01 Apr 2013 id2 National Selection Training Camp (girls): Where are they now?
By Heather Rule and Paul Patane
Editor’s note: US Club Soccer congratulates its id² alumni, many of whom have turned youth opportunities into promising high-level collegiate and professional careers. This is one of seven articles in an ongoing series looking back at the players who have participated in id² National Selection programming. Top performers from id² Training Camps every year are invited to National Selection opportunities. For boys, that involves an annual international trip to play top youth academies around the world. For girls, that involves a world-class domestic camp with both ECNL and id² standouts.
The inaugural ECNL/id² National Training Camp was held in the summer of 2013 featuring a collection of the top girls players in the country with 1995-98 birth years. The id² portion of the event featured 1998 players, while the ECNL side included the older age groups.
The camp provided players the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s best coaches, play with and against some of the nation’s best players in their age group, and be scouted by on-site U.S. National Team staff. The players came together for three full days of elite training, competition and presentations at one of the world’s premier athletic facilities: Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
Beyond the training sessions, competitions and presentations scheduled for the camp, players attended a Portland Thorns NWSL match to watch the highest level of women’s professional soccer live.
The 2013 id² National Selection girls roster now includes four Gatorade Players of the Year (California, Indiana, Iowa and Texas). Most of the squad is playing or has committed to participating in collegiate soccer, while one player stepped away from the game to focus on running cross country for a university.
- Marissa Bosco (F), St. Charles, Ill. – After winning four Midwest Regional League Division titles and two National League titles with Eclipse Select SC, Bosco began her collegiate career at Kentucky in 2016. In addition to being an honor roll student, Bosco was named to the SEC All-Freshman team after her first season.
- Meg Brandt (MF), Ankeny, Iowa – Brandt helped Iowa Rush win three State Cup championships in addition to playing for Ankeny Centennial. In 2015, she was named the Gatorade Iowa Girls Soccer Player of the Year and made the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-America second team. She now plays for Nebraska.
- Belle Briede (F), Alpharetta, Ga. – Briede, a high school senior and three-time All-American, is a Stanford commit. After recovering from MCL and ACL injuries, Briede went through extensive physical therapy and has battled back to join the U.S. 18-U national team.
- Camille Davre (MF), Milwaukee, Wis. – A former member of FC Wisconsin Eclipse and a senior in high school, Davre gave up on her soccer career to focus exclusively on cross country. She begins her collegiate career at Michigan next fall.
- Amanda Dennis (GK), San Diego, Calif. – After graduating from Murrieta Valley High School, Dennis moved on to Penn State. With the Nittany Lions, Dennis started every game in goal as a freshman and made the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2016.
- Sunny Dunphy (F), Carlsbad, Calif. – Dunphy played on the U.S Soccer 18-U national team last year before joining the UCLA women’s team. She began the season as a reserve but started the last four games.
- Jlon Flippens (D/MF), Philadelphia, Pa. – A graduate of William Penn Charter School, Flippens scored a school-record 92 goals before kicking off her career at Maryland. A four-star recruit, Flippens started every game for the Terrapins her freshman year.
- Jordan Harr (MF), Sachse, TX – Harr won the 2014 ECNL championship with the Dallas Sting. She is a two-time All-American and a two-time Gatorade Texas Player of the Year. In addition to competing on the U.S. 20-U national team, Harr plays at Texas Tech.
- Sam Hiatt (D), Newcastle, Wash. – While at Seattle Prep, Hiatt made the All-Metro team four times and competed in the 2015 All-American High School game in North Carolina. In 2016, she started every game in her inaugural season at Boston College.
- Madeleine Lucas (D/MF), Plymouth, Mich.- A former regional and state champion with the Michigan Hawks, Lucas is a two-time Nike National Training Camp invitee. She is at Northwestern.
- Alia Martin (MF), Carmel, Ind. – In addition to competing with Eclipse Select SC, Martin won the 2015-16 Gatorade Indiana Girls Soccer Player of the Year award. She will graduate from Brebeuf Jesuit this spring and plans to play at Michigan next fall.
- Kristen McFarland (F), Powell, Ohio- McFarland was named Ohio Premier’s Player of the Year in 2015 and she graduated from Olentangy Liberty in 2016. McFarland is set for her sophomore season at Florida State in 2017.
- Tatumn Milazzo (D), Orland Park, Ill.- Milazzo helped lead Eclipse Select SC to national titles in 2013 and 2014. Now at South Carolina, she’s the first freshman in program history to play in every game of the season.
- Daria Petredes (MF), Yorba Linda, Calif.- Petredes graduates from El Dorado High School this spring and is a current member of the U.S. 18-U national team. She’s committed to Southern California.
- Holly Rothering (MF), Snohomish, Wash.- As a member of Crossfire Premier, Rothering was part of a 17-U squad that finished second in the nation in 2015. While at Snohomish High School, she made the Wesco All-Conference First Team as a junior. She now plays for Washington State.
- Evangeline Soucie (GK), Milford, N.J.- Soucie has been a member of the U.S. 14-U, 15-U and 18-U national teams and is a graduate of Delaware Valley. She plays at Kentucky and made the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2016.
- Taylor Ziemer (F), Santa Rosa, Calif. – A two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in California, Ziemer is now at Virginia. In addition to playing for Santa Rosa United, she has been a member of the U.S. 18-U national team.
Stay tuned for upcoming articles looking at id2 National Selection teams from 2014-16. More information on US Club Soccer’s id2 Program can be accessed at usclubsoccer.org/id2.
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