[NTC CAMP] The U.S. under-17 women’s national team will begin its 2014 work with an eight-day training beginning Saturday at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The U-17s failed to qualify for the Under-17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica in March but will continue work under head coach B.J. Snow before a new U-17 cycle begins.
The training camp will serve as a preparation event for a four-team U-17 international tournament currently being finalized to be held in Carson Feb. 1-10.
Of the 24 players for this January camp, 15 were on the U.S. team that failed to qualify for the U-17 Women’s World Cup despite winning four games, tying one (which it lost in penalty kicks) and allowing just one goal at the qualifying tournament.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.) Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio).
DEFENDERS (8):Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Ally Prisock (Legends FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.).
MIDFIELDERS (5):Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission Kans.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.).
FORWARDS (9):Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select FC; Naperville, Ill.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Milan Moses (Pleasanton Rage; San Leandro, Calif.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Crossfire Premier; Edmonds, Wash.), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.).