U.S. U-18 WNT heads to San Diego for training camp
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together from Oct. 18-25 for its fourth event of the year when 26 players travel to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
The U-18s, which are coached by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, are coming off a trip to Mexico City in August where they drew and lost to the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team. During this event, the U-18s will play the San Diego Sea Lions of the W-League on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Cathedral High School.
All the players in this camp were born in 1998 and all are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but the goal for this age group is ultimately the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (4): Amanda Dennis (Slammers FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Shelby Hogan (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Franklin, Mass.), Gabrielle Kouzelos (Internationals; Wadsworth, Ohio), Amanda McGlynn (Jacksonville United; Jacksonville, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (8): Jlon Flippens (FC Delco; Philadelphia, Pa.), Kelsey Kiley (BRYC; Centreville, Va.), Adriana Kuryla (PDA; Morganville, N.J.), Julie Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Kaiya McCullough (San Diego Surf; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Tatumn Milazzo (Eclipse Select SC; Orland Park, Ill.), Mia Palmer (Crossfire United; Portland, Ore.), Kirsten Siragusa (Dallas Sting; Rowlett, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Olivia Athens (PSV Union; Atherton, Calif.), Alea Hyatt (Eagles Soccer Club; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Taylor Kornieck (Las Vegas Premier; Henderson, Nev.), Daria Petredes (Beach FC; Yorba Linda, Calif.), Haley Schueppert (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Rylee Seekins (FC Portland; Vancouver, Wash.)
FORWARDS (7): Kirsten Davis (SLSG – Missouri; Chesterfield, Mo.), Sunny Dunphy (Slammers FC; Carlsbad, Calif.), Erin Gilroy (East Meadow Soccer Club; North Bellmore, N.Y.), Abigail Kim (Pacific NW Soccer Club; Vashon, Wash.), Madison Schultz (Crossfire United; Edmonds, Wash.), Rheagen Smith (Dallas Texans; Carrollton, Texas), Taylor Ziemer (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.)