Women's Soccer

Evans Garners Under-20 National Team Selection

CHICAGO - U.S. Under-20 Women's Youth National Team head coach Tracey Kevins has named a 24-player roster, including Stanford's Elise Evans, for the team's training camp in Southern California that will include two international matches against Korea Republic.

The event is another step on the road to the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup which will be held this fall in Colombia.

The USA will face South Korea, which will also be participating in the upcoming World Cup, on Friday, May 31 and Monday, June 3. Both matches will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium and both games will kick off at 3 p.m. PT.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004, are age-eligible for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. For this trip, Kevins selected 13 players born in 2004, seven born in 2005 and four born in 2006.

The training camp, which will take place during the FIFA international break, features a roster with seven professional players, 13 college players and four youth club players. The seven current pros – defenders Savy King (Bay FC) and Gisele Thompson (Angel City FC), midfielders Riley Jackson (North Carolina Courage), Ally Lemos (Orlando Pride) and Claire Hutton (Kansas City Current) and forwards Emeri Adames (Seattle Reign FC) and Ally Sentnor (Utah Royals) – are all in their rookie years in the NWSL.

The U.S. U-20 WYNT has played four international matches so far this year, defeating Colombia in a pair of games by 1-0 scores in February, drawing Germany 0-0 in Germany in April and defeating Canada, 3-1, in Germany on that same trip.

Twelve players on the roster, including Evans, helped the USA qualify for the upcoming World Cup via the 2023 Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic.

U.S. U-20 Women's Youth National Team – May/June Domestic Camp– Carson, Calif.
Roster by Position (College or Club; Hometown)
Goalkeepers (2): Mackenzie Gress (Penn State; Lyndhurst, N.J.), Teagan Wy (California; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

Defenders (8): Jordyn Bugg (San Diego Surf SC; El Cajon, Calif.), Elise Evans (Stanford; Redwood City, Calif.), Nicki Fraser (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Heather Gilchrist (Florida State; Boulder, Colo.), Savy King (Bay FC; West Hills, Calif.), Leah Klenke (Notre Dame; Houston, Texas), Maggie Taitano (South Carolina; Carlsbad, Calif.), Gisele Thompson (Angel City FC; Studio City, Calif.)

Midfielders (6): Sofia Cook (UCLA; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Sam Courtwright (Texas Tech; Dallas, Texas), Claire Hutton (Kansas City Current; Bethlehem, N.Y.), Riley Jackson (North Carolina Courage; Roswell, Georgia), Ally Lemos (Orlando Pride; Glendora, Calif.), Lauren Martinho (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.)

Forwards (8): Emeri Adames (Seattle Reign FC; Red Oak, Tex.), Katie Shea Collins (Tennessee SC; Gallatin, Tenn.), Maddie Dahlien (UNC; Edina, Minn.), Jordynn Dudley (Florida State; Milton, Georgia), Giana Riley (Florida State; Manteca, Calif.), Ally Sentnor (Utah Royals; Hanson, Mass.), Taylor Suarez (Florida State; Charlotte, N.C.), Pietra Tordin (Princeton University; Miami, Fla.)