02 Apr 2014 Nike National Training Camp (id2 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 2014 Nike National Training Camp was held in the summer of July 31-Aug. 3 featuring a collection of the top girls players in the country with 1996-99 birth years. The id² portion of the event featured 1999 players, while the ECNL side included the older age groups.
This was the second year of the National Selection programming element for the girls id² Program with the event returning to the prestigious Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The id² National Selection team played a pair of games against older select teams from Washington and Oregon.
Game recaps are available from the daily log here. Photos and video clips can also be accessed. At the camp, the players participated in a combination of training sessions, competitions and off-the-field presentations, and U.S. Soccer staff scouted players for potential inclusion in National Team programming.
Fifteen players from the id² roster of the 2014 Nike National Training Camp have committed to play collegiate soccer. Two participants have been selected as high school All-Americans, and two others earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors, including one in two states.
- Kerry Abello (D), Batavia, Ill. – Abello is a three-time member of the U.S. 17-U national team. She played last fall on the 18-U team and has committed to Penn State.
- Juliet Allen (GK), Pleasanton, Calif. – Allen was on the U.S. 14-U national team and will graduate this spring. She will play at Columbia University next fall.
- Rachael Dorwart (MF), Mechanicsburg, Pa. – While playing for Cumberland Valley, Dorwart won the 2015-16 Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year for Pennsylvania. She has competed for the U.S. 17-U national team and will enroll at the University of North Carolina after high school.
- Kai Henderson (D), Mill Creek, Wash. – A California commit, Henderson was a member of the U.S. 15-U national team. She graduates from high school this spring.
- Paige Franks (D), Henrico, Va. – In addition to her time on the U.S. 17-U national team, Franks has played for Mills Goodwin High School and Richmond United. The Tennessee commit made the 2016 Virginia High School League 5A All-State Girls Soccer First Team.
- Laurel Ivory (GK), Surfside, Fla. – Ivory spent last fall as a member of the U.S. 17-U national team. She will graduate from Miami Country Day in 2018 before beginning her college career at Virginia.
- Emily Knous (MF), Long Beach, Calif. – Knous has been enjoyed stints with the U.S. 17-U national team. She’s committed to Arizona.
- Kori Locksley (F), Ellicott City, Md. – Locksley will graduate from McDonogh High School this spring and heads to Auburn this fall. In addition to playing for Bethesda SC, she’s played for the U.S. 17-U national team.
- Catarina Macario (F), San Diego, Calif. – Macario is a Stanford University commit who has been competing for San Diego Surf and Torrey Pines High School. Originally from Brazil, Macario moved to the United States in 2012 and quickly joined the 14-U national team.
- Alyssa Malonson (MF), Klein, Texas – Malonson will play at Auburn after graduating from Klein High School this spring. The 2016 All-American scored 42 goals during her high school career and was the district MVP.
- Brynn Miller (MF), St. Charles, Ill. – Miller won’t graduate from high school until 2018, but she’s already committed to Ohio State. An Illinois state champion in 2013, Miller was named an id2 national team selection in 2014 and returned to the event in 2015 on the ECNL side of the training camp .
- Casey Palmer (MF), Brick, N.J. – In addition to having been on the U.S. 15-U national team, Palmer has competed for Brick Township High School and Match Fit Academy FC. She graduates in 2017 and will play for Ohio State.
- Kiara Pickett (MF/F), Santa Barbara, Calif. – A Stanford commit, Pickett stands only 5-foot-1, but is a known commodity in the soccer world. She’s a U.S. U20 national team selection and member of the 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Team. She graduates from high school this spring.
- Jackie Schaefer (D), Jacksonville, Fla. – Schaefer is a former member of the U.S. 14-U and 15-U national teams and a straight-A student. After graduating high school this spring, she’ll join her new teammates at the University of South Carolina.
- Emma Thomson (F), Park Ridge, Ill. – Thomson is a three-time All-American and has played for the U.S. 14-U, 15-U and 17-U national teams. After graduating from Maine High School this year, she’ll play at Penn State.
- Kelsey Turnbow (F), Scottsdale, Ariz. – Turnbow graduated from high school early to begin her collegiate career at Santa Clara. She’s a two-time Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year in Washington before moving to Arizona, where she won the award for a third time in 2016. She was also azcentral’s Big Schools Girls Soccer Player of the Year for 2015-16.
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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