[SOUTH KOREA TRIP]Civana Kuhlmann and Frankie Tagliaferri, holdovers from the last cycle, will lead the U.S. under-17 women’s national team in action on its 10-day trip to South Korea that begins Monday. This will be the first international trip for head coach B.J. Snow's players at the U-17 level.
South Korea, winner of the 2008 U-17 Women’s World Cup, is one of three Asian teams to win the U-17 championship along with North Korea (2006) and Japan (2014).
Two players each from Colorado Rush, So Cal Blues, the Michigan Hawks and Eagles are in the squad. The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, which is currently scheduled to be played in Jordan, is Jan. 1, 1999. Seventeen players on the roster are 1999s; three are born in 2000.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):Hilary Beall (West Coast FC), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United Storm).
DEFENDERS (5):Kerry Abello (Team Chicago), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC), Brooke Redington (South Bay Force), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC), Kiara Pickett (Eagles), Izzy Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire).
FORWARDS (6):Tess Boade (Colorado Rush), Rachel Dorwart (Penn Fusion), Civana Kuhlman (Colorado Rush), Tara McKeown (Eagles), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA).