Tuesday’s win over Switzerland, in which South Shore Select’s Allyson Sentnor scored and assisted, clinched the title for a U.S. team that was competing mostly against older players.
The U.S. squad, coached by Jaime Frias, was comprised of born in 2002, 2003 and 2004 while opponents fielded mainly 2001s and 2002s.
Sentnor assisted on Samantha Kroeger’s 1st-minute goal against Switzerland and also set up the opening goal by Trinity Rodman (daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman) in the win over Croatia. The Michigan Hawks’ Joyelle Washington scored twice against Croatia.
May 16 in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
USA 2 Switzerland 1
Goals: Kroeger (Sentnor) 1, Sentnor (Rodman) 27; Gubler (pen.) 38.
USA lineup — Sparkowski, Colbert (Hunter, 57), Guidry, Torbert, Groff (Dudley, 51), Loza (Aulicino, 57), Crowder (Rosenbaum, 41), Kroeger (Fung, 57), Rodman (Shimkin, 57), Sentnor (Washington, 51), Missimo (Cooper, 41).
May 14 in
Belgium 0 USA 1
Goal: own goal 81+.
USA lineup — Justus, Colbert, Guidry (Torbert, 41), Groff, Dudley (Hunter, 55), Crowder (Loza, 41), Rosenbaum (Aulicino, 55), Shimkin (Rodman, 41), Fung (Kroeger, 41), Cooper (Missimo, 55), Washington (Sentnor, 41)
May 12 in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
USA 4 Croatia 0.
Goals: Rodman (Sentnor) 20, Washington (Colbert) 42, Washington 43, Cooper (Guidry) 56.
USA lineup — Justus (Sparkowski, 41); Hunter (Colbert, 41), Guidry, Torbert, Dudley (Groff, 41), Crowder (Loza, 41), Aulicino (Rosenbaum, 41), Rodman (Shimkin, 41), Fung (Missimo, 41), Kroeger (Cooper, 41), Sentnor (Washington, 41).
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.).