[U.S. UNDER-20 WOMEN] Four players -- Soccer America Freshman of the Year Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), midfielders Mollie Pathman (Duke) and Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC) and forward Maya Hayes (Penn State) -- who represented the USA in Germany at the 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup are among the 24 players who will on hand when the new cycle for the U.S. under-20 women's national team begins Saturday with a camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The players, all born on or after Jan. 1, 1992, are eligible for 2012 U-20 world championship and will work under the direction of Dave Chesler.
Five players were a part of the U.S. team that failed to qualify for the 2010 U-17 Women’s World Cup despite outscoring its opponents 38-0 during the qualifying tournament.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Emily Oliver (Stanford; Flossmoor, Ill.), Anna Sieloff (North Carolina; Troy, Mich.)
DEFENDERS (8): Torri Allen (Georgia; Stafford, Va.), Abby Dahlkemper (MVLA Avalanche; Menlo Park, Calif.). Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Jaelene Hinkle (Real Colorado; Denver, Colo.), Briana Hovington (Penn State; Lothian, Md.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Carrie Whigham (Oklahoma; Phoenix, Ariz.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Ponte Vedra Storm; St. Simons Islands, Ga.), Rikki Clarke (Solar Red; Keller, Texas), Alex Doll (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.), Lindsay Elston (Washington; Sammamish, Wash.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Ariana Martinez (UCLA; Moore Park, Calif.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC; Hanson, Mass.), Chioma Ubogagu (D’Feeters; Coppel, Texas)
FORWARDS (6): Michelle Cruz (Portland; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Arin Gilliland (Ohio Elite; Wilmore, Ky.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Taylor Smith (Solar Red; Ft. Worth, Texas), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.)