Top youth camp prospects headed to UCLA

[WOMEN'S RECRUITING] The rosters for the two U.S. women's national youth team camps in progress or about to open shortly are loaded with the country's top recruits. The big winner: UCLA with six players, including U-20 standouts Samantha Mewis from Massachusetts, who started on the 2008 U-17 national team, and Jenna Richmond from Virginia, committed to joining the Bruins the next two years.

Mewis and Richmond are among five high school seniors attending the U-20 camp being held in Gainesville, Fla., in preparation for the CONCACAF qualifying tournament later this month for the 2010 U-20 Women's World Cup. The U-20 coach is UCLA boss Jillian Ellis.

The Bruins' recruits include two high school juniors, Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever) and Courtney Proctor (Slammers), who are headed to the under-18 camp that begins Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The only other teams with two or more players at the camps are North Carolina with three and Duke with two.

(An additional player was expected to be named to the U-18 camp at the HDC.)

U.S. U-20 Camp High School Players:
POS.-PLAYER (Youth Club) College Grad. Year
D-Crystal Dunn
(Albertson SC) North Carolina '14
M-Elizabeth Eddy (So Cal Blues) USC '14
M-Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC) UCLA '14
M-Jenna Richmond (McLean SC) UCLA '14
F-Maya Hayes (Montclair Aristocrats) Penn State '14

U.S. U-18 Camp High School Players:
G-Aubrey Bledsoe (Kings Soccer Acad.) Wake Forest '14
G-Anna Sieloff (Vardar) North Carolina '14
G-Abby Steele (Mustang Soccer) Oregon '15
D-Torri Allen (McLean SC) Georgia '14
D-Julie Johnston (Sereno SC) Santa Clara '14
D-Meagan Morris (Montclair Aristocrats) North Carolina '14
D-Mollie Pathman (Triangle FC) Duke '14
D-Kendall Romine (So Cal Blues) Stanford '14
D-Carrie Whigham (Sereno SC) Oklahoma '14
M-Lindsay Elston (Crossfire Premier) Washington '14
M- Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (San Ramon SC) California '14
M-Juliann Jeffrey (Dallas Texans) Yale '14
M-Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever) UCLA '15
M-Mandy Laddish (Blue Valley Stars) Notre Dame '14
M-Chioma Ubogagu (D'Feeters) uncommitted '15
F-Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet SC) Duke '15
F-Michelle Cruz (Slammers) Portland '14
F-Natalia Ledezma (Slammers) UCLA '14
F-Ariana Martinez (Real So Cal) UCLA '14
F-Courtney Proctor (Slammers) UCLA '15

 

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