9. YOUTH: U.S. girls teams to face Germany

The U.S. under-17 and under-16 girls national teams are assembling at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where they will host Germany's under-17 national team.

The U.S. U-17s and U-16s will meet March 2 before each facing Germany's U-17s twice March 4-7.

Illinois powerhouse Eclipse Select leads all clubs five five players among the 48 to the U-17 and U-16 camp. The Dallas Texans, McLean (Va.) Freedom, Albertson (N.Y.) Fury, Slammers FC of Southern California and Arsenal World Class of New Jersey each will have three players in camp.

Shira Averbuch, Mariah Nogueira and Vicki DiMartino are young sisters of players who represented the USA at the 2006 Under-20 Women's World Cup in Russia.

U.S. UNDER-17 GIRLS NATIONAL TEAM:
Goalkeepers -- Jill Mastroianni (South Central Freedom, Conn.), Cat Parkhill (PSA Panthers, Minn.), Sandiford Sandiford (Bethesda Rapids, Md.).
Defenders -- Danielle Brunache (MLVA Mercury, Calif.), Camille Levin (Slammers FC, Calif.), Michelle Olivier (Peachtree City Lazers, Ga.), Alyssa Pember (Albertson Fury, NY.), Ashley Rape (Dallas Texans, Texas).
Midfielders -- Shira Averbuch (Arsenal World Class, N.J.), Charney Burk (Slammers FC, Calif.), Chelsea Cline (Shattuck-St. Mary's, Minn.), Katy Frierson (Mountain Brook SC, Ala.), Shawna Gordon (Arsenal FC, Calif.), Cody Newman (Albertson Fury, N.Y.), Tersa Noyola (MVLA Mercury, Calif.), Beth West (Real Colorado, Colo.).
Forwards -- Lauren Alwine (Super Nova FC, Pa.), Sade Ayinde (East Meadow Shooting Star, N.Y.), Brittani Bartok (Arsenal World Class, N.J.), Brianna Garcia (East Meadow Dynamite, N.Y.), Sydney Leroux (Sereno Golden Eagles, Ariz.), Merritt Mathias (Vestavia Attack, Ala.), Tiffany McCarty (Free State Shooters, Md.), Casey Short (Eclipse Select, Ill.).

U.S. UNDER-17 GIRLS NATIONAL TEAM:
Goalkeepers -- Hannah Daly (Reno Sparks United, Nev.), Lindsay Dickerson (De Anza Force, Calif.), Alexa Gaul (Eclipse Select, Ill.).
Defenders -- Amber Brooks (Arsenal World Classs, N.J.), Zakiya Bywaters (Neusport SC, Nev.), Stephanie Carpenter (Mt. Laurel United, N.J.), Cloee Colohan (Black Diamond Park City SC, Utah), Alexandria Hall (Eclipse Select, Ill.), Kristen Mewis (Scorpion SC, Mass.), Fatima Nasser (Livonia Utd., Mich.), Rachel Quon (Eclipse Select, Ill.), Julia Roberts (McLean Freedom. Va.).
Midfielders -- Kristin Cummins (Dallas Texans, Texas), Olivia Klei (Pleasanton Rage, Calif.), Mariah Nogueira (Slammers FC, Calif.), Alev Perusse (Alaska FC, Alaska), Jenna Richmond (McLean Freedom, Va.), Brianne Rodriguez (Eclipse Select, Ill.).
Forwards -- Kim Castleberry (Dallas Texans, Texas), Vicki DiMartino (Albertson Fury, N.Y.), Kayla Eckman (Beadling SC, Pa.), Samantha Johnson (Real So Cal, Calif.), Caroline Miller (McLean Freedom, Va.), Alyssa Rich (Ohio Elite Acad., Ohio).
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