Three ISC Players Called Up to U-18 Women’s National Team Camp
Youth Soccer News: The U.S. U17 Women’s National Team and the U.S. U18 Women’s National Team held concurrent training camps at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California at the end of October.
“After coming off such a successful tournament with the U19 WNT in China where they both started in games against Japan and China and helped contribute to the team’s championship, it is no surprise to see Sydney and Jordan invited back into camp this month,” Internationals SC Founder, President, and Director of Coaching Zdravko Popovic commented.
“They continue to focus on the details of their game and it shows in their performance at the highest level,” Popovic continued. “We are also happy to see Loren get her second call-up this fall and believe that her confidence and comfort will continue to grow with each opportunity. Loren’s quickness and technical ability to solve pressure in tight spaces make her difficult to contain.”
U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias named the 28 players for the camp.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity to prove myself again and train with the top players in the country,” Sefcik added. “They challenge me both physically and mentally to become a better player. It should be a fun week.”
U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Katherine Asman (Tophat SC; Roswell, Ga.), Claudia Dickey (CSA; Charlotte, N.C.), Samantha Estrada (Houston Dash; The Woodlands, Texas), Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma FC; Edmond, Okla.)
DEFENDERS (8): Claire Constant (McClean SC; Alexandria, Va.), Chai Cortez (Maui United SC; Kahului, Hawaii), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Naomi Girma (California Thorns; San Jose, Calif.), Shea Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Ella Shamburger (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Hailey Stodden (Colorado Rush; Broomfield, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Brianna Atterbury (Sereno; Gilbert, Ariz.), Cori Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton Colo.), Laura Fuentes (Palo Alto SC; Newark, Calif.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion; Sewell, N.J.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers SC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Allison Schlegel (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.), Sakura Yoshida (Reign Academy; Redmond, Wash.)
FORWARDS (8): Jordan Brewster (Internationals SC; North Canton, Ohio), Rachel Dorwart (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Penn.), Aleigh Gambone (McClean SC; Clifton, Va.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Anna Podojil (Ohio Elite; Cincinnati, Ohio); Loren Sefcik (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Ashlynn Serepca (Carolina Rapids; Cornelius, N.C.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.)
Photo Credit: Buzz Meade, Lynn Brewster, and Internationals SC