U.S. U20 WNT Head to California for Training Camp
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A new cycle is on the horizon for the U.S. U20 WNT, starting with a training camp that will run Oct. 12-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.

Mallory Pugh is the youngest member of the squad but has already got one U20 World Cup under her belt. (Getty Images)

Mallory Pugh is the youngest member of the squad but has already got one U20 World Cup under her belt. (Getty Images)

Thirty-two players have been called up by head coach Michelle French and the focus will be on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. Some of the stand out’s include midfielder Mallory Pugh, goalkeeper Rose Chandler, defender Kaleigh Riehl and midfielder Taylor Racioppi. All played a pivotal role on the U.S. team that competed in the recent 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

GOALKEEPERS (4): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Hunter Peifer (Colorado Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (9): Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass; Upton, Mass.), Lucy Davidson (FC Portland; Warren, Ore.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood Soccer Club; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Parker Roberts (KC Dynamos; Leawood, Kan.), Ally Watt (Pride Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (9):  Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals Soccer Club; Avon Lake, Ohio), Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond United; Forest, Va.), Julie James (Sting; Fairview, Texas), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township; N.J.), Marissa Viggiano (Michigan Hawks; Macomb Township, Mich.)
FORWARDS (10): Bridgette Andrzejewski (PSC Baltimore; Lutherville, Md.), Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier FC; Post Falls, Idaho), Hana Kerner (Match Fit Academy FC; Upper Saddle, N.J.), Reilly Martin (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Carmel, Ind.), Kayla McCoy (Sockers FC; Lincolnwood, Ill.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Kelly Sweeney (Vardar; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Kaycie Tillman (Sting; Rowlett, Texas)

About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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