[SUNRISE CAMP]NCAA Division I champion UCLA is sending All-Americans Katelyn Rowland and Darian Jenkins to the U.S. under-20 women’s national team training camp running from Dec. 14-21 in Sunrise, Fla., that will serve as the final preparation for the 2014 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in January.
U.S. under-20 women’s national team coachMichelle Frenchcalled 24 players into the camp that will run concurrently with a U.S. under-23 women’s national team camp. The teams will scrimmage against each other during the week.
Forward Savannah Jordanscored 23 goals as a freshman for Florida, while Makenzy Doniakknocked in 20 as a sophomore while helping lead UVA to an undefeated ACC regular season and a berth in the final four. Sophomore McKenzie Meehan also scored 20 times for Boston College.
Defenders Stephanie Amack (Stanford) andCari Roccaro (Notre Dame) are both in their second U-20 cycles and were a part of the U.S. team that won the 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.
Following the camp, French will name a 20-player roster for the qualifying tournament that will run Jan. 9-19 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands.
U.S. U-20 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):Jane Campbell (Stanford), Tarah Hobbs (Minnesota), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA), Morgan Stearns (Virginia).
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Amack (Stanford), Brittany Basinger (Penn State), Maddie Bauer (Stanford), Mandy Freeman (USC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Laura Liedle (Stanford), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame).
MIDFIELDERS (5):Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame), Rachel Hill (UConn), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC), Allison Wetherington (Portland).
FORWARDS (8):Makenzy Doniak (Virginia), Summer Green (North Carolina); Milford, Mich.), Darian Jenkins (UCLA), Savannah Jordan (Florida), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Amber Munerlyn (North Carolina), Midge Purce (Harvard), Jackie Stengel (NC State).