Sydney Leroux, winner of the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe at the 2008 U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, heads the U.S. under-20 national team roster for the Ten Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, where the Americans will face three European U-20 team, Norway on March 9, France on March 11 and Germany on March 13.
Coach Jillian Ellis' squad also features six players from the U.S. team that finished second at the 2008 U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, including the Mewis sisters, Samantha and Kristie, who won the Bronze Ball as the third best player of the tournament, and Vicki DiMartino, who won the Silver Shoe as the second highest scorer.
U.S. U-20 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS:Bianca Henniger (Santa Clara Univ.), Cat Parkhill (Univ. of Minnesota)
DEFENDERS:Cloee Colohan (Black Diamond Park City SC), Camille Levin (Stanford Univ.), Kristie Mewis (SC Scorpions), Whitney Sharpe (UCLA), Bri Young (Texas A&M)
MIDFIELDERS:Zakiya Bywaters (Slammers FC), Alexis Harris (Dallas Texans), Mandy Laddish (Blue Valley Stars), Samantha Mewis (SC Scorpions), Casey Short (Florida State Univ.)
FORWARDS:Vicki DiMartino (Albertson Fury), Maya Hayes (Aristics Club), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Tiffany McCarty (Florida State Univ.), Kealia Ohai (Utah Avalanche), Toni Pressley (Florida State Univ.)