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Pathman, Cobb Set to Train With the U-20s
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/11/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -  Duke University standouts Mollie Pathman and Kelly Cobb will travel to Carson, Calif., this weekend for another round of training with the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team at The Home Depot Center from May 13-20.  The squad continues its preparations for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.

U.S. U-20 WNT head coach Steve Swanson has called up 26 players for a camp that will feature two matches against the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team (May 15 and May 17, both at 3 p.m. PT) and a full international on May 19 against the New Zealand U-20 Women’s National Team, which has also qualified for the Women’s World Cup to be held from Aug. 19 through Sept. 9 in five Japanese cities.

The vast majority of the players on the U.S. roster have been in the mix for a while now and helped the squad qualify in early March for the World Cup. However, Swanson has recalled Cobb and is also giving looks to forward Becca Wann of the University of Richmond, who also plays basketball for the Spiders, and Makenzy Doniak, a high school senior who plays for Slammers FC.

The U.S. U-20s have a 10-0-0 record this year, all in international matches, with forward Lindsey Horan, a high school senior, leading the team in goals with 10. The USA has scored 44 goals over those 10 matches. Forward Chioma Ubogagu has scored six times while midfielder Samantha Mewis and forward Maya Hayes have five goals apiece. Midfielder Julie Johnston and Kealia Ohai have found the net four times, as has forward Katie Stengel.

Pathman, who is one of the starting defenders on the squad, has guided a defense that has allowed only two goals in those matches.  A product of Chugiak, Alaska, Cobb rejoins the U-20 team for the first time since 2011 as she is still rehabbing an injured ankle.   

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Bryane Heaberlin (North Carolina; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Megan Kufeld (Washington; Fremont, Calif.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Amack (Mustang Blast; Pleasanton, Calif.), Olivia Brannon (Virginia; Troy, Mich.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Caprice Dydasco (UCLA; Honolulu, Hawaii), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Ashley Meier (Cleveland Whitecaps; Strongsville, Ohio), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (8): Kelly Cobb (Duke; Chugiak, Alaska), Makenzy Doniak (Slammers FC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.), Chioma Ubogagu (Stanford; Coppell, Texas), Becca Wann (Richmond; Chesterfield, Va.)

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