Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 04/05/2013
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DURHAM, N.C.- Blue Devil Incoming freshman Toni Payne was selected to train with the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team April 13-20 as it travels to the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., for training camp, as announced by head coach Michelle French this week. Of the 24 members named to the team, Payne is one of only 12 players named to the squad who have yet to graduate from high school.
Payne, a midfielder from Birmingham, Ala., is set to join an Under-20 team who is coming off three-matches in La Manga, Spain where it tied Norway and Sweden and lost to Germany. Although not a member of that team, Payne has experience playing with the United States National Team after attending the U-20 training camp in February and competing in the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala.
While playing at Oak Mountain High School, Payne garnered NSCAA All-America accolades during her junior and senior seasons, while also being named a two-time Birmingham News All-State first team and All-Metro Team selection, as well as Birmingham News State & Metro Player of the Year honors. Payne recorded 37 goals and 25 assists during her junior campaign at Oak Mountain, while leading her team to a 28-2 overall record.
While at training camp, the U-20 squad will scrimmage the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team, which will feature Duke junior Mollie Pathman, April 16 and April 19.
For updates on training camp, visit www.ussoccer.com.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position: GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire; Kennesaw, Ga.), Cassie Miller (Florida State; Cave Creek, Ariz.), Morgan Stearns (McLean Youth Soccer; San Antonio, Texas), Andi Tostanoski (Santa Clara; Colorado Springs, Colo.) DEFENDERS: (5): Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), Hanna Gardner (North Carolina; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.) MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies; Raleigh, N.C.), Jordan Jesolva (SoCal Blues; La Mirada, Calif.), Rose Lavelle (Cincinnati United; Cincinnati, Ohio), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Danielle Weatherholt (Santa Clara; Capistrano Beach, Calif.), Isabel Farrell (Washington; Bellevue, Wash.) FORWARDS (8): Janine Beckie (Texas Tech; Highlands Ranch, Co.), Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain; Golden, Colo.), Darian Jenkins (Sparta; Riverton, Utah), Kristen Killion (TSC Hurricane; Broken Arrow, Ok.), Amber Munerlyn (SoCal Blues; Corona, Calif.), Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Mallory Weber (Penn State; Novi, Mich.)