Ahmadian and Bebar Called to USYNT U-20 National Team Camp
CHICAGO (November 6, 2019) — The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will include Ainsley Ahmadian and Hannah Bebar when the national team pool comes together for a training camp being held from Nov. 4-10 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The event will be held in conjunction with a U.S. U-17 WNT training camp.
As the camp falls at the end of the college season, the roster consists of just four college players with the remaining 18 coming from youth clubs.
The make-up of the roster means that Head Coach Mark Carr will be evaluating players from the younger portion of the U-20 WNT player pool during this training camp, calling in 12 players born in 2002, eight in 2001 and just two in 2000. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2000 are age-eligible for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Including this camp, Carr will have three events before choosing a roster for the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship to be held at the end of February. That tournament will qualify three teams to the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The training camp roster includes eight players who represented the USA at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay: goalkeeper Julia Dohle, defenders Michela Agresti, Samar Guidry and Smith Hunter, midfielders Hannah Bebar and Astrid Wheeler, and forwards Samantha Meza and Trinity Rodman. Forward Ainsley Ahmadian just missed out on the WC due to injury.
U.S. U-20 WNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Julia Dohle (Penn State; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Mia Justus (IMG Academy; Amherst, Ohio), Halle Mackiewicz (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (7): Michela Agresti (Boston College; Swampscott, Mass.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Emily Mason (PDA; Flemington, N.J.), Quincy McMahon (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Hannah Zaluski (George Washington; Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Aislynn Crowder (Hawaii Rush SC; Mililani, Hawaii), Lia Godfrey (United Soccer Alliance; Fleming Island, Fla.), Emily Mathews (Nationals; Macomb, Mich.), Amber Nguyen (Tophat; Snellville, Ga.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Ainsley Ahmadian (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Dilary Heredia-Beltran (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kan.), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Hannah Richardson (Kentucky; Bartlett, Ill.), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues SC; Laguna Niguel, Calif.), Reilyn Turner (So Cal Blues SC; Laguna Beach, Calif.)