U.S. U-16 girls head to Netherlands

Coach Jaime Frias  has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-16 girls national team's Sept. 16-27 training camp in the Netherlands, where it will play three games, including one against the Dutch U-17 national team Sept. 20.

The USA will also face two regional academy teams: CTO Amsterdam on Sept. 23 and CTO Eindhoven on Sept. 26.

The trip marks the U-16s' second of the year following the 1st Women’s “Delle Nazioni” Tournament in Gradisca, Italy, where in April they fell lost to Italy (1-0), beat Iran (6-0) and lost to Mexico in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 tie.

The U-16s are in the second year of a two-year cycle before becoming the U-18s and then the U-20s with the goal of playing in the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup. The Netherlands' training camp roster is comprised of 16 players born in 2000 and four 2001s. The 2001s are eligible for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-16 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma Football Club; Edmond, Okla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.).
DEFENDERS (5): Maycee Bell (Sporting KC Blue Valley; Wichita, Kan.), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Sierra Enge (So Cal Blues; Cardiff, Calif.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Leah Scarpelli (PDA; Brick, N.J.), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf, Temecula, Calif.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars; Concord, Mass.), Summer Yates (PacNW SC; Pasco, Wash.).
FORWARDS (5): Rebecca Jarrett (World Class; Washington Township, N.J.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Ashlynn Serepca (Carolina Rapids; Cornelius, N.C.), Emaly Vatne (Michigan Hawks; Sterling Heights, Mich.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars; Wilmington, Mass.).

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