[TEN NATIONS TOURNAMENT]Darian Jenkins, who started on UCLA's 2013 national championship team and scored 11 goals for the Bruins, is among the 20 players U.S. women’s technical director April Heinrichs called in for the U.S. under-18 women’s national team's trip to the 10 Nations Tournament March 3-13 in La Manga, Spain.
The USA will face under-19 teams from Sweden (March 8), Norway (March 10) and France (March 12). All but two players were born in 1996, which is the age cut-off year for the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Besides Jenkins, defender Niki Romero and forward Amber Munerlyn played in college last season, both at North Carolina. Rebecca Rasmussen has enrolled early at the University of Georgia this spring.
U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire), Casey Murphy (PDA).
DEFENDERS (6):Anna Bialczak (Maryland United FC), Madeline Elliston (OMA Elite Acad. ), Megan Keeth (MVLA), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA), Kaleigh Riehl (Braddock Road YC), Niki Romero (Univ. of North Carolina).
MIDFIELDERS (7):Carlyn Baldwin (Braddock Road YC), Jaye Boissiere (MVLA), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers), Jordan DiBiasi (Colorado Rush), Annie Kingman (PSV Union FC), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC), Jessica Vigna (PDA).
FORWARDS (5):Kayla Cappuzzo (Albertson Fury), Imani Dorsey (Freestate United), Darian Jenkins (UCLA), Amber Munerlyn (Univ. of North Carolina), Rebecca Rasmussen (Univ. of Georgia).