U.S. U-20 WNT heads to camp as World Cup Qualifying prep continues
CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp from July 22-29 as head coach Michelle French has called up 24 players that will come to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
This age group is focusing on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Papua New Guinea. The tournament has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, and the birth years for players in this camp range from 1996 to 1999. The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is scheduled for the end of 2015.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Samantha Leshnak (UNC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (8): Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Ally Haran (Wake Forest; Linden, Mich.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Jessie Scarpa (UNC; Lakeland, Fla.), Jessica Udovich (Washington; Puyallup, Wash.), Alexis Warner (Michigan State; Ypsilanti, Mich.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jordan Dibiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio), Parker Roberts (KC Metro Dynamos; Leawood, Ks.)
FORWARDS (6): Colby Ciarrocca (Rutgers; Mattawan, Mich.), Sunny Dunphy (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.)