Rodriguez and Holmes Named to U.S. U-20 National Team
Jan. 17, 2006
The USC women's soccer team will have two players suit up in red, white and blue this month as members of the U.S. Women's Under-20 National Team competing at the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Qualifying Tournament Jan. 18-27 in Veracruz, Mexico. Freshman forward Amy Rodriguez and freshman defender Meagan Holmes will make repeat appearances for Team USA, having teamed up last summer at the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand.
Rodriguez and Holmes were selected for the 20-player roster after participating in U.S. U-20 National Team coach Tim Schulz's training camp, which ran Jan. 2-10 at the Home Depot Center and included 29 of the top young players in the nation. The 20 selected members now begin competition in Mexico in an effort to finish in the top three at the qualifying tourney and advance to the 2006 U-20 Women's World Championship to be held in Russia Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2006.
Rodriguez also has competed as a member of the full U.S. Women's National Team last summer. As automatic starters, the freshman duo helped power USC to the NCAA Second Round in 2005. Both received Freshman All-America honors and were recently named SoccerTimes All-Americans. Rodriguez led the Women of Troy with nine goals and 25 points on the year, and Holmes helped anchor USC's tough defensive back line, which powered the Trojans to 12 shutouts in 2005.
The pair of Women of Troy will team up with some familiar faces. USC's 2005 opponents Penn State, Florida State and UCLA also have players selected to the U-20 squad that begins international competition on Jan. 19.
U.S. UNDER-20 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM CONCACAF QUALIFYING ROSTER2006 CONCACAF Final U-20 Women's QualifyingJan. 17-27, 2006Cordoba and Veracruz, MexicoPlayer Pos. Ht. DOB Hometown School Caps/GoalsAdams, Danesha M 5-6 06/06/86 Shaker Heights, Ohio UCLA 0/0Angeli, Jordan M 5-9 05/31/86 Lakewood, Colo. Santa Clara 0/0Beam, Lindsay M 5-7 03/27/86 Greer, S.C. Charlotte 0/0Brock, Brittany M 5-7 04/11/87 Naperville, Ill. Notre Dame 0/0Cheney, Lauren F 5-8 09/30/87 Indianapolis, Ind. Ben Davis HS 0Davis, Kelsey GK 5-11 05/14/87 Thousand Oaks, Calif. UCLA 4Dew, Carrie D 5-9 12/08/86 Encinitas, Calif. Notre Dame 0/0DiMartino, Tina M 5-1 11/06/86 Massapequa Park, N.Y. UCLA 0/0Henderson, Val GK 5-7 04/19/86 Orinda, Calif. UCLA 0Holmes, Meagan D 5-6 02/21/87 Timonium, Md. USC 7/0Krzysik, Nikki D 5-7 05/23/87 Clifton, N.J. Virginia 11/0Logterman, Stephanie D 5-6 02/25/86 Austin, Texas Texas 21/0Long, Allie M 5-7 08/13/87 East Northport, N.Y. Penn State 0/0Lopez, Stephanie D 5-6 04/03/86 Elk Grove, Calif. Portland 24/0Moore, Kasey D 5-7 08/03/87 Mission Viejo, Calif. Texas 0/0O'Hara, Kelley F 5-5 08/04/88 Fayetteville, Ga. Starrs Mills HS 0/0Poach, Amanda M 5-6 07/25/87 Bowie, Md. Santa Clara 0/0Rodriguez, Amy F 5-4 02/17/87 Lake Forest, Calif. USC 6/2Rostedt, Jessica F 5-9 03/03/86 Kent, Ohio Virginia 6/3Wagenfuhr, Sarah D 5-3 12/31/86 Colorado Springs, Colo. Florida State 0/0
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kelsey Davis, Val Henderson; DEFENDERS (7): Carrie Dew, Meagan Holmes, Nikki Kryzsik, Stephanie Logterman, Stephanie Lopez, Kasey Moore, Sara Wagenfuhr; MIDFIELDERS (7): Danesha Adams, Jordan Angeli, Lindsay Beam, Brittany Bock, Tina DiMartino, Allie Long, Amanda Poach; FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Kelley O'Hara, Amy Rodriguez, Jessica Rostedt.
Team Staff:Head Coach: Tim Schulz Lakewood, Colo.Assistant Coach: Gregg Murphy Los Angeles, Calif.GK Coach: Steve Branz Houston, TexasTeam Administrator: Amy Colquhoun Long Beach, Calif.Equipment Coordinator: Jesse Bignami Long Beach, Calif.Press Officer: Aaron Heifetz Long Beach, Calif.
2006 CONCACAF WOMEN'S UNDER-20 FINAL ROUND QUALIFYING SCHEDULEJanuary 18, 2006 - Group ACanada vs. Trinidad & Tobago (1 p.m. ET) VeracruzMexico vs. Panama (4 p.m. ET) Veracruz
January 19, 2006 - Group BEl Salvador vs. Surinam (1 p.m. ET) CórdobaUSA vs. Jamaica (3:30 p.m. ET) Córdoba
January 20, 2006 - Group APanama vs. Canada (1 p.m. ET) VeracruzMexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago (4 p.m. ET) Veracruz
January 21, 2006 - Group BJamaica vs. El Salvador (1 p.m. ET) CórdobaSurinam vs. USA (3:30 p.m. ET) Córdoba
January 22, 2006 - Group ATrinidad & Tobago vs. Panama (1 p.m. ET) VeracruzMexico vs. Canada (4 p.m. ET) Veracruz
January 23, 2006 - Group BJamaica vs. Surinam (1 p.m. ET) CórdobaUSA vs. El Salvador (3:30 p.m. ET) Córdoba
January 25, 2006 - Semifinals1st in A vs. 2nd in B (1 p.m. ET) Veracruz1st in B vs. 2nd in A (4 p.m. ET) Veracruz
January 27, 2006Third-Place Match (1 p.m. ET) VeracruzChampionship Final (4 p.m. ET) Veracruz