and the two squads will scrimmage against each other several times during the week.

U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ruthie Jones (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Marzia Josephson (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Maciah Lipsey (Michigan Hawks; Southfield, Mich.)

DEFENDERS (6): Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), D’awncey Jones-Black (Honolulu Bulls SC; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Leah Scarpelli (PDA Storm; Brick, N.J.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Harper White (Tennessee SC; Franklin, Tenn.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Eleanor Glenn (Tophat SC; Avondale Estates, Ga.), Sophia Jones (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julianne Leskauskas (PDA Storm; Farmingdale, N.J.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Gabrielle Robinson (BRYSC; Springfield, Va.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)

FORWARDS (9): Laney Carroll (Legends FC; Redlands, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Savianna Gomez (Beach Academy; Torrance, Calif.), Emma Hiscock (Michigan Hawks; Fenton, Mich.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Madisyn Pilla (PDA Storm; Martinsville, N.J.), Alexandra Russell (Albion Hurricanes; Katy, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

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