The training camp commenced the 2013 season for the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team and took place Feb. 24-March 2 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The event was the first of at least four training camps that will take place this year for this age group.
The U.S. U-15 GNT was led by head coach Damon Nahas, and joined by U.S. Soccer Development Director Jill Ellis. Since all players in the camp are age-eligible for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the top performers may have the chance to break into that squad.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program brings together the top players from various clubs and geographic locations, and puts them in an environment to train and compete at the highest level in front of collegiate, professional and national team scouts. US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic development program and with programs in all 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, is available to any player regardless of club or hometown. US Youth Soccer ODP is the only elite player development program that can claim members of Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni.
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U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position: (Two players of Carmel United, member of Indiana Soccer selected to be part of the roster)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Amanda Dennis (Arsenal FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Mikayla Krzeczowski (Concorde Fire; Douglasville, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (7): Malia Berkely (Fairfield Optimist Club; Liberty Township, Ohio), Samantha Bruder (Real So Cal; Bell Canyon, Calif.), Audrey Hegardt (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Courtney Jones (Carmel United; Carmel, Ind.), *Kailey Mattison (Carolina Elite SA; Greenville, S.C.), *Madison Meador (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; Ballwin, Mo.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Luca Deza (De Anza Force; Belmont, Calif.), *Jlon Flippens (FC DELCO; Philadelphia, Pa.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Pa.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Ziemer (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
FORWARDS (9): Elexa Bahr (Atlanta Fire United; Dacula, Ga.), Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Sunny Dunphy (Carlsbad Elite; Carlsbad, Calif.), Kristina Fisher (FC Florida; Jupiter, Fla.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), *Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Alia Martin (Carmel United; Carmel, Ind.), Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Madison Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.)
*Players not associated with US Youth Soccer ODP