Player to Watch: Sydney Dawson Called to U.S. U19 WNT Camp
Sydney Dawson of Internationals SC will be representing her club at the first U.S. U19 WNT camp of the year taking place this week in Florida. Head coach Jitka Klimkova named 30 players to the training camp roster, including eight who were selected to the United States’ 2017 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup squad.
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Youth Soccer News: Internationals SC standout Sydney Dawson will be with the U.S. U19 Women’s National Team as they kick off 2017 with a training camp in Sunrise, Florida. The camp will run from January 28–February 4.
“Sydney has shown tremendous commitment to her personal growth as player over the past year and we are thrilled that she has been rewarded with another call up to our U19 YNT,” Internationals SC Director of Coaching Keri Sarver commented.
“In the January camp, she will be competing with and against college players and players who have recently competed in the U-17 World Cup. She continues to represent the Internationals with class, respect, and professionalism and the entire club is cheering her on!”
Head coach Jitka Klimkova has called up 30 players, including eight who were on the USA’s 2017 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Team.
Those eight players combined for 127 caps at the U17 level along with 29 goals, including 15 from forward Civana Kuhlmann and 11 from forward Frankie Tagliaferri. Kuhlmann scored a hat trick against Paraguay at the U17 World Cup in Jordan while Tagliaferri scored against Paraguay and Ghana.
The roster is a mixture of two birth years with 16 players who were born in 1998 and 14 born in 1999. All the players are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup to be held in France.
The age cut-off for that world cup is players born on or after January 1, 1998.Of the 30 players called up, nine are in college with the remainder still playing youth soccer. During the camp, the USA will play a match against the University of Central Florida on Friday, February 3 at the Paul Filipe Estate in Palm City, Fla., with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. ET.
U.S. U19 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Aubrei Corder (Nebraska-Lincoln; Barboursville, W.V.), Amanda Dennis (Penn State; Palmetto, Fla.), Laurel Ivory (West Florida Flames; Surfside, Fla.), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (11): Kerry Abello (Eclipse Select; Batavia, Ill.), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire S.C.; Newcastle, Wash.), Julie Mackin (Clemson; Castle Rock, Colo.), Tara McKeown (San Diego Surf; Newbury Park, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee Soccer Club; Brentwood, Tenn.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Emily Smith (De Anza Force; Los Gatos, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Haley Berg (Solar; Celina, Texas), Samantha Coffey (Match Fit Academy; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.), Jordan Harr (Texas Tech; Sachse, Texas), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA U18 Arsenal; Colts Neck, N.J.), Viviana Villacorta (Beach F.C.; Lawndale, Calif.), Natalie Winters (Iowa; Plymouth, Mich.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Penn.)
FORWARDS (7): Amirah Ali (PDA; Voorhees, N.J.), Belle Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Cecilia Gee (Stanford University; Orinda, Calif.), Mireya Grey (Crossfire; Seattle, Wash.), Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara; Liberty Lake, Wash.)