U.S. U20 WNT head coach Michelle French called up 24 players for a training camp Feb. 22-March 2 in Lakewood Ranch, FL, which will include two matches against China PR on Feb. 26 and March 1.
Both teams are FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers and the training camp signifies the beginning preparation for the tournament, coming after a huge U.S. win in the 2014 CONCACAF Championship held at the Cayman Islands.
Eighteen of the 20 players selected to the roster helped the U.S. to a 29-0 undefeated victory in the CONCACAF qualifiers, which includes talented midfielder and tournament MVP Rose Lavalle, UCLA goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland and USA U20 lead scorer, forward Lindsey Horan, who was released from French club Paris Saint-Germain for the camp.
U.S. U17 standout Mallory Pugh adorns the roster as well with 15 international goals under her U17 career belt. She heads to camp after helping the U17 ladies to victory at the NTC Invitational in Carson, CA.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas)
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Claire Wagner (Clemson, Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech; Strongsville, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Mallory Weber (Penn State; Novi, Mich.)
FORWARDS (6): Summer Green (UNC; Milford, Mich.), Lindsey Horan (PSG; Golden, Colo.), Jaycie Johnson (Nebraska; Lake Winnebago, Mo.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)