The age group has graduated from the U-14 program and will spend two years in the U-16 program before moving on to U-18. They are all eligible for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of Jan. 1, 2001, and will be the core age group for the team that aims to qualify for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2022.
Two of the players -- defender Makenna Morris and midfielder Talia DellaPeruta –- played on the U.S. team coached by Mark Carr that won the 2016 Concacaf U-15 Girls’ Championship last year in Florida.
U.S. U-16 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Taylor Fox (Orlando City; Titusville, Fla.), Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.).
DEFENDERS (8): Devi Dudley (Utah Celtic FC; American Fork, Utah), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Sydney Jones (Cincinnati United; Hamilton, Ohio), Lucy Mitchell (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Kayla Primm (Ohio Premier; Lewis Center, Ohio), Emily Royson (PDA; Toms River, N.J.), Dasia Torbert (Tophat; Buford, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Josie Alicino (Michigan Hawks; Northville, Mich.), Aislynn Crowder (Hawaii Rush; Mililani, Hawaii), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Alexa Gonzalez (Arsenal FC; Riverside, Calif.), Kayleen Gowers (De Anza Force; Los Altos, Calif.), Isabel Loza (Arsenal FC; La Mirada, Calif.), Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.).
FORWARDS (6): Trinity Byars (Soccer FC; Richardson, Texas), Kailyn Dudukovich (Cincinnati United; West Chester, Ohio), Sam Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Kacey Lawrence (Connecticut FC; Monroe, Conn.), Aryssa Mahrt (FC Wisconsin Eclipse; Wauwatosa, Wisc.), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.).