Fishel Earns First USWNT Call-Up
UCLA sophomore forward Mia Fishel has earned her first call-up to U.S. Women's National Team training camp, which will take place in Commerce City, Colorado from Oct. 18-28. Joining her on the 27-player roster in the national team's first camp in seven months are UCLA alumnae Abby Dahlkemper and Ashley Sanchez.
Fishel's most recent USWNT appearance came at the 2020 Concacaf U-20 Championships, where she won the Golden Ball after scoring 13 goals, a new record for a U.S. player at a Concacaf Youth Qualifying Tournament. Two of her 13 goals were scored in the championship game, including the game-winner. Fishel has extensive US Youth National Team experience, having played in the 2018 U-17 World Cup and Concacaf Championships, and the 2016 Concacaf U-15 Championships.
The San Diego native led UCLA scoring in 2019 with 14 goals, six game-winning goals and 31 points. She was also the Bruins' leading scorer in the postseason, tallying five goals and 11 points. Selected to Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman Best XI, Fishel ranked third among all freshmen in the nation in goals scored. Fishel was selected to the Pac-12's all-conference third team and to the all-freshman squad.
Sanchez, UCLA's all-time leader in assists with 42 from 2017-19, was last called into USWNT training camp in December and is coming off a shortened season with the Washington Spirit during which she received the NWSL Challenge Cup Future Legend Award.
Dahlkemper, who was the 2013 Honda Sport Award winner during her NCAA Championship-winning junior season at UCLA, is a USWNT fixture with 61 caps and a 2019 World Cup win. She has won three NWSL Championships, two with the North Carolina Courage and another with the Western New York Flash.
USWNT October 2020 Training Camp Roster (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit; 0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 25), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 63)
DEFENDERS (10): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 61/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 26/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 104/24), Naomi Girma (Stanford; 0/0), Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0) Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 107/1), Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals FC; 131/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 177/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 32/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shea Groom (Houston Dash; 0/0), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 86/19), Morgan Gautrat (Chicago Red Stars; 87/8), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 0/0), Catarina Macario (Stanford; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 0/0)
FORWARDS (6): Bethany Balcer (OL Reign; 0/0), Mia Fishel (UCLA; 0/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Kealia Watt (Chicago Red Stars; 3/1), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 28/9)