[LAKEWOOD RANCH CAMP] Mallory Pugh, 15, is among the 24 players called into the U.S. under-20 women’s national team's first training camp since it won the Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship in the Cayman Islands in January. The 10-day camp that began Saturday in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., will feature two games against China.
The USA will face China on Feb. 26 and March 1. A scrimmage on Feb. 26 against UCF will mostly be for players who didn’t get to play against China earlier in the day.
U.S. coach Michelle Frenchcalled in 18 of the 20 players who represented the USA at qualifying in Cayman. Forward Lindsey Horan, the USA’s only professional player at the U-20 level, was released from her French club, Paris St. Germain, to attend the camp. Pugh was one of the stars on the U.S. U-17s, who recently finished their cycle with three wins at the NTC Invitational.
U.S. U-20 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3):Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas)
DEFENDERS (7):Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Claire Wagner (Clemson, Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (8):Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech; Strongsville, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Mallory Weber (Penn State; Novi, Mich.)
FORWARDS (6):Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), Lindsey Horan (Paris SG; Golden, Colo.), Jaycie Johnson (Nebraska; Lake Winnebago, Mo.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)