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Youth WNT Apr 23, 2024

U.S. U-19 Women’s Youth National Team begins April 2024 training camp

CHICAGO – U.S. U-19 Women’s Youth National Team head coach Carrie Kveton has selected a 24-player roster for the team’s first training camp of the year, set for April 21-26 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2005, are age-eligible for this U-19 WYNT cycle. For this camp, Kveton selected 11 players born in 2005 and 13 born in 2006. All players in the U-19 WYNT player pool are age-eligible for the upcoming 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, set for September in Colombia.

The roster features 10 college players and 14 youth club players. Twelve players return from the USA’s bronze medal campaign at the 2023 Pan American Games in Chile, where the U-19 WYNT put on a strong showing against senior national teams from around North and South America. Seven players represented the USA at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.


Goalkeepers (3): Sonoma Kasica (Florida Premier FC; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Victoria Safradin (Virginia; Eastlake, Ohio), Kealey Titmuss (Penn State; Grand Blanc, Mich.)

Defenders (8): Aven Alvarez (North Carolina Courage; New Hill, N.C.), Hailey Baumann (Wisconsin; South Lyon, Mich.), Elizabeth Boamah (San Diego Surf SC; San Diego, Calif.), Nicki Fraser (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Reese Klein (Florida United SC; Cooper City, Fla.), Cameron Roller (Duke; Sherman, Texas), Sammy Smith (Boise Timbers Thorns FC; Boise, Idaho), Kiera Staude (Georgia; Atlanta, Ga.)

Midfielders (7): Mia Bhuta (Stanford; Pittsburgh, Pa.), Kendall Bodak (Clemson; Monson, Mass.), Izzy Engle (Minnesota Thunder; Edina, Minn.), Joelle Jung (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Charlotte Kohler (MVLA SC; Woodside, Calif.), Grace Restovich (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Linda Ullmark (Western New York Flash; Buffalo, N.Y.)

Forwards (6): Katie Shea Collins (Tennessee SC; Gallatin, Tenn.), Erica Grilione (Stanford; Roseville, Calif.), Ava McDonald (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas), Miri O’Donnell (FC Bay Area Surf; San Ramon, Calif.), Mia Oliaro (Duke; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Amalia Villarreal (Michigan Jaguars FC; Lansing, Mich.)


  • The 12 players who represented the USA at the Pan American Games last fall are Aven Alvarez, Elizabeth Boamah, Kendall Bodak, Kathleen Collins, Nicki Fraser, Sonoma Kasica, Charlotte Kohler, Ava McDonald, Grace Restovich, Samantha Smith, Kealey Titmuss and Amalia Villarreal. It was the first time that U.S. Soccer has sent a women’s team to the Pan American Games since 2007.
  • Villarreal led the U.S. in scoring with four goals, including the first goal in the bronze medal match vs. Argentina and a brace in the group opener vs. Bolivia. McDonald also added a hat trick vs. Bolivia.
  • Mia Bhuta, Fraser, Kohler, Cameron Roller, Victoria Safradin and Villarreal all represented the USA at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Kohler’s three goals led the team in scoring in India.
  • Thirteen youth clubs and seven colleges are represented on the roster. Three players come from Stanford, while two play collegiately at Duke.
  • The 23 players hail from 14 states, led by five from California, three from Michigan and two each from Florida, North Carolina and Texas.