U.S. U-23 women call up three players from champion Florida State

Three players from NCAA Division I champion Florida State -- Kirsten Pavlisko, Jaelin Howell (photo) and Jenna Nighswonger -- are in the U.S. U-23 women’s national team that will play in the Thorns Spring Invitational in Portland, Oregon.

Head coach B.J. Snow named a 24-player roster for the tournament, where the USA will face Reign FC on Sunday. It will also play the host Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL preseason competition.

Snow's team also includes North Carolina's Emily Fox, who started for the USA against France in the opening senior international match of the year, and Stanford's Catarina Macario, the 2018 Hermann Trophy winner.

Two European-based pros -- Schuyler Debree (Sparta Prague) and Martha Thomas (Le Havre) -- are in the team.

U.S. U-23 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Laurel Ivory (Virginia), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech).
DEFENDERS (8): Maycee Bell (NC Courage Academy), Schuyler Debree (Sparta Prague, CZE), Emily Fox (North Carolina), Naomi Girma (Stanford), Meaghan Nally (Georgetown), Kirsten Pavlisko (Florida State), Kiara Pickett (Stanford), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Savannah DeMelo (USC), Emina Ekic (Louisville), Channing Foster (Mississippi), Jaelin Howell (Florida State), Jenna Nighswonger (Florida State), Brianna Pinto (North Carolina).
FORWARDS (8): Paula Germino-Watnick (Georgetown), Penelope Hocking (USC), Haley Hopkins (Vanderbilt), Catarina Macario (Stanford), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA), Martha Thomas (Le Havre, FRA), Ally Watt (Texas A&M), Morgan Weaver (Washington State).

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