Boyds, MD (January 9, 2018) – Washington Spirit Academy – Baltimore Armour forward Jordan Canniff has been named to U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team head coach Mark Carr’s 24-player roster for the team’s first training camp and friendlies of 2018.
The U.S. U-17 WNT is gathering in South Florida from Jan. 10-19 for a camp which will feature two international matches against up-and-coming Venezuela on Jan. 15 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg and Jan. 18 at IMG Academy in Bradenton.
Twenty of the players on Carr’s first U-17 roster of 2018 come from U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy clubs, Nine members of the roster have earned double-digit caps in their U-17 careers, led by defender Kate Wiesner (24), defender Kennedy Wesley (21) and Canniff (19). All three were part of the previous cycle and played at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
Canniff leads the group in international goals with eight, followed by five from Maya Doms and four from both Croix Bethune and Isabella D’Aquila.
U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang Soccer Club; Danville, Calif.), Hailey Coll (Portland Thorns FC; Eugene, Ore.), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.)
DEFENDERS (6): Tori Hansen (NC Courage; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues Soccer Club; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Jaelyn Eisenhart (LAFC Slammers/Las Vegas, Nevada), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), MacKenzee Vance (United Soccer Alliance; Bluffton, S.C.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy – Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D’Aquila (So Cal Blues Soccer Club; Mission Viejo, Calif), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)