4. UNDER-21 WOMEN: Weissenhofer get first callup


Notre Dame's Michele Weissenhofer, the 2006 Soccer America Freshman of the Year, is among 26 players called into the first U.S. under-21 women's training camp of 2007. Weissenhofer, who scored 18 goals with 17 assists -- second in the country behind teammate Kerri Hanks -- as a freshman, earned her first U-21 callup.

Five players from the U.S. team that participated in the 2006 U-20 FIFA Women's World Championship in Russia were called in, including forward Jessica Rostedt of Virginia, who scored 24 goals for the U-20s last year in all matches. The other U-20 WC veterans are defenders Jordan Angeli (Santa Clara) and Stephanie Logterman (Texas) and midfielders Tina DiMartino (UCLA) and Amanda Poach (Santa Clara). Penn State midfielder Ali Krieger, a 2006 Soccer America MVP, returns to the U-21s after recovering from a broken leg suffered at the end of the 2005 college season.

The U-21s will be training Jan. 13-20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and scrimmage the full women's national team in a pair of matches on Jan. 15.

U.S. UNDER-21 WOMEN'S ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Cori Alexander (Portland), Ashley Holder (Baylor), Kim Bingham (Arizona State), Joslyn Slovek (Loyola Marymount);
DEFENDERS: Marisa Abegg (Stanford), Jordan Angeli (Santa Clara), Marian Dalmy (Santa Clara), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Carly Peetz (Nebraska), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut);
MIDFIELDERS: Ameera Abdullah (Florida), Stacy Bishop (Florida), Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Ali Krieger (Penn State), Allison Martino (Texas A&M), Amanda Poach (Santa Clara), Kelly Rowland (Florida State), Meghan Schnur (Connecticut);
FORWARDS: Amanda Cinalli (Notre Dame), Whitney Engen (UNC), Adele Letro (Utah), Nikki Marshall (Colorado), Ella Masar (Illinois), Jessica Rostedt (Virginia), Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame)
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