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U.S. U-15 Girls National Team travels to the Netherlands

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will travel to the Netherlands for a training camp running from June 3-13 that will conclude with two matches against the hosts.

April Kater will coach the group and has called up 19 players born in 2003 and one in 2004 in forward Allyson Sentnor. Last November as a 13-year-old playing for the U.S. U-15s, Sentnor scored five goals over two games against Germany, tallying twice in a 3-2 win and then notched a hat trick in a 6-1 victory.

This is the second event of the year for the U.S. U-15 GNT and first international trip. The first match against the Dutch will take place on June 10 and the second will be on June 12. Both games will take place in Woerden, Netherlands.

Nine players on the roster recently competed for the U.S. U-16 GNT at the UEFA Women’s Development Tournament in Portugal where the young Americans won all three games, defeating Belgium by a 5-1 score while downing both Portugal and Switzerland, 2-1.

U.S. U-15 GNT Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nadia Cooper (Shattuck-St. Mary’s; Katy, Texas), Haley Craig (Michigan Hawks; Dexter, Mich.)

DEFENDERS (6): Courtney Boone (Legends FC; West Covina, Calif.), Andrea Kitahata (San Jose Earthquakes; Hillsborough, Calif.), Aidan McConnell (Michigan Hawks; Dexter, Mich.), Ayo Oke (Concorde Fire; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kellie Pagador (Placer United SC; Roseville, Calif.), Lilly Reale (South Shore Select; Hingham, Mass.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.), Tatiana Fung (LAFC Slammers; Fullerton, Calif.), Riley Gleason (So Cal Blues SC; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Carina Lageyre (Weston FC; Cooper City, Fla.), Devin Lynch (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Jillian Shimkin (FC Fury NY; Rockville Centre, N.Y.)

FORWARDS (6): Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.), Simone Jackson (LAFC Slammers; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Arianna Manrique (NTH Tophat; Buford, Ga.), Makhiya McDonald (Solar SC; Lancaster, Texas), Allyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.), Amelia White (Fort Wayne United FC; Fort Wayne, Ind.)