U-18 WNT Heads to San Diego for April Training Camp
The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp from April 15-22 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
U.S. Soccer Development Coach Jaime Frias will run the camp and has called up 24 players, all born in 2000. This group of players is at the start of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019 and will form the core of the group that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
In its most recent action, the U.S. U-18 WNT played three games in England in late February, defeating England 3-1 and Norway 5-0 before tying England 0-0 in the rematch.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma FC; Edmond, Okla.), Meagan McClelland (PDA; Kearny, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (8): Jillian Arriola (Beach FC; Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley SC; Overland Park, Kan.), Madelyn Desiano (SoCal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Carlee Giammona (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Hiatt (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Tex.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Laura Fuentes (Palo Alto SC; Newark, Calif.), Aleigh Gambone (McLean SC; Clifton, Va.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Akari Shimizu (Kona Crush SA; Kailua Kona, Hawaii), Sydney Simmons (Solar Chelsea SC; Van Alstyne, Texas), Summer Yates (PacNW SC; Pasco, Wash.)
FORWARDS (7): Rebecca Jarrett (World Class FC; Washington Township, N.J.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Marykate McGuire (Boston Breakers Academy; Portsmouth, R.I.), Maliah Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Anna Podojil (Cincinnati United Premier; Cincinnati, Ohio), Hailey Smith (Palo Alto SC; San Jose, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks SC; Brighton, Mich.)