The U.S. under-20 women’s national team called up 24 players for a week-long camp beginning Tuesday in Chula Vista, Calif., in preparation for next year’s Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship Feb. 25-March 12 in the Dominican Republic.
This roster features 23 college players plus one professional player, 16-year-old midfielder Olivia Moultrie (photo), who recently completed her first pro season with the Portland Thorns.
Four players on the roster are competing in this weekend’s College Cup: Florida State goalkeeper Mia Justus and defender Lauren Flynn and Rutgers defender Emily Mason and forward Riley Tiernan. Duke's Michelle Cooper was a first-team All-American as a freshman this fall.
North Carolina midfielder Talia DellaPeruta and Mason played for the U-20s when they won the 2020 Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nadia Cooper (Washington State), Leah Freeman (Oregon), Mia Justus (Florida State)
DEFENDERS (9): Avani Brandt (Stanford), Lauren Flynn (Florida State), Samar Guidry (Virginia), Emily Mason (Rutgers), Aidan McConnell (Wisconsin), Ayo Oke (California), Avery Patterson (North Carolina), Lilly Reale (UCLA), Laney Rouse (Virginia)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Emily Colton (North Carolina), Talia DellaPeruta (North Carolina), Alexis Missimo (Texas), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns), Jillian Shimkin (Penn State), Dasia Torbert (UCLA)
FORWARDS (6): Trinity Byars (Texas), Michelle Cooper (Duke), Simone Jackson (USC), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford), Makenna Morris (Clemson), Riley Tiernan (Rutgers)
Note: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, are age-eligible. The 24-player roster features 12 players born in 2002, 11 born in 2003 and Moultrie, who was born in 2005.