The United States Under-16 and Under-15 Girls’ National Teams will hold a combined training camp from May 30-June 6 as 48 players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 gather in Portland, Oregon.
The U-16s, under the direction of Women’s Development Coach Mark Carr, have called in 24 players almost all of whom were born in 2000, with two born in 2001. The U-15s, under the direction of Women’s Development Coach Tricia Taliaferro, features 24 players born in 2001 and four in 2002.
The players born in 2000 are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age-cut off of birthdays on or after Jan, 1, 1999. The players born in 2001 and 2002 are age-eligible for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will feature an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001.
Naomi, who will be an eighth grader at MICDS this Fall, is a 2001. With her call up, I’ve added a Page dedicated to following her career which is part of the REPRESENTING section found in the top navigation bar on the website.
She has been playing up an age group with her ECNL U14 team. Photos of a recent match against Eclipse Select can be seen below.
U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Julia Dohle (NY Soccer Club; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.)
DEFENDERS (8): Jennifer Bartlett (Albertson SC; Albany, N.Y.), Brooke Berdan (Colorado Rush; Superior, Colo.), Julia Hannon (HBC Impact; Massapequa, N.Y.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda Tempo; Germantown, Md.), Leah Scarpelli (Match Fit Academy; Brick, N.J.), Natalia Staude (Tophat; Marietta, Ga.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Julia Burnell (Penn Fusion; Glen Mills, Pa.), Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Samantha Kroeger (Matchfit; West Milford, N.J.), Julianne Leskauskas (PDA Storm; Wyckoff, N.J.), Jullian Martinez (Lonestar SC; San Antonio, Texas), Jane Olcott (Bethesda Tempo; Potomac, Md.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (5): Naomi Ferguson (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; Florissant, Mo.), Lia Godfrey (Clay County Soccer Club; Fleming Island, Fla.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Gabrielle Robinson (BRYSC; Springfield, Va.), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Chicago Magic; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
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