U.S. Under-15 girl’s national team head coach Tracey Kevins has named her roster for the upcoming concurrent training camp with the U.S. Under 16 girl’s national team in Florida. Reign Academy goalkeeper Neeku Purcell is among the 24 players called in.
“Neeku continues to be excited for these opportunities and has taken seriously a commitment to her own player development,” said Reign Academy technical director Kim Calkins. “We are proud of her and recognize the leadership she has demanded of herself and her teammates while competing for the Reign Academy and her country. Goalkeeper is a very specialized position and to repeatedly be considered as one of the top in the country is a great honor and challenge.”
The camp will run from January 27th to February 3rd in Bradenton, Florida, and the two teams will scrimmage against each other several times during the camp. This is Purcell’s first U-15 call up this year.
U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Haley Craig (Hawks-Wolves SC; Dexter, Mich.), Olivia Molina (California Thorns FC; San Bruno, Calif.), Neeku Purcell (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (7): Andrea Kitahata (San Jose Earthquakes; Hillsborough, Calif.), Aidan McConnell (Hawks-Wolves SC; Dexter, Mich.), Phoenix Dawn Miranda (Leahi; Aiea, Hawaii), Ayo Oke (Concorde Fire; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kellie Pagador (Placer United; Roseville, Calif.), Lilly Reale (South Shore Select; Hingham, Mass.), Alyssa Stadeker (Concorde Fire; Smyrna, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Colby Barnett (Strikers FC; Los Alamitos, Calif.), Emily Colton (L.A. Galaxy San Diego; Carlsbad, Calif.), Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Tatiana Fung (LAFC Slammers; Fullerton, Calif.), Carina Lageyre (Weston FC; Cooper City, Fla.), Devin Lynch (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Isabella Piete (San Diego Surf; Alpine, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Solar FC; Richardson, Texas), Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.), Simone Jackson (LAFC Slammers; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Arianna Manrique (NTH Tophat; Buford, Ga.), Jillian Shimkin (FC Fury NY; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Farrah Walters (SC del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amelia White (Fort Wayne United; Fort Wayne, Ind.)
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