U.S. Soccer News: U.S. Under-18 WNT in Chula Vista for Third Camp of 2012 Will Face San Diego SeaLions in Scrimmage
The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team arrived at the Arco Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., on October 21 for the third and final training camp of the year for this age group.
U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs called up 24 players for the training camp, all born in 1996, as this age group represents the first event for the next cycle of the U-18s. The previous two U-18 training camps this year consisted mostly of players born in 1994. The cut-off for the next FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after January 1, 1994, so this current group of U-18s is mostly focused on the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The U.S. U-18s will face the 2012 Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Pacific-South Division Champion San Diego SeaLions on Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m. PT. In an effort to help the U-18's prepare for world-class competition, the SeaLions, who boast several top regional college players, will travel to the Olympic Training Center for the scrimmage with the team. Fans are welcome to attend, and are asked to park in visitor parking next to the visitor lounge.
WHAT: U.S. U-18 WNT Soccer Game
WHO: U.S. U-18 Women's National Team vs. San Diego SeaLions
WHEN: Saturday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. Olympic Training Center Soccer Field #2, 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Emily Boyd (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Marnie Merritt (Lake Norman SC; Huntersville, N.C.), Abby Pyne (Soccerplus; Dixmont, Maine)
DEFENDERS (7): Maddie Elliston (OMA Elite Girls’ Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Indigo Gibson (Slammer FC; Las Flores, Calif.), Chloe Hemingway (West Coast FC; Irvine, Calif.), Ginny McGowan (Eclipse Select SC; Lake Forest, Ill.), Zoe Pacalin (MVLA SC; Portola Valley, Calif.), Dominique Romero (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Amber Stearns (McLean MPS; San Antonio, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Jaye Boissiere (MVLA SC; Los Altos, Calif.), Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Forest, Va.), Jordan Di Biasi (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Hailey Harbison (DMCV Sharks; San Diego, Calif.), Mikaela Harvey (Lonestar SC; Liberty Hill, Texas), Maddie Huster (Ohio Elite; Cincinnati, Ohio)
FORWARDS (7): Sophie Babo (Minnesota Thunder; Maple Grove, Minn.), Jorian Baucom (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Megan Buckingham (Michigan Hawks; Novi, Mich.), Imani Dorsey (SAC United Premier; Elkridge, Md.), Reilly Martin (Carmel United SC; Carmel, Ind.), Gabby Matulich (MVLA SC; Los Altos, Calif.), Haley Pounds (Challenge SC; Spring, Texas)
About the San Diego SeaLions: Established in 1988, the San Diego SeaLions is one of the oldest Women's soccer clubs in the United States. The SeaLions were one of six founding members of the WPSL, a league that now has over 70 teams across the nation and is currently the largest women's soccer league in the world. For additional information, visit www.sealionsoccer.com.
Related Articles: U.S. WNT on SoccerNation; SeaLions on SoccerNation