Press, O'Hara To Compete With U.S. U-23 Squad In The Pacific Northwest
April 10, 2009
CARSON, Calif. - Stanford rising senior Kelley O'Hara and junior Christen Press will join the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team for a training camp in Portland, Oregon, from April 11-19 that will feature a match against the University of Portland Pilots on April 18 at 7 p.m. at Merlo Field.
Tickets are on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or over the phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available in person at the Pilot Box Office Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ticket prices range from $7-12 for adults and $5-12 for youths. Group packages of 10 or more are available at $5 per ticket (General Admission only). Admission is free for all UP students.Prior to the match with the Pilots, the U-23s will also play two matches against college teams, taking on Oregon State on April 14 in Corvallis at 7 p.m. and the University of Washington on April 16 at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton at a time TBD.
With this year's Nordic Cup cancelled, the team is preparing for a potential European tour this summer. Head coach Bill Irwin led the U-23s to its second consecutive Nordic Cup title in 2008 and its 10th in the last 12 years. Irwin's roster for this camp will consist entirely of college players after his first camp of the year was made up mostly of professional players who are currently with their WPS clubs.
U.S. U-23 Women's National Team
Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M; Centennial, Colo.), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State; Seymour, Conn.), Kristin Olsen (USC; Orange, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Lauren Barnes (UCLA; Upland, Calif.), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Kimberly Germain (James Madison; McLean, Va.), Nikki Marshall (Colorado; Mead, Colo.), Lizzy Nichols (Harvard; Princeton, N.J.), Carly Peetz (Nebraska; Lincoln, Neb.), Kat Reynolds (Santa Clara; Medina, Wash.), Brittany Taylor (UConn; Campbell Hall, N.Y.), Brianne Young (Texas A&M; Castle Pines North, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Sinead Farrelly (Virginia; Havertown, Pa.), Ali Hawkins (UNC; Encinitas, Calif.), Kelly Isleib (Utah; Park City, Utah), Katie Oakes (California; West Hills, Calif.), Sophie Reiser (Columbia; Seattle, Wash.), Kylie Wright (UCLA; R. Santa Margarita, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame; Garland, Texas), Alex Morgan (California; Diamond Bar, Calif.), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford; Fayetteville, Ga.), Christen Press (Stanford; PV Estates, Calif.), Katie Schoepfer (Penn State; Waterford, Conn.).