U-17 USWNT: Opponent Update, Mexico’s Final Camp Roster

Late Thursday, Mexico’s Under-17 Women’s National Team released its final camp roster prior to the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship. Twenty-six (26) players were called into a camp which began on Friday and will run until April 30th. After the camp, a squad of 20 players will travel to Guatemala for the CONCACAF Championship.

Six players will be cut from the roster: Most likely, one of the three goalkeepers and five of the twenty-three field players.

At least sixteen of the twenty-six (16 of 26) players have American connections, namely that they play for USA-based club teams, and presumably live in the United States.

Those players include goalkeeper Elisa Martin; defenders Stephanie Alcazar, Natalie Rivas, Maria Solis, and Jessica Valadez; midfielders Anahie Duran, Micaela Estrada, Cynthia Pineda, Cassandra “Cassie” Reyes; and forwards Taylor Alvarado, Jenny Chiu, Luz Duarte, Hallie Hernandez, Jessica Morales, and Vivian Vega. (All the forwards on the roster play for American teams.)

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Note: Players with at least one asterisk (*) after their name play for an American club team, and presumably live in the USA. Players with two asterisks (**) after their name have been in USWNT youth camps.

GOALKEEPERS (3)

ELISA MARTIN*
Full Name: Elisa Martin Salgado
D.O.B.: October 8, 1995
Club: California Futbol Club Valedoras (USA)
Height: 179cm
Weight: 67kg
Position: Goalkeeper

ADELA MEZA
Full Name: Adela Guadalupe Meza Allier
D.O.B.: January 5, 1996
Club: CEFOR Jaguares
Height: 166cm
Weight: 61kg
Position: Goalkeeper

GABRIELA PAZ
Full Name: Ana Gabriela Paz Molina
D.O.B.: December 21, 1995
Club: ITESM GDL Preparatoria
Height: 166cm
Weight: 59kg
Position: Goalkeeper

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DEFENDERS (10)

STEPHANIE ALCAZAR*
Full Name:
Stephanie Elizabeth Alcazar Salazar
D.O.B.: February 18, 1995
Club: Valley United (USA)
Height: 170cm
Weight: 63kg
Position: Defender

GRETA ESPINOZA
Full Name:
Greta Alejandra Espinoza Casas
D.O.B.: June 5, 1995
Juventus Femenil Tijuana
Height: 168cm
Weight: 60kg
Position: Defender

CELINNA MONTANO
Full Name:
Celinna Nicole Montano Cuellar
D.O.B.: January 3, 1995
Club: Beach F.C. (USA)
Height: 165cm
Weight: 70kg
Position: Defender

FERNANDA PEREZ
Full Name: Maria Fernanda Daniela Perez Limon
D.O.B.: January 12, 1995
Club: Colegio ONCE México
Height: 173cm
Weight: 54kg
Position: Defender

NATALIE RIVAS*
Full Name: Natalie Krystine Rivas Lizama
D.O.B.: January 11, 1995
Club: Real SO CAL (USA)
Height: 168cm
Weight: 57

DIANA RODRIGUEZ
Full Name: Diana Jaqueline Rodriguez Carrillo
D.O.B.: September 7, 1996
Club: Centro de Formación Tequixquiac
Height: 166cm
Weight: 58kg
Position: Defender

MARIA SOLIS*
Full Name: Maria Leonor Solis Rodriguez
D.O.B.: October 22, 1995
Club: Santa Barbara S.C. (USA)
Height: 176cm
Weight: 60kg
Position: Defender

PAULINA SOLIS
Full Name: Paulina Lizeth Solis Echeverria
D.O.B.: March 13, 1996
Club: Colegio ONCE México
Height: 175cm
Weight: 56kg
Position: Defender

PAOLA URBIETA
Full Name:
Paola Elizabeth Urbieta Villalobos
D.O.B.: February 16, 1995
Club: CEDEFUT Auriazules
Height: 166cm
Weight: 56kg
Position: Defender

JESSICA VALADEZ*
Full Name:
Jessica Valadez Escalante
D.O.B.: November 24, 1995
Club: Camarillo Eagles (USA)
Height: 172cm
Weight: 68kg
Position: Defender

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MIDFIELDERS (7)

MARIANA CADENA
Full Name: Mariana Cadena Calvillo
D.O.B.: February 13, 1995
Club: ITESM MTY Preparatoria
Height: 165cm
Weight: 59kg
Position: Midfielder

ANAHIE DURAN*
Full Name: Anahie Guadalupe Duran Gutierrez
D.O.B.: December 22, 1995
Club: Santa Clarita Valley Magic (USA)
Height: 168cm
Weight: 58kg
Position: Midfielder

MICAELA ESTRADA*
Full Name: Micaela Estrada Estrada
D.O.B.: February 4, 1995
Club: F.C. Golden State (USA)
Height: 167cm
Weight: 60kg
Position: Midfielder

MICHELLE GONZALEZ
Full Name: Michelle Gonzalez Mercado
D.O.B.: July 20, 1995
Club: U.N.A.M.
Height: 166cm
Weight: 62kg
Position: Midfielder

KARLA NIETO
Full Name: Karla Paola Nieto Castillo
D.O.B.: January 9, 1995
Club: Club Galeana Morelos
Height: 152cm
Weight: 49kg
Position: Midfielder

CYNTHIA PINEDA**
Full Name: Cynthia Elizabeth Pineda Torres
D.O.B.: February 4, 1995
Club: Chicago Fire Jr. (USA)
Height: 173cm
Weight: 73kg
Position: Midfielder
Notes: Was in a USWNT U-14 ID camp. Her brother, Victor, plays on the U-20 USMNT.

CASSANDRA “CASSIE” REYES*
Full Name: Cassandra Ada Reyes Vidauri
D.O.B.: July 14, 1995
Club: Legends F.C. (USA)
Height: 167cm
Weight: 62kg
Position: Midfielder

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FORWARDS (6)

TAYLOR ALVARADO*
Full Name: Taylor Danielle Alvarado Dysart
D.O.B.: March 1, 1995
Club: Camarillo Eagles (USA)
Height: 161cm
Weight: 51kg
Position: Forward

JENNY CHIU**
Full Name: Jenny Ana Chiu Amparan
D.O.B.: September 25, 1995
Club: El Paso Galaxy (USA)
Height: 161cm
Weight: 54kg
Position: Forward
Notes: Attended USWNT U-14 ID camp and a U-17 USWNT camp (February 2011). Has already verbally committed to UNC.

LUZ DUARTE*
Full Name: Luz Aida Duarte Moroyoqui
D.O.B.: August 29, 1995
Club: Tucson Mountain Lady Jaguars (USA)
Height: 170cm
Weight: 72kg
Position: Forward

HALLIE HERNANDEZ*
Full Name: Hallie Marie Hernandez Ivey
D.O.B.: September 8, 1995
Club: L.A. Blues (USA)
Height: 163cm
Weight: 61kg
Position: Forward

JESSICA MORALES*
Full Name: Jessica Morales Melendez
D.O.B.: February 29, 1996
Club: San Diego Surf (USA)
Height: 163cm
Weight: 74kg
Position: Forward

VIVIAN VEGA*
Full Name: Vivian Vega Padilla
D.O.B.: May 3, 1996
Club: Arsenal F.C. (USA)
Height: 170cm
Weight: 61kg
Position: Forward

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Roster, as a table, vital details only, with Imperial measurements:

LAST NAME   FIRST NAME   P.       D.O.B.  HT(IN)  WT(LB)  CLUB
Martin      Elisa        GK   10/08/1995  5'10"     148    USA
Meza        Adela        GK   01/05/1996   5'5"     134    MEX
Paz         Gabriela     GK   12/21/1995   5'5"     130    MEX
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Alcazar     Stephanie    DF   02/18/1995   5'7"     139    USA
Espinoza    Greta        DF   06/05/1995   5'6"     132    MEX
Montaño     Celinna      DF   01/03/1995   5'5"     154    USA
Perez       Fernanda     DF   01/12/1995   5'8"     119    MEX
Rivas       Natalie      DF   01/11/1995   5'6"     126    USA
Rodriguez   Diana        DF   09/07/1996   5'5"     128    MEX
Solís       María        DF   10/22/1995   5'9"     132    USA
Solis       Paulina      DF   03/13/1996   5'9"     123    MEX
Urbieta     Paola        DF   02/16/1995   5'5"     123    MEX
Valadez     Jessica      DF   11/24/1995   5'8"     150    USA
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Cadena      Mariana      MF   02/13/1995   5'5"     130    MEX
Duran       Anahie       MF   12/22/1995   5'6"     128    USA
Estrada     Micaela      MF   02/04/1995   5'6"     132    USA
Gonzalez    Michelle     MF   07/20/1995   5'5"     137    MEX
Nieto       Karla        MF   01/09/1995   5'0"     108    MEX
Pineda      Cynthia      MF   02/04/1995   5'8"     161    USA
Reyes       Cassandra    MF   07/14/1995   5'6"     137    USA
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Alvarado    Taylor       FW   03/01/1995   5'3"     112    USA
Chiu        Jenny        FW   09/25/1995   5'3"     119    USA
Duarte      Luz          FW   08/29/1995   5'7"     159    USA
Hernandez   Hallie       FW   09/08/1995   5'4"     134    USA
Morales     Jessica      FW   02/29/1996   5'4"     163    USA
Vega        Vivian       FW   05/03/1996   5'7"     134    USA

The “Club” column denotes the nationality of the player’s soccer club.

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The original roster, in table form, is available here, at FMF’s website.