Feb. 18, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's soccer team has four players currently in camp with the Under-20 U.S. Women's National Team in Chula Vista, Calif. Ariana Martinez, who recently completed her freshman year at UCLA, is joined by incoming recruits Sam Mewis, Sarah Killion and Abby Dahlkemper.
Story below courtesy of U.S. Soccer
The U.S. U-20 Women's National Team, under the direction of Dave Chesler, will come together at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for a training camp running from Feb. 13-20. Chesler has called in 24 players, 16 born in 1992 and eight born in 1993, for a week-long event south of San Diego that will culminate with a match against the University of San Diego on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. PT.
The roster features 11 players who are in college with the rest in high school. Seven of the players were regulars in the USA's U-17 Women's National Team last year while three - midfielders Mollie Pathman and Samantha Mewis, and forward Maya Hayes - were members of the U.S. team that played in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup last summer in Germany. The roster also features one of the few youth WNT pool players from Alaska in forward Kelly Cobb.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Emily Oliver (Stanford; Flossmoor, Ill.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Caroline Stanley (KFCF Alliance; Lee's Summit North HS)
DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (MVLA Avalanche; Sacred Heart Prep), Megan Fuller (Ohio State; Bondurant, Iowa), Bri Hovington (Penn State; Lothian, Md.), Jaelene Hinkle (Real Colorado; Denver, Colo.), Kassy Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Ponte Verde Storm; Frederica Academy); Kaysie Clark (KC Select Scream; Liberty, Mo.), Alex Doll (Bethesda SC; Bethesda Md.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever, Fort Wayne, Ind.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (9): Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet Velocity; Chugiak, Alaska), Michelle Cruz (Portland; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Lindsay Elston (Washington; Sammamish, Wash.), Arin Gilliland (Lexington Football Club; Wilmore, Ky.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Ariana Martinez (Real So Cal; Moorpark, Calif.), Tawni Martino (LMU; Irvine, Calif.), Taylor Smith (Solar Red 94's; Fort Worth, Texas), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.)