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Roster: U.S. U-15 girls train in Texas
by Mike Woitalla, April 20th, 2017 8:18PM
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A 36-player U.S. U-15 girls national team squad convenes for a April 22-29 training camp in College Station, Texas, under U.S. Soccer Development Coach April Kater, who is also head coach of the U.S. U-14 girls.

Thirty-four of the players were born in 2003 and two in 2004. This group is at the start of two-year cycle before transitioning in 2019 to to U-17s, who aim to qualify for the 2020 U-17 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-15 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (4): Azul Alvarez (Lone Star SC; Round Rock, Texas), Payton Cahill (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Cottage Grove, Minn.), Haley Craig (Hawks-Wolves SC; Dexter, Mich.), Madison Kragt (Michigan Jaguars; South Lyon, Mich.).
DEFENDERS (11): Baleigh Bruster (Tophat SC; Smyrna, Ga.), Kennedy Chambers (Scottsdale Blackhawks; Chandler, Ariz.), Abigail Dunbar (San Diego Surf; Coronado, Calif.), Holly Hunter (Arsenal FC; Temecula, Calif.), Emerson Layne (Colorado Rush; Fort Collins, Colo.), Phoenix Dawn Miranda (Surf & Leahi; Aiea, Hawaii), Kellie Pagador (Placer United; Roseville, Calif.), Elizabeth Rappole (Boston Breakers Academy; Winchester, Mass.), Lilly Reale (South Shore Select; Rockland, Mass.), Emily Schleifer (Weston FC; Lake Worth, Fla.), Alyssa Stadeker (Southern SA Chelsea; Smyrna, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (10): Kayla Adams (Crossfire Premier; Bellevue, Wash.), Korbin Albert (Eclipse Select SC; Gurnee, Ill.), Summer Denigan (Kings Hammer Academy; Union, Ky.), Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Sophia Fisher (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Juliana Hayward (Real Colorado; Thornton, Colo.), Kelly Monaco (NJ Crush FC; Dumont, N.J.), Olivia Pena (Solar Chelsea; Irving, Texas), Bella Sember (East Meadow SC; Centerport, N.Y.), Susanna Soderman (Penn Fusion; Schwenksville, Pa.).
FORWARDS (11): Trinity Byars (Solar Chelsea; Richardson, Texas), Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.), Simone Jackson (So Cal Blues; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Caetlyn Johannes (Valley Isle SA; Kihei, Hawaii), Andrea Kitahata (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Lumi Kostmayer (Oakwood SC; Southbury, Conn.), Devin Lynch (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Arianna Manrique (Tophat SC; Buford, Ga.), Ayo Oke (GSA; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Doriann Savage (San Diego Surf; Chula Vista, Calif.), Amelia White (Fort Wayne United; Fort Wayne, Ind.).



15 comments
  1. Nick Daverese
    commented on: April 21, 2017 at 8:41 a.m.
    How many months is that girls team together during the year?
  1. Quarterback TD
    commented on: April 21, 2017 at 10:05 a.m.
    Only one players from New Jersey the hotbed of girls soccer and where all the tops girls tournaments are played. I can tell you this is a not the best we have to offer. What is the basis of the selection process ? If I was selecting I would hold back until at least after the first season of the USDA/ECNL Women season in November. For USDA put the showcase in November and for ECNL look at the players statistics and go out and look at the prospect. Also look at some other raw players stats from high school in November when the season ends and give the best players a tryout invite. With this you have now cover every possibility. The problem right now is USDA are a bunch of lazy pigs that don't want to get off their assess and really recruit the right people.
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now
    commented on: April 21, 2017 at 10:58 a.m.
    Sounds like you are pretty bitter about your kids not making it as far as you dreamed.
  1. Quarterback TD
    commented on: April 21, 2017 at 11:40 a.m.
    Yes will be happy if my kid makes it but definitely not bitter if they don't. So you are in agreement and timing with how this list of females prospects were generated out of the blue ? It will not surprise me
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now
    commented on: April 21, 2017 at 1:06 p.m.
    Of course I'm not in agreement with you. Both of my girls played on the NJ youth soccer scene so I know that it is good but the fact there is only one girl from NJ on here doesn't tell me the list was generated randomly. There is not much correlation between being on a U-15 NT and the senior team down the road so I wouldn't stress too much about it. Being the best at age 15 doesn't mean you will be the best at age 20 or 25. If there are girls out there better than the ones on the roster, they have plenty of time to show it.
  1. J Kumar
    commented on: April 23, 2017 at 9:35 a.m.
    Fire, so what you are saying then is that all the youth team selections are pointless and just a big waste of money, correct?
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now
    commented on: April 23, 2017 at 2:11 p.m.
    I'm saying that many U-15 internationals (in all countries) will not make it to full NT level. Everyone that follows the game knows that.
  1. J Kumar
    commented on: April 23, 2017 at 4:01 p.m.
    Ok so its pointless and a waste of money right?
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now
    commented on: April 24, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.
    No, it's not pointless or a waste of money. You know I didn't say that so I don't know what your point is.
  1. J Kumar
    commented on: April 24, 2017 at 6:04 p.m.
    Whats it needed for then if none or very very few are being groomed for Men's team? Your point is who cares if they dont make U15 team if none or almost none will make mens team. If thats true then its logical to say its a big waste of money and energy.
  1. don Lamb
    commented on: April 24, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.
    More blatantly incorrect insinuations from you..... Just because we shouldn't expect a high percentage of "graduates" from a U15 team to the senior team does not make an entire program useless.
  1. Fanfor soccer
    commented on: April 21, 2017 at 8:32 p.m.
    You can have all the national team camps you can absorb. But if they don't have the chance to play together over a period of time you have a problem. If you don't have a uniform system of play across the states (thank you USSOCCER) you have 36 players wondering what the other one is going to be doing next. Then you mix the poor coaching in with it all. What do you have?
  1. J Kumar
    commented on: April 23, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.
    Dirty secret is Usa National Team selcetions are more based on politics. Keep the big clubs happy in your hyped up dream league Ussda and you will always have a good paying job when away from Ussf. Is this even a mystery any more?
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now
    commented on: April 23, 2017 at 2:11 p.m.
    Having one single national style of play is neither realistic nor desirable.
  1. don Lamb
    commented on: April 24, 2017 at 10:51 p.m.
    While not your craziest conspiracy theory, this "national team selections are purely political" one is pretty far out there.

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