The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Teams will hold its first training camp of the year as 34 players – all born in 2005 – were named to the roster for the event that will run from March 2-8 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. Zoe Cuneio, a member of the SLSG MO 2005 ECNL squad, will represent St. Louis at the camp this week. I wrote about her play in the Illinois v Missouri ECNL derby game last May which is where the photo above is from. Most recently, Zoe was part of a small contingent of area girls who participated on the Midwest team at the ICC Futures event.
Sean Nahas, an assistant coach for the North Carolina Courage of the NWSL during its last two runs to the league championship, and the Development Academy Director for the NC Courage youth club, will run the camp.
This age group forms the core group of players who will be competing to qualify for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
U-15 USGNT ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Valentina Amaral (Florida Kraze Krush; Oviedo Fla.), Amaris Franco (SoCal Blues; South Pasadena, Calif.), Shay Kercher-Pratt (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.), Adelyn Todd (Real Colorado; Denver, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (9): Zoe Cuneio (St. Louis Scott Gallagher – Missouri; Wildwood, Mo.), Brooke Fabri (Phoenix Rising Youth FC; Phoenix, Arizona), Savannah King (Real So Cal; West Hills, Calif.), Imani Newby (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Cameron Roller (FC Dallas; Sherman, Texas), Kiera Staude (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Abby Unkraut (Cincinnati Development Academy; Burlington, Ky.), Amelia Van Zanten (Eclipse Select; Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Emma Wang (San Jose Earthquakes; San Carlos, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Mia Bhuta (Internationals SC; Pittsburgh, Pa.), Anna Castenfelt (Utah Royals; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Kiera Clemens (North Carolina Courage; Raleigh, N.C.), Riley Jackson (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Joelle Jung (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Kate Mallory (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Lauren Martihno (North Carolina Courage; Cary, N.C.), Daniela Monzon (East Meadow SC; Levittown, N.Y.), Melina Rebimbas (PDA; Warren N.J.), Samantha Smith (Boise Thorns; Boise, Idaho), Viet-Thy Tran (San Jose Earthquakes; Santa Clara, Calif.), Elizabet Velkova (Reign Academy; Lynnwood, Wash.)
FORWARDS (9): Kennedy Bell (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Ella Carter (FC Virginia; Leesburg, Va.), Treasure Byars (Solar SC; Richardson, Texas), Lillian Danner (Cincinnati Development Academy; Cincinnati, Ohio), Mila Erceg (Sunshine Prime FC; Weston, FL), Erica Grilione (Placer Untied; Roseville, Calif.), Nicollette Kiorpes (NEFC; Worcester, Mass.), Madison Krakower (Cedar Stars – Monmouth; Warren, N.J.), Ava Verplancke (So Cal Blues; Irvine, California)
Good Luck to @zoecuneio as she jets ✈️ off to U.S. Soccer U-15 GNT Training Camp in California, Mar 2-8.@SLSGMOECNL @SLSGsoccer players families and coaches are wishing you all the best 👏👊 pic.twitter.com/XtetMg1EyD
— Ralph Richards (@SLSGMOECNL) March 2, 2020