U.S. U-17 WNT heads to Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. for final qualifying preparations
The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp from April 1-10 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., as head coach Albertin Montoya has called up 24 players to what is the final event before the team enters CONCACAF Qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The qualifying tournament will be held in Guatemala from May 2-12 and will send three countries to the third FIFA World Cup for U-17 women to be held in Azerbaijan from Sept. 22-Oct. 13. Montoya will choose a roster of 20 players to travel to Guatemala, where the USA will face Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the Bahamas in group play.
The young Americans have already earned some quality results this year, defeating the U-17 team from Germany twice and downing U-19 squads from France and the Netherlands during an event in La Manga, Spain, early this month, where the U.S. U-17s also drew the England U-19s 1-1.
The U-17s will play three matches during the camp, two against college teams and one against the China Under-20 Women’s National Team, which will take place at the OTC on April 9 at 4 p.m. PT.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South; Kennesaw, Ga.), Cassie Miller (Sereno FC; Cave Creek, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (7): Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Slammers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), Miranda Freeman (Lady Renegades SC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Lauren Kaskie (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Gabbi Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush; Greenwood, Colo.), Morgan Reid (Chelsea Ladies; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies; Raleigh, N.C), Caroline Chagares (PDA Slammers; Wyckoff, N.J.), Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA Lightning; Los Gatos, Calif.), Kayla Mills (Slammers FC; West Covina, Calif.), Sarah Robinson (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos, Calif.), Arielle Ship (Real So Cal; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (5): Emily Bruder (Utah Avalanche; Sandy, Utah), Darian Jenkins (Sparta SC; Riverton, Utah), Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Margaret Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.)