O'Hara and U-20 National Team Heads to South Carolina
May 9, 2008
Sophomore Kelley O'Hara and the rest of the U-20 national team will head to South Carolina as part of a two-week training camp in Clemson, S.C., from May 12-27 to prepare for the CONCACAF Qualifying in June.
O'Hara, a Fayetteville, Ga. native, led the squad in scoring last year with a team-high nine goals and five assists.
Head coach Tony DiCicco will bring 26 players to training camp where the team will play a match on May 22 against the USL W-League Atlanta Silverbacks and several other scrimmages, including another possible game against a W-League side. After an evaluation camp in April that featured 34 players, DiCicco has paired down the pool and is now focusing on the qualifying tournament that will take place in Puebla, Mexico, from June 17-28.
At the tournament, the U.S. U-20 WNT will compete for one of three CONCACAF berths at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. Along with the U.S. and hosts Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Trinidad & Tobago will participate in the tournament. The draw to determine the two groups will take place on May 6 at the CONCACAF General Secretariat in New York City. The 2008 FIFA U 20 Women's World Cup will feature 16 teams. Eleven countries have qualified thus far for Chile:
Asia: China, Japan, North Korea
Africa: Two berths TBD
Europe: England, France, Germany, Norway
CONCACAF: Three berths TBD
Oceania: New Zealand
South America: Brazil, Argentina
U.S. U-20 Women's National Team Roster
Goalkeepers (3): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M), Chantel Jones (Virginia),Alyssa Naeher (Penn State)
Defenders (8): Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame),Liz Harkin (ASU), Meghan Klingenberg (UNC), Brittney Macdonald (Miami),Nikki Marshall (University of Colorado), Elli Reed (Portland), Ella Stephan(Florida State)
Midfielders (5): Amanda DaCosta (Florida State), Becky Edwards (FloridaState), Christine Nairn (Freestate Shooters), Teresa Noyola (MVLA Mercury),Ingrid Wells (Georgetown)
Forwards (10): Kiersten Dallstream (Washington State), Gina DiMartino(Boston College), Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Sydney Leroux (Sereno FC),Alyssa Mautz (Texas A & M), Jessica Mcdonald (Phoenix College), Alex Morgan(California), Casey Nogueira (UNC), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford), NikkiWashington (UNC)