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Photo: CAL Athletics / Al Sermeno
BOYDS, Md (Feb 24, 2017) – U.S. Soccer has announced forward Arielle Ship as a member of the 22-player roster for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team trip to La Manga, Spain from February 25 to March 7. The team will play three matches against their U-23 counterparts from Japan (March 2), England (March 4), and Norway (March 7).
Ship was drafted by Seattle Reign FC with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. The Spirit acquired the forward via trade on January 23, 2017. The former Cal – Berkeley player finished her college career tied for seventh all-time at Cal in goals with 29. She led the team in goals both her senior and junior years with 11 and 14 goals, respectively.
Upon returning from Spain, Ship will join the Washington Spirit preseason, with the first preseason match scheduled for Saturday, March 18 against Penn State University at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit’s NWSL regular season home opener will be against North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 15 at 3 p.m. also at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Fans can obtain season tickets and tickets for any of our preseason matches by visiting our website at tickets.washingtonspirit.com or by calling 301-591-0927.
U-23 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.), Madalyn Schiffel (Seattle Reign; Citrus Heights, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue FC; West Covina, Calif.), Adrienne Jordan (IBV; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign; Montville, N.J.), Kayla Mills (Sky Blue FC; West Covina, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars; Elgin, Ill.), Erica Skroski (Sky Blue FC; New Brunswick, N.J.), Samantha Witteman (NC Courage; Redondo Beach, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Andrews (Boston Breakers; Milford, N.H.), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; Menlo Park, Calif.), Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City, Raleigh, N.C.), Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns; Lutherville, Md.), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers; Silver Spring, Md.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride; San Clemente, Calif.)
FORWARDS (5): Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns; San Francisco, Calif.), Makenzy Doniak (NC Courage; Chino Hills, Calif.), Ashley Hatch (NC Courage; Gilbert, Ariz.), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.), Arielle Ship (Washington Spirit; Westlake Village, Calif.)