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Global Feb 17, 2016

U.S. U-15 GNT kicks off 2016 with training camp in Carson, Calif.

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CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will kick off its 2016 programming with a camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California that will run from Feb. 27 through March 5.

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

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U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (4): Julia Dohle (NYSC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Halle Mackiewicz (Colorado Storm; Broomfield, Colo.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United ECNL; Midlothian, Va.), Ruth Jones (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.)

DEFENDERS (4): Sierra Dunphy (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), D’awncey Jones-Black (Honolulu Bulls FC; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Harper White (Tennessee Soccer Club; Franklin Tenn.)

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MIDFIELDERS (10): Ainsley Ahmadian (Galaxy SC; Naperville, Ill.), Hannah Bebar (Galaxy SC; Naperville, Ill.), Julia Burnell (Penn Fusion; Glen Mills, Pa.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Gabrielle Robinson (BRYC; Springfield, Va.), Leah Scarpelli (PDA; Brick, N.J.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Mackenzee Vance (Jacksonville FC; Bluffton, S.C.)

FORWARDS (8): Vanessa Buso (Legends FC; Corona, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls FC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Savianna Gomez (Beach Academy; Torrance, Calif.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Alexandra Russel (Albion Hurricanes; Katy, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Chicago Magic; Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.)

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