U18 WNT heads to Chula Vista for training

by U.S. Soccer
December 10, 2015

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together from Dec. 13-20 for its fifth and final event of the year as 24 players travel to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

The U-18s, which are coached by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, will play the San Diego Sea Lions on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. PT at Cathedral High School.

All the players in this camp were born in 1998 and all are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but the goal for this age group is ultimately the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Shelby Hogan (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Franklin, Mass.), Kaylan Marckese (Univ. of Florida; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Amanda McGlynn (Jacksonville United; Jacksonville, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (9): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist SC; Liberty Township, Ohio.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Niguel, Calif.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, Md.), Taylor Hallmon (Concorde Fire; Panama City, Fla.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire Premier; Newcastle, Wash.), Julie Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Kaiya McCullough (San Diego Surf; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Taylor Mitchell (Real So Cal; Tarzana, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Olivia Athens (PSV Union; Atherton, Calif.), Alea Hyatt (Eagles Soccer Club; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Surf; Henderson, Nev.), Rylee Seekins (FC Portland; Vancouver, Wash.), Natalie Winters (Michigan Hawks; Plymouth, Mich.)

FORWARDS (6): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Marissa Bosco (Eclipse SC; St. Charles, Ill.), Sunny Dunphy (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Parker Goins (TSC Hurricane; Broken Arrow, Okla.), Abigail Kim (Pacific NW Soccer Club; Vashon, Wash.), Cecilia Gee (Lamorinda Soccer Club; Lafayette, Calif.)