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
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,