WUSA 18-player rosters set

The eight WUSA teams announced their 18-player rosters on Monday after making final cuts on Sunday. Six tryout players made rosters while four first-year veterans and 11 players selected in February's WUSA Draft were discarded. Some will be picked up as "reserve" players following Tuesday's supplemental draft. The biggest names to be dropped were Philadelphia midfielders Laurie Schwoy and Michelle Demko and Washington forward Roseli. Schwoy was the Charge's third-leading scorer in 2001 with four goals and four assists in 17 matches, nine of them starts. Demko played in 16 games, starting 10, and scored two goals with an assist. Roseli, a veteran Brazilian striker, was a disappointment last season for the Freedom, starting only three games, making 11 appearances and getting no goals or assists. Washington bought out the remainder of her contract to get down to 18 players, opening up space on its roster for a foreign addition. The Freedom has no "discovery" options left, however. The other veteran waived was New York midfielder Krista Davey, who played in 11 matches, with an assist, for Washington last season. New York acquired her in the waiver draft last December. Two second-round draft selections were among players waived. New York defender Bonnie Young, the 14th selection in the draft, and Philadelphia midfielder Andrea Alfiler, the 16th pick, were released. So were third-round selections Stephanie Rigamat (No. 18 pick, Washington), Katie Carson (21, Philadelphia), Sarah Kate Noftsinger (22, New York), Nicky Thrasher (23, Atlanta) and Alice Gleason (24, San Jose) and fourth-round picks Kristin Slater (27, Boston). Shelly Finger (28, San Diego), Kristin DePlatchett (31, Atlanta) and Linnea Quinones (32, San Jose). Carson, Gleason, Slater, Finger, DePlatchett and Quinones are goalkeepers; most anticipate "reserve" team invitations. Three players waived last December by Carolina made WUSA rosters. Forward Maren Hendershot-Brown made San Jose's 18, and midfielders Sarah Yohe and Sarah Dacey are on Boston's roster. Nel Fettig, waived last week by New York and picked up by Carolina, made the Courage roster. Three other tryout players -- New York forward Wynne McIntosh, Carolina defender Brooke O'Hanley and San Diego forward Shauna Rohbock -- also made rosters. WUSA 18-PLAYER ROSTERS Following roster moves on March 31 ATLANTA BEAT GOALKEEPERS 41 Briana Scurry, 24 Melanie Wilson. DEFENDERS 15 Julie Augustyniak, 25 Nancy Augustyniak, 18 Anna Kraus, 21 Lisa Krzykowski, 6 Sharolta Nonen, 17 Dayna Smith, 2 Wang Liping. MIDFIELDERS 4 Kylie Bivens, 16 Marci Miller, 8 Homare Sawa, 5 Nikki Serlenga. FORWARDS 3 Emily Burt, 14 Kelly Cagle, 10 Charmaine Hooper, 12 Cindy Parlow, 9 Sun Wen. BOSTON BREAKERS GOALKEEPERS 1 Tracy Ducar, 23 Karina LeBlanc. DEFENDERS 12 Heather Aldama, - Sarah Dacey, - Monica Gonzalez, - Jena Kluegel, 16 Christine McCann, 2 Keri Raygor, 15 Kate Sobrero. MIDFIELDERS - Alexa Borisjuk, 11 Angela Hucles, 13 Kristine Lilly, 8 Bettina Wiegmann, - Sarah Yohe. FORWARDS 9 Ragnhild Gulbrandsen, 4 Allison Kemp, 6 Maren Meinert, 14 Dagny Mellgren. CAROLINA COURAGE GOALKEEPERS 2 Kristin Luckenbill, 1 Emily Oleksiuk. DEFENDERS 3 Staci Burt, 13 Nel Fettig, 12 Brooke O'Hanley, 4 Carla Overbeck, 17 Danielle Slaton, 27 Staci Wilson. MIDFIELDERS 22 Meghan Anderson, 23 Erin Baxter, 7 Unni Lehn, 10 Hege Riise, 5 Tiffany Roberts. FORWARDS 15 Katie Barnes, 6 Danielle Fotopoulos, 16 Venus James, *9 Birgit Prinz, 8 Nicole Roberts, 11 Kim Yankowski. * -- will arrive after FFC Frankfurt's participation in the UEFA Women's Cup is concluded. NEW YORK POWER GOALKEEPERS 18 Gao Hong, 1 Saskia Webber. DEFENDERS 17 Ronnie Fair, 12 Jennifer O'Sullivan, 3 Christie Pearce, 7 Sara Whalen, 2 Kristy Whelchel. MIDFIELDERS 11 Emily Janss, 13 Jennifer Lalor, 8 Linda Ormen, 9 Anita Rapp, 23 Emily Stauffer, 20 Katie Tracy. FORWARDS 19 Rachel Hoffman, 14 Wynne McIntosh, 15 Tiffeny Milbrett, 9 Minna Mustonen, 16 Tammy Pearman. PHILADELPHIA CHARGE GOALKEEPERS 1 Melissa Moore, 26 Maite Zabala. DEFENDERS 6 Jenny Benson, 5 Karyn Hall, 14 Erica Iverson, 13 Heather Mitts, 15 Jennifer Tietjen, *15 Stacey Tullock. MIDFIELDERS 2 Lorrie Fair, 10 Liu Ailing, 19 Rebekah McDowell, 3 Mary-Frances Monroe, 16 Zhao Lihong. FORWARDS 22 Mandy Clemens, 12 Kerry Connors, 4 Rakel Karvelsson, 7 Erin Martin, 11 Marinette Pichon, 8 Kelly Smith. * -- will join team after finishing classes at Arizona State University in May. SAN DIEGO SPIRIT GOALKEEPERS 18 Jaime Pagliarulo, 24 Carly Smolak. DEFENDERS 3 Fan Yunjie, 14 Joy Fawcett, 16 Kim Pickup, 4 Amy Sauer, 20 Rhiannon Tanaka, 13 Margaret Tietjen. MIDFIELDERS 15 Shannon Boxx, 11 Julie Foudy, 6 Lori Lindsey, 12 Jen Mascaro. FORWARDS 19 Mercy Akide, 10 Sherrill Kester, 21 Tara Koleski, 8 Shannon MacMillan, 22 Shauna Rohbock, 7 Zhang Ouying. SAN JOSE CYBERRAYS GOALKEEPERS 1 LaKeysia Beene, 13 Janine Szpara. DEFENDERS 14 Dianne Alagich, 16 Danielle Borgman, 2 Thori Bryan, 12 Michelle French, 5 Kelly Lindsey. MIDFIELDERS 6 Brandi Chastain, 4 Carey Dorn, 3 Lisa Nanez, 10 Sissi, 15 Tisha Venturini-Hoch, 22 Theresa Wagner. FORWARDS 7 Christina Bell, 11 Kim Clark, 23 Maren Hendershot-Brown, 9 Katia, 8 Pretinha. WASHINGTON FREEDOM GOALKEEPERS 1 Erin Fahey, 22 Dawn Greathouse, 18 Siri Mullinix. DEFENDERS 2 Emmy Barr, 14 Jen Grubb, *- Steffi Jones, 23 Skylar Little, 5 Carrie Moore, 16 Lindsay Stoecker, 19 Casey Zimny. MIDFIELDERS 4 Bai Jie, 3 Ann Cook, 15 Monica Gerardo, 7 Anne Makinen, 10 Pu Wei. FORWARDS 9 Mia Hamm, 24 Jacqui Little, 13 Tracey Milburn, 28 Abby Wambach. * -- will arrive after FFC Frankfurt's participation in the UEFA Women's Cup is concluded. Note: Each team may add two "reserve" players to its roster following Tuesday's supplemental draft.
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