The U.S. under-20 women’s national team will gather for a training camp at the University of Portland, beginning Tuesday, as the squad
continues preparations for Concacaf qualifying for the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The eight-team qualifying tournament that will send the top three finishers to U-20
World Cup will be held from Jan. 9-19, 2014, in the Cayman Islands.
U.S. head coach Michelle French
has called up 27 players for the event. The
notable omission from among the six goalkeepers is Jane Campbell
, the starter for the 2012 U.S. U-17 Women’s World Cup team, who like several regular
call-ups, is currently committed to summer school.
All but two players on the roster are currently in college or headed to their freshman year this fall.
Those are forward
, who scored 17 goals for Paris St. Germain in the French First Division this year, and midfielder Andi
, who just finished her junior year of high school. U.S. U-20 Roster: GOALKEEPERS (6):
Kaela Little (Notre Dame; Tulsa, Okla.), Cassie Miller (Florida State; Cave Creek, Ariz.), Kate Peters (Carmel United; Greenfield, Ind.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan
Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas), Andi Tostanoski (Santa Clara; Colorado Springs, Colo.) DEFENDERS (8):
Mandy Freeman (USC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.),
Hanna Gardner (North Carolina; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Lauren Kaskie (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Kayla Mills (USC; West Covina, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre
Dame; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Ryan Walker (Stanford; Oakland; Calif.) MIDFIELDERS (6):
(Notre Dame, N.H.), Isabel Farrell (Washington; Bellevue, Wash.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Danielle Weatherholt (Santa Clara; Capistrano
Beach, Calif.), Allison Wetherington (Portland; Acworth, Ga.) FORWARDS (7):
Cameron Castleberry (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Hayley Dowd (Boston
College; Peabody, Mass.), Jamie Fink (USC; Calabasas, Calif.), Lindsey Horan (Paris SG/France; Golden, Colo.), Summer Lanter (Lee University; Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver
Springs, Md.) Crystal Thomas (Notre Dame; Elgin, Ill.)