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THREE CAL SOUTH PLAYERS CALLED TO U.S U17 WNT TRAINING CAMP; TWO SOCAL FINALISTS TO YOUTH PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

December 13, 2017

Three Cal South players have been called to take part in the U.S U17 Women’s National Team Training Camp that began on Dec. 11 and will conclude on Dec. 16 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Slammers FC’s Kate Wiesner, Mia Fishel of San Diego Surf, and Isabella D’Aquila of So Cal Blues are part of the 22-player roster that will face Haiti on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15. The training camp ran by U.S U-17 WNT coach Mark Carr is being held to prepare the team for the upcoming 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship that will take place from April 19-29 in Nicaragua. The top three teams of the competition will advance to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

In addition to her call up, Wiesner is among the top five finalists for the 2017 U.S Soccer Young Female Player of the Year. So Cal Blues’ Ashley Sanchez was named the 2016 U.S Soccer Young Female Player of the Year, as well as the Cal South Player of the Year. Former Nomads player Luca de la Torre is also among the five finalists to earn the 2017 U.S Soccer Young Male Player of the Year. The current Fulham player was a key player in the U-20 MNT run though the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
GOALKEEPERS
(3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Halle Mackiewicz (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.).

DEFENDERS (7): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass; Swampscott, Mass), Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Bria Schrotenboer (Midwest United; Holland, Mich.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Ariella Pitty (Ohio Premier; Midlothian, Va.), MacKenzee Vance (United Soccer Alliance; Bluffton, S.C.), Astrid Wheeler (Concord Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.).

FORWARDS (7): Enzi Broussard (IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.), Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit-Baltimor Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar; Dallas, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select; Buffalo Grove, Ill.).