French will take 18 college players, one high school player — Andi Sullivan — and Lindsey Horan, who plays professionally for PSG in France, to the Cayman Islands for the tournament from Jan. 9-19. The top three teams from the eight-team tournament will qualify for the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada later that summer.
“At every position, we feel these players are technically proficient and possess a great understanding of how we want to play in order to be successful as a team,” French said. “We have players with very unique qualities ranging from creative and effective finishers, to players who are threatening with their dynamic movement in the midfield, to players who are defensively strong and physical in one-on-one situations. Our overall athleticism will be another strength of this team.”
The U.S. opens group play on Jan. 9 against Costa Rica, then plays Jamaica two days later and finishes group play on Jan. 13 against Guatemala. The semifinals take place Jan. 17, with the championship and third place game on Jan. 19.
Here’s the full roster:
No. Player Pos. Ht. Birthdate Hometown Club or School/Youth Club Caps/Goals
1 Rowland, Katelyn GK 5-11 03/16/94 Vacaville, Calif. UCLA / San Juan SC 2
2 Bauer, Maddie D 5-7 03/20/95 Newport Beach, Calif. Stanford / Slammers FC 0/0
3 Roccaro, Cari M 5-7 07/18/94 East Islip, N.Y. Notre Dame / Albertson Fury 22/1
4 Basinger, Brittany D 5-6 06/30/95 Purcellville, Va. Penn State / FC Virginia 0/0
5 Green, Summer F 5-6 05/02/95 Milford, Mich. North Carolina / Michigan Hawks 3/0
6 Doniak, Makenzy F 5-8 02/25/94 Chino Hills, Calif. Virginia / Slammers FC 6/1
7 Andrews, Morgan M 5-9 03/25/95 Milford, N.H. Notre Dame / FC Stars of Mass. 4/0
8 Kaskie, Lauren D 5-5 09/18/95 Las Vegas, Nev. UCLA / Heat FC 0/0
9 Horan, Lindsey F 5-9 05/26/94 Golden, Colo. PSG / Colorado Rush 17/13
10 Liedle, Laura D 5-5 03/11/94 San Diego, Calif. Stanford / San Diego Surf 4/0
11 Meehan, McKenzie F 5-5 12/25/94 Scituate, R.I. Boston College / Scorpions SC 3/0
12 Weber, Mallory M 5-6 04/04/94 Novi, Mich. Penn State / Michigan Hawks 0/0
13 Jordan, Savannah F 5-7 01/24/95 Fayetteville, Ga. Florida / Concorde Fire SC 0/0
14 Hill, Rachel M 5-5 04/17/95 Rollinsford, N.H. UConn / Seacoast United 0/0
15 Purce, Margaret F 5-6 09/18/95 Silver Spring, Md. Harvard / Freestate 4/2
16 Amack, Stephanie D 5-10 12/23/94 Pleasanton, Calif. Stanford / Mustang Blast 8/0
17 Lavelle, Rose M 5-4 05/14/95 Cincinnati, Ohio Wisconsin / Cincinnati United 7/0
18 Campbell, Jane GK 5-9 02/17/95 Kennesaw, Ga. Stanford / Concorde Fire SC 3
19 Sullivan, Andi M 5-7 12/20/95 Lorton, Va. South County Secondary / Bethesda SC 7/1
20 Naughton, Katie D 5-9 02/15/94 Elk Grove Village, Ill. Notre Dame / Sockers FC 7/0
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