Six California girls were named to the 20-player U-16 Girls’ National Team (GNT) as they head to the Netherlands for a training camp and three matches, one of which will be against the Netherlands U-17 Women’s National Team.
The six players named to the roster are goalkeeper Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park), defenders Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente) and Sierra Enge (So Cal Blues; Cardiff), and midfielders Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego), Jenna Highswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach), and Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula).
The U-16 GNT faces the Netherlands U-27s on September 20. They will also square off against CTO Amsterdam on September 23 and CTO Eindhoven on September 26. All matches will be played at the KNVB National Training Center located at their headquarters in Zeist.
U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma Football Club; Edmond, Okla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (5): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC Blue Valley; Wichita, Kan.), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Sierra Enge (So Cal Blues; Cardiff, Calif.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Leah Scarpelli (PDA; Brick, N.J.), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf, Temecula, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars; Concord, Mass.), Summer Yates (PacNW SC; Pasco, Wash.)
FORWARDS (5): Rebecca Jarrett (World Class; Washington Township, N.J.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Ashlynn Serepca (Carolina Rapids; Cornelius, N.C.), Emaly Vatne (Michigan Hawks; Sterling Heights, Mich.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars; Wilmington, Mass.)