U.S. U-16 girls head to Belgium

New U-16 girls national team head coach Kacey White  takes a 20-player squad to Belgium May 6-17 for a four-team competition in which the USA will play Croatia (May 12), host Belgium (May 14) and Switzerland (May 16).

Previous U-16 coach Jaime Frias, now the U-18 head coach, will also go on the trip during which the USA, whose roster is comprised of players born in 2002, 2003 and 2004, will compete against teams with players born in 2001 and 2002.

This group of players moved up from the U-14 level last year and will spend two years as the U-16 girls national team before moving on to the U-18s. They are all age-eligible for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which is for players born in 2001 or later.

U.S. U-16 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.), Stephanie Sparkowski (East Meadow SC; East Meadow, N.Y.).
DEFENDERS (6): Kayla Colbert (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Devi Dudley (Utah Celtic FC; American Fork, Utah), Katie Groff (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Dasia Torbert (Tophat SC; Buford, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Josephine Aulicino (Michigan Hawks; Northville, Mich.), Aislyn Crowder (Hawaii Rush; Mililani, Hawaii), Tatiana Fung (Arsenal FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Isabel Loza (Arsenal FC; La Mirada, Calif.), Alexis Missimo (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Texas), Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United; Rohnert Park, Calif.).
FORWARDS (6): Michelle Cooper (Michigan Hawks; Clarkston Mich.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.), Allyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.), Jillian Shimkin (Albertson SC; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Joyelle Washington (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.).

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