January 18, 2005
Training camp roster for U.S. U-16 National Team pool at Home Depot Center
The twenty-four player pool will train from January 22nd. through January 29th. at the U.S. Soccer Training facility in Carson, California
U.S, U-16 National Team Head Coach Sue Patberg
U.S. Under-16 National Team pool
Balogun, Wendy- GK from Bowie, Maryland
Kussmann, Jorden -GK from Lakewood, Washington
Weiss, Nicole-GK from Redding, Connecticut
Barnes, Lauren -D from Upland, California from
Cerrone, Hannah-D from Wappingers Falls, New York
Dienes, Kate-D from Issaquah, Washington
Raegan, Chelsea-D from Raritan, New Jersey
Reynolds, Mary Rachel-D from Alpharetta, Georgia
Richards, Kacey-D from Williamstown, New Jersey
Miller, Gretchen-D from Fairport, New York
Anderson, Skyy-M from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Barg, Courtney-M from Plano, Texas
Esbrook, Emily-M from Novi, Michigan
Farrelly, Sinead-M from Havertown, Pennsylvania
Ludemann, CJ-M from Holtsville, New York
McKetty, McKenna Louise-M from Sacramento, California
Noguiera, Casey-M from Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Noyola, Teresa-M from Palo Alto, California
Salazar, Sara-M from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Caldwell, Amy-F from Braintree, Massachusetts
DıAgostino, Bianca-F from Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Heyboer, Laura-F from Hudsonville, Michigan
Knowlton, Brooke-F from Rexford, New York
U.S. Olympic Team arrives in Greece
The squad arrived today and will spend a few days at the Athlete's Village. The temperature there is normal for this time of the year, low humidity and in the mid nineties Fahrenheit.
Their team media has sent the following first impressions.
U.S. captain Julie Foudy at her third Olympics.
It's awesome. The USOC did a great job of putting together the ACG for our athletes, although I lost a game of UNO there this afternoon. The Athlete's Village is great. We went to the cafeteria and there are lots of desserts, tons of chopped fruit, and more desserts. They even have ice cream to-go and I think it's open 24 hours. What more could you want? You see people everywhere walking around in their national team gear. Some of the rookies had no idea it was this big. They asked me if the Olympic experience got old. I told them it never gets old, first time or third time around.
U.S. forward Abby Wambach at her first Olympics.
It's overwhelming. It feels good to finally be here and feel what it's like. We have had so many different things and visions in our minds, but nothing compares to the reality of being here. It is thrilling to see so many different athletes and feel how much hard work everyone has put in to get here.