Under-20 Women’s World Cup: Other Available Rosters

[Updated (8-Aug-2012): Canada’s roster has been added.]

As the title says, other available rosters for the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan, including Mexico’s and Canada’s.

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Source: Brief CanadaSoccer.com write-up, detailed roster with links to mini-biographies and stats for most of the players (CanadaSoccer.com).

Italicized players were not on the CONCACAF qualifying roster.

Dayle Colpitts (#1; Virginia Tech)
Sabrina D’Angelo (#18; South Carolina)
Geneviève Richard (#21; U. of Wisconsin)

Jade Kovacevic (#2; LSU, incoming freshman)
Rachel Melhado (#4; Louisville)
Mélissa Roy (#3; Collège François-Xavier-Garneau – Quebec City)
Nicole Setterlund (#12; Washington State)
Shelina Zadorsky (#6; Michigan)
Vanessa Legault-Cordisco (#15; Marquette)

Caroline Beaulne (#13; Saint Mary’s College of California)
Catherine Charron-Delage (#20; University of Victoria – Canada)
Kylie Davis (#7; Memphis)
Constance de Chantal-Dumont (#14; Champlain College Saint-Lambert – Quebec, Canada)
Christabel Oduro (#10; Memphis)
Sarah Robbins (#5; Kansas U.)
Jaclyn Sawicki (#16; University of Victoria – Canada)
Danica Wu (#8; Ohio State)

Christine Exeter (#9; Louisville)
Nkem Ezurike (#17; Michigan)
Adriana Leon (#19; U. of Florida, previously at Notre Dame)
Jenna Richardson (#11; Oregon State)


  • Players from the qualifying roster who are not on this roster: Amelia Pietrangelo (forward, Rutgers), Lauren Granberg (defender, Ohio State), Olivia Colosimo (midfielder, Butler), Nikki Hill (U. of Georgia), Diamond Simpson (midfielder, Memphis).
  • Canada is in Group C, along with Norway, Argentina, and North Korea.
  • The team will play a final tune-up friendly against tournament  host Japan on August 13th.

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Source: FMF – roster, with photos; FMF write-up of press conference.
Italicized players were not on the CONCACAF qualifying roster.

Goalkeepers (3):
Itzel González (#21; University of California, San Diego)
Alejandra Gutiérrez (#12; Selección de Morelos)
Cecilia Santiago (#1; Club Laguna)

Defenders (9):
Mariel Gutiérrez (#15; Andrea’s Soccer)
Olivia Jiménez (#6; Rush SC)
Amber Hernández (#16; South Valley Chivas Academy)
Ashley Kotero (#13; Auburn University)
Valeria Miranda (#5; Pumas UNAM)
Christina Murillo (#3; University of Michigan)
Arianna Romero (#2; University of Nebraska)
Kenia Sánchez (#14; Juventus FC Tijuana)
Bianca Sierra (#4; Auburn University)

Midfielders (5):
Yamile Franco (#18; Andrea’s Soccer)
Natalia Gómez-Junco (#10; University of Memphis)
Ariana Martínez (#8; University of California, Berkley)
Amanda Pérez (#17; PSV Union FC)
Nayeli Rangel (#7; Tigres UANL)*

*Edit: Rangel has apparently enrolled at the University of Central Florida, as she is listed on the team’s roster.

Forwards (4):
Sofía Huerta (#9; Santa Clara University)
Chrystal Martínez (#11; American River College)
Tanya Samarzich (#19; Legends FC)
Daniela Solís (#20; Portland State University)


  • Mexico is in Group A along with host Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
  • Sofia Huerta, who was in a United States Under-20 WNT camp as late as January of this year, crossed over to Mexico’s squad in late Spring.
  • In a photo accompanying the write-up for the press conference, Sofia Huerta is wearing a metal/plastic brace on her left arm, which is in a sling.
  • Five players from qualifying are not on this roster: Alejandra Amador (defender), Cristina Ferral (defender), Briana Lopez (forward), Rosa Merida (goalkeeper), and Fernanda Pina (forward).
  • Incoming Arizona State freshman forward Lucero Lara, who has already been capped at the senior level by Mexico, was in the mix for this squad, but tore her ACL in July (FMF, in Spanish).
  • Head coach Leonardo Cuellar noted that Daniela Solis had some sort of issue which was discovered in July (FMF, in Spanish), but she has apparently been given medical clearance to play.

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Japan’s RosterJFA write-up in English; JFA Japanese write-up, with names and vital statistics in English. – Not on the roster: senior international forward Mana Iwabuchi.

New Zealand’s Roster (NZFootball.co.nz) — Players on NCAA teams include forwards Rosie White (UCLA) and Hannah Wilkinson (incoming freshman, University of Tennessee), plus midfielders Katie Bowen (incoming freshman, UNC) and Nadia Pearl (Fresno State University).

Norway’s Roster (NFF, just names)

Germany’s Roster — see this write-up — Two late changes were made, as likely primary back-up ‘keeper Lisa Schmitz was replaced by Meike Kämper and defender Clara Schöne was replaced by Katharina Leiding, both due to injuries.

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