St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

 Davis Called In to U-18 National Team

10/20/15SLSG Soccer

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – SLSG Missouri Girls has announced that Kirsten Davis has been called in to the U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team Camp. Davis returns into camp for her third time after previously being in with the U-20’s.

Davis is a member of the SLSG MO ECNL U-17 team coached by Ralph Richards.

“It is a huge accomplishment for any player to be selected into camp once; but three times is an incredible honor,” Richards said. “This is an exciting time for Kirsten.”

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team is currently training with 26 players at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The camp runs from Oct. 18-25.

“Kirsten has been working even harder since she returned from U-20 USWNT camp (in August),” Richards added. “She knows how talented and committed the other girls are, and more importantly, she knows what the National Team is working towards both in 2016 and in 2018.”

The U-18s are coached by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrich. The side is coming off a trip to Mexico City in August, where they went 0-1-1 in two games against the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team.

During the current event, the U-18s will play the San Diego Sea Lions of the W-League on Saturday, October 24 at 6 p.m.

All of the players in this camp were born in 1998, and all are eligible for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. However, the main goal for this age group is to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Amanda Dennis (Slammers FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Shelby Hogan (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Franklin, Mass.), Gabrielle Kouzelos (Internationals; Wadsworth, Ohio), Amanda McGlynn (Jacksonville United; Jacksonville, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (8): Jlon Flippens (FC Delco; Philadelphia, Pa.), Kelsey Kiley (BRYC; Centreville, Va.), Adriana Kuryla (PDA; Morganville, N.J.), Julie Mackin (Real Colorado; Castle Rock, Colo.), Kaiya McCullough (San Diego Surf; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Tatumn Milazzo (Eclipse Select SC; Orland Park, Ill.), Mia Palmer (Crossfire United; Portland, Ore.), Kirsten Siragusa (Dallas Sting; Rowlett, Texas)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Olivia Athens (PSV Union; Atherton, Calif.), Alea Hyatt (Eagles Soccer Club; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Taylor Kornieck (Las Vegas Premier; Henderson, Nev.), Daria Petredes (Beach FC; Yorba Linda, Calif.), Haley Schueppert (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Rylee Seekins (FC Portland; Vancouver, Wash.)

FORWARDS (7): Kirsten Davis (SLSG – Missouri; Chesterfield, Mo.), Sunny Dunphy (Slammers FC; Carlsbad, Calif.), Erin Gilroy (East Meadow Soccer Club; North Bellmore, N.Y.), Abigail Kim (Pacific NW Soccer Club; Vashon, Wash.), Madison Schultz (Crossfire United; Edmonds, Wash.), Rheagen Smith (Dallas Texans; Carrollton, Texas), Taylor Ziemer (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.)