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Hounds Academy/Upper St Clair’s Sierra Dupre among 24 players called up to USYNT U16 training camp

Photo courtesy Sierra Dupre (Twitter)

On Monday, U.S. Soccer announced that its Under-16 Women’s Youth National Team will come together for its first training camp of the year from Feb. 22-29 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. U-16 WYNT head coach Patchy Toledo has named 24 players, all born in 2008, including Riverhounds Development Academy and Upper St. Clair’s Sierra Dupre.

Last year, Dupre was part of the USYNT’s U15 team that defeated Netherlands and Germany, and has completed with U.S. Youth Futsol international teams.

The 24 players in this training camp come from 17 different youth clubs with three from Solar SC in Texas and the San Diego Surf.


Goalkeepers (3): Josie Biehl (San Diego Surf SC; Carlsbad, Calif.), Hannah Folliard (Galaxy SC; Plainfield, Ill.), Evan O’Steen (Solar SC; Grapevine, Texas)

Defenders (8): Natalie Chudowsky (New York SC; Westport, Conn.), Alexa Douglass (Real Colorado; Denver, Colo.), Sierra Dupre (Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC; Pittsburgh, Pa.), Rhiannon Mahon (Solar SC; Celina, Texas), Gracelynn Milam (Lou Fusz Athletic; Saint Charles, Mo.), Cali O’Neill (North Carolina Courage; Durham, N.C.), Sydney Schmidt (Jacksonville FC; St. Johns, Fla.), London Young (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas)

Midfielders (7): Scottie Antonucci (Legends FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Brooke Bunton (Jacksonville FC; Greencove Springs, Fla.), Pearl Cecil (San Diego Surf SC; Encinitas, Calif.), Riley Kennedy (North Carolina Courage; Holly Springs, N.C.), Paige Pasinski (SC del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Jaiden Rodriguez (San Diego Surf SC; San Diego, Calif.), Charlee Siria (Ohio Elite SA; Lexington, Ky.)

Forwards (6): Mikayla Cunningham (Classics Elite SA; San Antonio, Texas), Jordan Hill (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Micayla Johnson (Michigan Hawks; Troy, Mich.), Ella Kral (Lamorinda SC; Berkeley, Calif.), Alyssa Parsons (Orlando City Soccer School; Apopka, Fla.), Nyanya Touray (Bethesda SC; Silver Spring, Md.)

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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