The Under-14 United States Girls’ National Team is back for 2020 and back to being an annual program, after having been active only in even years since 2015.
Following changes introduced on the boys’ side in 2019 (U.S. Soccer), the new Girls’ “Under-14 Talent Identification Program” now features three regional “mini-camps” of 60 players each, for a total of 180, from which just 60 players will be called back for a national identification camp. This change will more-than double the total number of players brought into a U-14 camp, compared to recent cycles, which had around 80 total players maximum per year.
For additional context, read: A Quick History of U.S. Soccer’s Under-14 Girls’ Programs.
Each of these mini-camps will be five days long, running from Wednesday to Sunday. The national identification camp is scheduled for May and will run for six days, from Monday to Saturday. Details on additional camps for 2020 are not yet available.
Here’s the list of known camps (all ~60 players each):
- West Region: February 5th to the 9th (Chula Vista, California)
- Central Region: March 4th to the 8th
- East Region: March 25th to the 29th
- National ID Camp: May 18th to the 23rd
External Links (U.S. Soccer):
- U.S. Soccer To Hold First U-14 Girls Regional YNY TID Mini-Camp Of 2020 As 60 Players Head To Chula Vista, Calif.
- U.S. Soccer Launches New YNT U-14 Talent Identification Program
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With that introduction out of the way, let’s move onto the actual camp and its roster.
From the roster release:
The West Region Mini-Camp for the U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team Talent Identification Program will take place from Feb. 5-9 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Girls’ Talent Identification Director Mirelle Van Rijbroek and her staff have called up 60 players from the West region, all born in 2006.
Only one player, Onyeka Gamero of Beach FC, has been on the roster of at least one youth national team camp. She was called into two U-14 camps back in 2018.
Arizona (3 players, 1 club)
California (40 players, 17 clubs)
Colorado (11 players, 3 clubs)
Hawaii (2 players, 2 clubs)
Utah (1 player, 1 club)
Washington (3 players, 3 clubs)
With 10 clubs providing at least three players each at this camp, listing the attendees by club seems to be more useful than an alphabetical list by position. Clubs are grouped by state, then listed in alphabetical order.
U-14 USGNT TIP – 2020 WEST REGION MINI-CAMP ROSTER
(Listed By Club)
Parenthetical Key: Listed Position; Hometown
SC Del Sol
Jessica Bedolla (FW; Waddell, Ariz.)
Paxton Bock (DF; Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Carlie Diaz (DF; Cave Creek, Ariz.)
Elizabeth Boamah (DF; San Diego, Calif.)
Grace Miller (GK; Santee, Calif.)*
Ava Schall (MF; San Diego, Calif.)
Dyllan Williamson (DF; San Diego, Calif)
*not on original version of roster
Onyeka Gamero (FW; Cerritos, Calif.)^
^only player with previous known camp call-ups (2 U-14 GNT camps in 2018)
City SC Carlsbad (formerly LA Galaxy San Diego)
Taylor Davis (GK; Carlsbad, Calif)
Devin Greer (FW; Sacramento, Calif.)
LA Galaxy Acad.
Makena Irvine (MF; Palos Verdes, Calif.)
Elaine Pimentel (MF; Monrovia, Calif.)
Natalie Sheffey (FW; Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Chloe Walls (GK; Chula Vista, Calif.)
Chayse Yu (FW; Orinda, Calif.)
Isabella Contreras (DF; Eastvale, Calif.)
Karina Da Silva (FW; Yorba Linda, Calif.)
Sydney Harpster (MF; Riverside, Calif.)
Bryana Lozano Zazueta (MF; Riverside, Calif.)
Madison Schuler (DF; Chino Hills, Calif)
Kyla Schuster (FW; San Dimas, Calif.)
Miri O’Donnell (FW; San Ramon, Calif.)
Katelyn Sacerdoti (MF; Mountain View, Calif.)
Samantha Sanchez (FW; San Jose, Calif.)
Sarah Tate (DF; Marina, Calif.)
Orange County Surf SC
Hannah Puff (DF; Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
Taylor Smith (MF; Lake Forest, Calif.)
Placer United SC
Nalani Damacion (MF; Rocklin, Calif.)
Dakota Harris (DF; Loomis, Calif.)
Lauren Hunter (FW; Rocklin, Calif.)
Rebels Soccer Acad.
Jordyn Bugg (MF; Lakeside, Calif.)
San Diego Surf
Ines Derrien (MF; San Diego, Calif.)
Caroline Dysart (GK; San Diego, Calif.)
Kennedy Roesch (FW; San Diego, Calif.)
Tanna Schornstein (DF; San Diego, Calif.)
San Jose Earthquakes Acad.
Akshaya Bahugudumbi (MF; San Jose, Calif.)
Madison Colley (FW; Oakland, Calif.)
Min Joo Kim (FW; San Jose, Calif.)
Sophia Kurisu (MF; Mountain View, Calif.)
Sarah Lappalainen (DF; Cupertino, Calif.)
Gianna Owens (DF; Mountain House, Calif.)
SoCal Blues SC
Gia Kiesling (GK; Carlsbad, Calif.)
Krystal Medina Angeles (MF; Corona, Calif.)
Colorado Rapids Acad.
Bella Ganiere (DF; Broomfield, Colo.)
Alysiah Lockette (FW; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Samantha Maroni (DF; Centennial, Colo.)
Alexis Meyer (MF; Lone Tree, Colo.)
Adeleine Walick (MF; Greenwood Village, Colo.)
Jamuna Williams (FW; Denver, Colo.)
Camille Kollar (DF; Littleton, Colo.)
Karalyn Dail (GK; Centennial, Colo.)
Courtney Dennis (DF; Centennial, Colo.)
Nicola Fraser (DF; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Grace Rossner (MF; Castle Pines, Colo.)
Hawaii Heat FC
Carly Cormack (MF; Honolulu, Hawaii)
Madison Sharrer (MF; Pearl City, Hawaii)
La Roca FC
Nevaeh Peregrina (MF; Ogden, Utah)
Giovanna Hansen (DF; North Bend, Wash.)
Portland Thorns FC Acad.
Shaela Bradley (FW; La Center, Wash.)
Washington Premier FC
Ava Morton (MF; Auburn, Wash.)**
**double-listed on the second version, also as a defender