Astrid Wheeler called in to US U20 WNT

Astrid Wheeler called in to US U20 WNT

NEW U-20 WNT HEAD COACH LAURA HARVEY CALLS 26 PLAYERS TO PRE-QUALIFYING TRAINING CAMP IN FLORIDA

ROSTER RELEASE

ON THE PITCH

CHICAGO (Jan. 8, 2020) – Newly-appointed U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Laura Harvey has named her first roster, calling 26 players to a training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, running from Jan. 9-20.

After this camp, Harvey will select the 20-player roster for the 2020 Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship to be held from Feb. 15-March 1 in the Dominican Republic. The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be held in Panama and Costa Rica this August.

The 26-player U.S. roster is made up of 11 players born in 2000 (which is the age cut-off year for the U-20 Women’s World Cup), 10 players born in 2001 and five in 2002. Ten players on the roster were a part of the USA’s 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Team and two – midfielder Brianna Pinto and forward Alexa Spaanstra – were a part of the USA’s 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team and are in their second U-20 cycle.

The roster features 19 college players – including Maya Doms and Kennedy Wesley from the 2019 NCAA Champion Stanford Cardinal – and six players who are playing youth club. Midfielder Talia DellaPeruta is currently playing in Germany with FC Köln.

Several top players in the U-20 WNT pool are out with injuries and forward Sophia Smith, who was born in 2000, is currently training with the full U.S. Women’s National Team during its January camp.

U-20 USWNT ROSTER BY POSITION – FLORIDA TRAINING CAMP:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Claudia Dickey (UNC; Charlotte, N.C.), Julia Dohle (Penn State; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Meagan McClelland (Rutgers; Kearny, N.J.),  Katie Meyer (Stanford, Newbury Park, Calif.)                     

DEFENDERS (8): Michela Agresti (Boston College; Swampscott, Mass.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Shae Holmes (Washington; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Emily Mason (PDA; Flemington, N.J.), Bria Schrotenboer (Michigan State; Holland, Mich.), Natalia Staude (Virginia; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (Stanford; Rossmoor, Calif.)                                      

MIDFIELDERS (8): Talia DellaPeruta (FC Köln; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Stanford; Davis, Calif.), Katelyn Duong (Minnesota; Portland, Ore.), Avery Lockwood (Indiana; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Brianna Pinto (UNC; Durham, N.C.), Alexa Spaanstra (Virginia; Brighton, Mich.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Summer Yates (Washington; Pasco, Wash.)                                                                                        

FORWARDS (6): Catherine Barry (NEFC; Hingham, Mass.), Mia Fishel (UCLA; San Diego, Calif.), Rebecca Jarrett (Virginia; Clifton, N.J.), Sydny Nasello (South Florida; Land O' Lakes, Fla.), Jenna Nighswonger (Florida State; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Trinity Rodman (SoCal Blues SC; Laguna Niguel, Calif.)