U23 WNT opens 2018 with LA training camp

U23 WNT opens 2018 with LA training camp
by U.S. Soccer
January 2, 2018

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will hold its first training camp of the year from Jan. 4-11 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The event will overlap with the full U.S. WNT training camp also being held at the NTC.

U.S. head coach B.J. Snow has called 23 college players and three NWSL players in forwards Summer Green of the Chicago Red Stars, Darian Jenkins of the North Carolina Courage and Margaret Purce of the Boston Breakers. All three played in a World Cup at the youth level for the United States.

An additional four players – goalkeeper Casey Murphy, defenders Kaleigh Riehl and Ellie Jean, and forward Ally Watt -- were starters for the U.S. team that finished fourth at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea. 

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Emily Boyd (California; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Ella Dederick (Washington State; Camarillo, Calif.), Devon Kerr (Ohio State; Barrie, Ontario), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)   

DEFENDERS (8): Indigo Gibson (California; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), Hailey Harbison (Pepperdine; San Diego, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Phoebe McClernon (Virginia; West Chester, Pa.), Paige Monaghan (Butler; Roxbury, N.J.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Samantha Staab (Clemson; San Diego, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Dorian Bailey (North Carolina; Mission, Kan.), Jaye Bossiere (Stanford; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Haley Hanson (Nebraska; Overland Park, Kan.), Julie James (Baylor; Fairview, Texas), CeCe Kizer (Mississippi; Overland Park, Kan.), Brianna Visalli (Pepperdine; San Jose, Calif.)                                                                                               

FORWARDS (7): Kyra Carusa (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars; Milford, Mich.), Cyera Hintzen (Texas; Garland, Texas), Darian Jenkins (NC Courage; Riverton, Utah), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers; Silver Spring, Md.), Ally Watt (Texas A&M; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Morgan Weaver (Washington State; University Place, Wash.) 

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