Youth: Concacaf opponents load up on U.S.-based players for Under-17 Women's Championship

Of the seven U.S. rivals at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship that begins Thursday in Nicaragua, all but Canada have at least one U.S.-based player on their roster.

USA
Goalkeepers: Angelina Anderson (Mustang FC); Julia Dohle (New York City FC)
Defenders: Michela Agresti (FC Stars); Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat); Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy); Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC); Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat); Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues)
Midfielders: Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select); Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire); Maya Doms (Davis Legacy); Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf); Sophie Jones (San Jose Earthquakes); Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire)
Forwards: Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues); Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush); Payton Linnehan (FC Stars); Samantha Meza (Solar SC); Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas); Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers)

BERMUDA
Goalkeepers: Gaiya Melakot (Berkeley Institute); Zakhari Turner (Montverde Academy)
Defenders: Delia Ebbin (Darlington Academy); Koa Goodchild (Saltus Grammar); Zekiah Lewis (St. Johnsbury); Jenna Rempel (Choate Rosemary Hall School); Danni Watson (Saltus Grammar); Zemira Webb (Warwick Academy)
Midfielders: Sh'Nyah Atkinstall (Berkeley Institute); Druw Bascome (Cedarbridge Academy); Emily Cabral (TN Tatem); Trinae Edwards (Cedarbridge Academy); Katelyn Mederios (Bermuda High School); Leilanni Nesbeth (Bedes, England); Dazarre Place (Berkeley Institute); Jya Ratteray Smith (Berkeley Institute); Jadae Steede Hill (Berkeley Institute)
Forwards: Nia Christopher (John Carroll); Adia Gibbons (Berkeley Institute); Tianna Mullan (IMG Academy)

CANADA
Goalkeepers: Sophie Guilmette (Quebec REX/Lakeshore SC); Anna Karpenko (Ontario REX)
Defenders: Maya Antoine (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Olivia Cooke (Ontario REX); Caitlin Shaw (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Elisabeth Tse (Quebec REX/Phéenix des Rivieres de Quebec); Julianne Vallerand (Quebec REX/Varennes SC); Sonia Walk (Ontario REX); Ariel Young (Ontario REX)
Midfielders: Wayny Balata (Quebec REX/Lakeshore SC); Stella Downing (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Maya Ladhani (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Jade Rose (Ontario REX); Aaliyah Scott (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX)
Forwards: Teni Akindoju (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Jordyn Huitema (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Kaila Novak (Ontario REX); Jayde Riviere (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX); Serita Thurton (Ontario REX); Andersen Williams (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/BC Soccer REX)

COSTA RICA
Goalkeepers: Dislania Chacon (Herediano); Fabiana Solano (Desampa 2000)
Defenders: Andrea Capmany (IMG Academy); Ariana Dobles (Codea); Keylin Gomez (AD Dimas Escazu); Pamela Gutierrez (Liberia); Gipzy Prieto (AD Pococi); Valery Sandoval (Codea); Jeimy Umana (Arenal Coronado)
Midfielders: Alexa Aguilar (Codea); Priscilla Chinchilla (Arenal Coronado); Daniela Contreras (AD Dimas Escazu); Emily Flores (Suva Sports); Nicole Gomez (Arenal Coronado); Carmen Marin (Futuro Academy, CAN); Maria Fernanda Murillo (Morpho)
Forwards: Kyana Calvo (Lonestar SC); Medolyn Guerrero (AD Pococi); María Paula Porras (Saprissa); Maria Paula Salas (Saprissa)

HAITI
Goalkeepers: Nahomie Ambroise (Camp Nous); Madelina Fleuriot (Camp Nous)
Defenders: Elisabeth Brivil (Camp Nous); Rachelle Caremus (Camp Nous); Estericove Joseph (Camp Nous); Nancy Lindor (Camp Nous); Ruthny Mathurin (Camp Nous)
Midfielders: Beurnengy Adrien (Camp Nous); Melchie Daelle Dumornay (Camp Nous); Danielle Monique Etienne (New York FC); Angeline Gustave (Camp Nous); Dieunica Jean Baptiste (Aigle Brillant); Dougenie Tabita Kerbie Joseph (Camp Nous); Sheelove Joseph (Camp Nous); Abaina Louis (Camp Nous); Betina Petit Frere (Camp Nous)
Forwards: Maille Jean (Camp Nous); Vladine Mervilus (Camp Nous); Milan Raquel Pierre Jerome (Weston FC); Flero Dina Surpris (Camp Nous)

MEXICO
Goalkeepers: Jaidy Gutierrez (Club America); Ana Paula Ruvalcaba (Chivas)
Defenders: Aislinn Garcia (Pachuca); Karen Gomez (Pachuca); Jana Gutierrez (Club America); Reyna Reyes (FC Dallas); Ximena Rios (Club America); Tanna Sanchez (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Puebla); Nicole Soto (SoCal Blues)
Midfielders: Aylin Avilez (CEFOR Baja California); Mariana Elizondo (Tigres); Noemi Granados (Veracruz); Yanin Madrid (Pachuca); Nicole Perez (Chivas); Anette Vazquez (Chivas); Rebeca Villuendas (Macrosoccer)
Forwards: Vanessa Buso (FC Legends); Nayeli Díaz (Arsenal FC); Alison Gonzalez (Tigres); Natalia Mauleon (Toluca)

NICARAGUA
Goalkeepers: Valeria Roblero (FSF); Sofia Traversari (ANS)
Defenders: Anamary Aleman (ANS); Giulina Caprotti (Unattached); Yorcelly Humphreys (Las Leyendas); Jonnie Sanchez (Leyens F.C); Vanessa Mendoza (CCDR Garabito); Reyna Robledo (FSF NCA); Ana Silva (Managua FC); Alisson Talavera (Aguilas de Leon)
Midfielders: Merykey Delgadilo (Unattached); Andrea Martinez (ANS); Heyzell Martinez (Somotillo); Natalie Orellana (Unattached); Edy Perez (Las Leyendas)
Forwards: Nohelia Velasquez (Unattached); Lauren Castillo (Unattached); Alexa Medrano (Unattached); Rosa Mena (CD EL 26); Stephanie Ruiz (Unattached)

PUERTO RICO

Goalkeepers: Cristina Roque (Florida Kraze); JLo Varada (PR High Performance Soccer Academy)
Defenders: Lilliana Graves (Weston FC); Mikaela Jennings (NY XFC); Daniela Perez (PRHP); Silene Reyes (Bayamon, FC); Bianca Rosado (GPS Guaynabo)
Midfielders: Isabel Cacho (Fraigcomar); Maria L. Colon (FC Boston); Soleil Maldonado (Caribbean Starts) Belerica Oquendp (Dallas Kicks); Rocio Perez (Glad. Dorado); Leilany Rivera (Glad. Dorado); Mariana Varela (GPS Guaynabo); Juliette Wolpert (PR High Performance Soccer Academy)
Forwards: Gabrielle Cimino (Coral Gables); Zoemi Cobian (GPS Guaynabo); Yarielys Maldonado (Glad. Dorado); Kalyssa Muniz (Club FSA); Isabelle Rivera (Mirabelli SA)
2 comments about "Youth: Concacaf opponents load up on U.S.-based players for Under-17 Women's Championship".
  1. Miguel Dedo, April 17, 2018 at 12:57 p.m.

    Which of the players are US based?

  2. R2 Dad, April 18, 2018 at 1:28 a.m.

    Well-done, ladies! I can't wait until this same type of end-result occurs on the mens side--then we'll really know that development is finally happening in the US.

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