PHOENIX (Thursday, October 7th, 2021) -- The U-20 Women's National Team returns to the field this October and Utah Royal FC AZ's Farrah Walters has been named to the 28-player roster by U-20 Women's National Team head coach Tracey Kevins.
The October camp will be held at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California, from October 17-24. This camp, and another upcoming camp which will be held in December, serves as preparation for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica.
“With international competition right around the corner, we’re really looking forward to seeing our U-20 and U-17 USWNTs get back together on the field,” said USWNT General Manager Kate Markgraf. “After scouting players across the country in their club competitions virtually and in-person, and evaluating them at Regional ID Centers, as well as during the last cycles before COVID, these camps are a critical opportunity to bring the player pools together and familiarize them with our staff and each other. It’s an important early step to prepare for qualifying, which is coming up quickly.”
U-20 USWNT Roster by Position (Club; Hometown) - October Training Camp
GOALKEEPERS (3): Neeku Purcell (OL Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Nona Reason (Indiana Fire; Noblesville, Ind.), Teagan Wy (SoCal Blues; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Sydney Cheesman (Colorado Rush; Lafayette, Colo.), Tessa Dellarose (Pittsburgh Riverhounds; Grindstone, Pa.), Elise Evans (FC Bay Area Surf; Redwood City, Calif.), Kayleigh Herr (NC Courage; Cary, N.C.), Margo Matula (Albion Hurricanes FC; Houston, Tex.), Molly McDougal (DKSC; Prosper, Tex.), Evelyn Shores (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.) Freya Spiekerkoetter (Mountain View Los Altos; Redwood City, Calif.), Kolo Suliafu (SoCal Blues; Ontario, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Maggie Cagle (Phoenix Rising; Phoenix, Ariz.), Sofia Cook (SoCal Blues; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Annie Karich (Beach FC; Surfside, Calif.), Carina Lageyre (Florida United; Cooper City, Fla.), Devin Lynch (Sockers FC; Naperville, Ill.), Yuna McCormack (San Jose Earthquakes; Mill Valley, Calif.), Macaira Midgley (Michigan Hawks; Wolverine Lake, Mich.), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns; Wilsonville, Ore.)
FORWARDS (8): Jill Flammia (Richmond United; Richmond, Va.), Mia Minestrella (Beach FC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Allison Montoya (Mountain View Los Altos; Los Altos, Calif.), Katherine Rader (Florida United; Stuart, Fla.), Julia Saunicheva (FC Bay Area Surf; San Jose, Calif.), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy; Studio City, Calif.), Farrah Walters (Utah Royals FC AZ; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amelia White (Fort Wayne United FC; Fort Wayne, Ind.)