The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will travel to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, from Sept. 19-25 for a training camp that will serve as excellent preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship, which will send three teams to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papau New Guinea.
The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is scheduled for December 3-13 in San Pedro Sula and this trip will give the young Americans a feel for the environment, playing conditions and facilities prior to that event.
On this rare trip to Honduras for a female U.S. Youth National Team, head coach Michelle French has named 24 players. The camp will also include a match against the Honduras U-20 Women’s National Team on Sept. 23.
As the women’s college season is well underway, the roster heading to Honduras is made up entirely of pre-college youth club players from four different birth years ranging from 1997-2000. The age cut-off for this group is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position: Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Amanda Dennis (Slammers FC; Murrieta, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel; Calif.), Mia Gyau (McLean Soccer Club; Silver Spring, Md.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire FC; Newcastle, Wash.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (9): Marissa Bosco (Eclipse Soccer Club; St. Charles, Ill.), Kirsten Davis (SLSG – Missouri; Chesterfield, Mo.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Meghan McCool (Penn Fusion; Glenside, Penn.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Ella Stevens (GSA; Grayson, Ga.)