Boyds, MD (July 24, 2017) – U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team goalkeeper Cayla White has joined Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour ahead of the inaugural U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy season.
White has played in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) the past several seasons for Northern Virginia based McLean Youth Soccer, and helped her team reach the ECNL National Playoffs this spring at the coveted Champions League level.
The class of 2019 goalkeeper was one of six players at her position called into U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team training camp in May by head coach Mark Carr, as the team prepares for 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying. She has also previously attended camp with the U.S. U-14 Girls National Team.
“We are very excited that Cayla has chosen to further her development in our Academy,” said Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour technical director Denise Reddy. “She is an outstanding keeper who brings a wealth of top level experience.”
In the summer of 2016, White played up at the U-19 level for McLean ‘96 Green at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. She has also played at the U-23 level for the past two summers in CCL PRO23, and helped McLean win the women’s championship in the league’s inaugural season.
During her recently completed sophomore season at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, White was named to the Virginia High School League 6A North Region first team and made second team all-state.
All eight Washington Spirit Academy teams in Virginia and Maryland will kick off the inaugural U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy season this fall. The 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Girls’ DA regular season schedule was released on June 1. [+View the Girls’ DA Schedule]
The Washington Spirit will operate two U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy programs when the nation’s top league and development program for female players kicks off in 2017. For more information on the Washington Spirit U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy programs in Virginia and Maryland, visit washingtonspirit.com/da.