Tricontinental Cup: Chris Petrucelli takes charge of U.S. U-18 women

SMU women’s coach Chris Petrucelli will coach the U.S. U-18 women’s national team Jan. 25-31 against China, Norway and the Netherlands at the Tricontinental Cup, which will be held at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Petrucelli’s past U.S. experience includes coaching the U-21 women’s national team to back-to-back Nordic Cup titles in 2003 and 2004.

Petrucelli has won more than 400 games in a women's coaching career at Notre Dame, Texas and SMU. One of his players at Notre Dame was Kate Markgraf, the new U.S. women's national team general manager.

Tricontinental Cup Schedule:
Saturday, January 25
Netherlands vs. Norway, 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. China, 6:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, January 28
China vs. Netherlands, 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Norway, 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday, January 31
Norway vs. China, 3:30 p.m. ET
Netherlands vs. USA, 6:30 p.m. ET
Note: All the matches will be streamed on U.S. Soccer platforms.

U.S. U-18 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Leah Freeman (Mustang SC; Berkeley, Calif.), Mia Justus (IMG Academy; Amherst, Ohio).
DEFENDERS (7): Nya Harrison (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sydney Jones (Cincinnati DA; West Chester, Penn.), Sam Kroeger (World Class; West Milford, N.J.), Tabitha LaParl (So Cal Blues; Lakewood, Calif.), Sally Menti (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Madison Perez (Legends FC; West Covina, Calif.), Karly Reeves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Aislynn Crowder (Hawaii Rush; Mililani, Hawaii), Maggie Graham (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Emily Mathews (Nationals; Macomb, Mich.), Dasia Torbert (Tophat; Buford, Ga.), Aki Yuasa (GPS Vermont Synergy; Charlotte, Vt.).
FORWARDS (6): Michelle Cooper (IMG Academy; Clarkston, Mich.), Mollie Griswold (Arizona Arsenal; Gilbert, Ariz.), Dilary Heredia-Beltran (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kan.), Quincy McMahon (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Reilyn Turner (SoCal Blues; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Grace Watkins (LAFC Slammers; Manhattan Beach, Calif.).
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