DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University incoming freshmen Mollie Pathman and Natasha Anasi are two of 24 women’s soccer players who have been invited by the United States U-18 Women’s National Team Head Coach Dave Chesler to a training camp at The Home Depot Center from April 10-17.
All of the players in with the U-18s are age-eligible to compete in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and will be trying to make an impact on the U-20 coaching staff with the possibility of an invite into events before U-20 head coach Jill Ellis chooses her squad for the U-20 WWC in Germany.
The U.S. U-18s will face UC Irvine, the U.S. U-20s and a W-League team during camp.
Pathman, who is a native of Durham, N.C., has tallied 99 goals and 45 assists over her career at Durham Academy. She was ranked the 20th best player in the nation in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Girls 2010 Top 100 rankings and is the reigning North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year.
A product of Arlington, Texas, Anasi was a 2009 NSCAA/adidas Girls’ High School All-America and was ranked No. 36 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Girls 2010 Top 100 rankings. She has registered 31 goals and 28 assists over her career at James W. Martin High School.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position GOALKEEPERS (5): Britt Eckerstrom (FC Frederick; Boyds, Md.), Bryane Heaberlin (Clearwater Chargers; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Megan Kufeld (Mustang Soccer; Fremont, Calif.), Abigail Steele (Mustang Soccer; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Anna Sieloff (Vardar; Troy, Mich.) DEFENDERS (7): Torri Allen (McLean Dragons; Stafford, Va.), Arin Gilliland (Ohio Elite; Wilmore, KY), Vanessa Laxgang (Eclipse; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Riliegh McHugh (Hershey Attack SC; Hummelstown, PA), Dominique Richardson (Legends FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Samantha Scofield (Eclipse; Geneva, Ill.), Courtney Smith (Dallas Texans; Plano, Texas) MIDFIELDERS (7): Natasha Anasi (Dallas Texans; Arlington, Texas), Alexandria Crown (Florida Rush; Orlando, Fla.), Lindsay Elston (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.), Juliann Jeffrey (Dallas Texans; Richardson, Texas), Amanda Laddish (Blue Valley Stars; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Meagan Morris (Montclair Aristocrats; Montclair, N.J.), Mollie Pathman (Triangle FC; Durham, N.C.) FORWARDS (5): Michelle Cruz (Real So Cal; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Kealia Ohai (Utah Avalanche; Draper, Utah), Courtney Proctor (Slammers; Santa Clarita, Calif.), Katie Stengel (Space Coast United; West Melbourne, Fla.), Chioma Ubogagu (D’Feeters; Coppell, Texas)