Youth: U.S. U-18 women headed to Spain for 12 Nations Tournament

The U.S. under-18 women’s national team will travel to Spain Saturday to play three games in the 12 Nations Tournament in La Manga.

The USA will face England on March 2, the Netherlands on March 4 and finish against Norway on March 6.

U.S. U-18 head coach Jaime Frias has called up 22 players, including six already enrolled in college. Three players who were a part of USA’s 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup Team: goalkeeper Meagan McClelland, defender Emily Smith and midfielder Sydney Zandi.

U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Meagan McClelland (Sky Blue-PDA; Kearny, N.J.)                               
DEFENDERS (8): Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kan.), Hannah Cardenas (Univ. of Colorado; Boulder, Colo.), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Madelyn Desiano (UCLA; San Clemente; Calif.), Anna Heilferty (Boston Univ.; Falls Church, Va.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Ella Shamburger (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Emily Smith (Univ. of California; Los Gatos, Calif.)                            &n bsp;                                &nbs p;           
MIDFIELDERS (6): Giovanna DeMarco (Match Fit; Gwynedd Valley, Pa.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion SA; Sewell, N.J.), Jenna Nighswonger (LAFC Slammers; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Allison Schlegel (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Sydney Zandi (Univ. of Virginia; West Chester, Pa.)
FORWARDS (6): Hannah Betfort (Wake Forest Univ.; Charleston, S.C.), Rachel Jones (NTH Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Maliah Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Loren Sefcik (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Summer Yates (Pacific Northwest SC; Pasco, Wash.)                                                                   
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