On Monday U.S. U20 WNT head coach Michelle French called up 27 players to attend a training camp May 11-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA in preparation for the upcoming 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada this August.
It’s a crucial stretch for the ladies before 20 players are chosen to travel to France for two matches against the U20 French National team in June. Then, a final camp will be held in July before the World Cup Aug. 5-24 where the U.S. will take on Germany, China PR and Brazil in Group B.
The majority of the 27 players called up for camp are in college with four high school players rounding out the squad that includes standout midfielder Mallory Pugh.
Professional player Lindsey Horan will not be present for camp as she is committed to Paris Saint-Germain at this time. Impeccable midfield trio: Stephanie Amack, Rachel Hill and Morgan Andrews will be at camp, as well as standout forwards Summer Green and Margaret Purce.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas)
DEFENDERS (8): Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Karlie Mueller (Texas A&M; Sioux Falls, S.D.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Morgan Reid (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Carlyn Baldwin (BRYC; Oakton, Va.), Joanna Boyles (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Cameron Castleberry (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (7): Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), Kodi Lavrusky (UCLA; Yucaipa, Calif.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Toni Payne (Duke; Birmingham, Ala.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)