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Five collegians training at HDC
by Paul Kennedy, December 8th, 2011 2:33AM

TAGS:  college women, olympics, women's national team


[U.S. NATIONAL TEAM] The college women's season is over, but there's no rest for five collegians who were called into the U.S. national team camp being held through Dec. 20 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. None of them played at the Women's College Cup.

Christine Nairn (Penn State) and Sydney Leroux (UCLA) have both been capped.

Ingrid Wells (Georgetown), Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame) and Leroux are all seniors, while Kristie Mewis (Boston College) is a junior and Nairn is a redshirt sophomore.

U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage called up 31 players for the 18-day training camp as she continues to evaluate the player pool in preparation for 2012 Olympic qualifying.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (out of contract), Ashlyn Harris (Western New York Flash), Jill Loyden (out of contract), Hope Solo (out of contract)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (out of contract), Stephanie Cox (out of contract), Whitney Engen (Western New York Flash), Meghan Klingenberg (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt/GER), Amy LePeilbet (out of contract), Heather Mitts (out of contract), Christie Rampone (out of contract), Becky Sauerbrunn (out of contract)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch (out of contract), Shannon Boxx (out of contract), Tobin Heath (out of contract), Lori Lindsey (out of contract), Carli Lloyd (out of contract), Kristie Mewis (Boston College), Christine Nairn (Penn State Univ.), Kelley O’Hara (Atlanta Beat), Heather O’Reilly (out of contract), Megan Rapinoe (out of contract), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown Univ.), Keelin Winters (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (6): Lauren Cheney (out of contract), Melissa Henderson (Univ. of Notre Dame), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (out of contract), Abby Wambach (out of contract)

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