Empire United’s Charlotte Williams joined the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team as it came together in Seattle, Washington from July 21-28 for a training camp featuring 24 players. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow called 20 college players and four youth club players to the camp, which includes a match against the Seattle Sounders Women of the WPSL on Monday, July 24.
The U-23 WNT trained in Seattle at the same time as the full U.S. Women’s National Team, which was preparing to open the Tournament of Nations.
The U.S. U-23 WNT was last together in June for the Women’s U-23 Four Nations Nordic Tournament in Sweden where it defeated Norway 3-0, tied England 0-0 and downed Sweden 2-1 while playing with a roster that featured seven professional players from the NWSL.
Because this camp comes in the middle of the NWSL season, there are no professionals on the roster, but 11 players who were in Sweden have been called to this camp, including defender Kaleigh Riehl, who scored against Norway in Sweden.
U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.), Annabella Geist (Oregon State; Milwaukie,
DEFENDERS (9): Brooke Denesik (Texas Tech; Anthem, Ariz.), Indigo Gibson (California; Rancho Santa
Margarita, Calif.), Zoey Goralski (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.), Natalie Jacobs (Notre Dame; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie
Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Kimberly Keever (Washington; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Tegan McGrady
(Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Gabrielle Seiler (Florida,
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kristina Fisher (Miami; Jupiter, Fla.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna
Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Shannon Simon (Washington;
Torrance, Calif.), Charlotte Williams (Penn State; Rochester, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (7): Grace Hagan (Kansas; Wichita, Kans.), Sarah Luebbert (Missouri; Jefferson City, Mo.), Hailie
Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado;
Fort Collins, Colo.), Frances Crouse (Penn State; Greensburg, Penn.), Marissa Everett (Oregon; Canyon Lake,