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U.S. U-18 Women's National Team heads to Olympic Training Center for concurrent camp with U-20 WNT

30 May, 2011

U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team head coach April Heinrichs has called 24 players to a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp, which will run June 7-14, will be held concurrently with the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team. The U.S. U-20s will be facing the Japanese U-20 Women's National Team twice while the U.S. U-18s will play them once, that coming on Monday, June 13 at 4 p.m. PT. 

The roster consists of players born in 1993 and 1994, with one in 1992, and all the players are age-eligible for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup being held in Uzbekistan. The camp marks the return to national team action for goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin, who has recovered from a broken leg during her last high school season. Heaberlin was the starter for the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team last year and made the USA’s 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup squad as the third goalkeeper. Heaberlin is joined by several former U-17 WNT teammates in defenders Jaelene Hinkle and Cari Roccaro, midfielder Cassie Pecht and forwards Lindsey Horan and Kaili Torres. Horan led the U.S. U-17s in scoring in 2010.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bryane Heaberlin (Clear Water Chargers; Tampa, Fla.), Katelyn Rowland (San Juan; Vacaville, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Stephanie Amack (Mustang Blast; Pleasanton, Calif.), Jaelene Hinkle (Real Colorado; Denver, Colo.), Ashley Meier (Cleveland Whitecaps; Strongsville, Ohio), Katie Naughton (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Taylor Ramirez (Orange Soccer Club; Anaheim, Calif.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.), Taylor Schneider (Dallas Texans; Southlake, Texas), Brittany Von Rueden (FC Milwaukee Nationals; Mequon, Wis.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Caroline Lindquist (Spartan Elite; Raleigh, N.C.), Indiana Mead (Neusport FC; Boulder City, Nev.), Cassie Pecht (FC Pennsylvania Strikers; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Emily Sonnett (NASA, Marietta, Ga.), Quynh Truong (Solar Red; Fort Worth, Texas), Hayley Washburn (San Juan Spirits; Folsom, Calif.), Danielle Weatherholt (So Cal Blues; Capistrano Beach, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Sophie Groff (Dallas Texans; Grapevine, Texas), Shea Groom (KCFC Intensity; Liberty, Mo.), Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Kristiana Konkol-Mroczokowski (Real So Cal; Malibu, Calif.), Anna McClung (GSA Phoenix; Gate City, Va.), Kate Speidel (Real So Cal; Oak Park, Calif.), Kaili Torres (Ponte Vedra; Fleming Island, Fla.)

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