[U.S. UNDER-20 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM] Amber Brooks
, a starting midfielder on North Carolina's 2009 women's
national championship team, was among the players called up for the U.S. U-20 womens camp beginning Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. For the complete roster ...
The roster includes UCLA
forward Sydney Leroux
, the only holdover from the U.S. team that won the 2009 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. Leroux won the Golden Ball as the best
player in that tournament and scored 23 goals for the Bruins this season.
Five high school players -- defender Crystal Dunn
, midfielders Elizabeth Eddy
, Samantha Mewis
and Jenna Richmond
and forward Maya Hayes
-- were among the players Coach Jillian Ellis
called up. U.S. U-20 Roster:
Tara Campbell (Duke), Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma State), Taylor Vancil (Louisville) DEFENDERS:
Colohan (Portland), Vicki DiMartino (Boston College), Crystal Dunn (Albertson SC), Kendall Johnson (Portland), Rachel Quon (Stanford) MIDFIELDERS:
Amber Brooks (North Carolina), Charney Burk (Portland), Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA), Elizabeth Eddy (So Cal Blues), Katy Frierson (Auburn), Kristie Mewis (Boston College), Samantha Mewis
(Scorpion SC), Mariah Nogueira (Stanford), Jenna Richmond (McLean SC), Casey Short (Florida State) FORWARDS:
Maya Hayes (Aristics Club), Sydney Leroux
(UCLA), Tiffany McCarty (Florida State), Toni Pressley (Florida State).