03 Apr 2015 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.
Sixteen elite girls players born in 2000 represented an id² team at the 2015 Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id², July 28-31.
This was the third 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 squad played a pair of games against an older Washington select team and a NorCal PDP team. Game recaps are available here, and photos can be accessed here.
At the camp, 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.
The 2015 id² National Selection girls team saw fourteen participants commit to play collegiate soccer, including two at Princeton and two at Duke. All players have competed for the U.S. at the 14-U, 15-U, 16-U, 17-U or 18-U levels.
- Chai Cortez (D), Wailuku, Hawaii – Cortez has been a member of the U.S. 17-U, 16-U and 14-U women’s national teams. A student at Maui High School, she plays for Surf Hawaii and has committed to Oregon.
- Kaya Frazier (F), Rochester Hills, Mich. – A forward for the Michigan Hawks, Frazier was most recently included in the 2016 U.S. 17-U women’s national team. She plans to play at Michigan after high school.
- Danielle Hansen (GK), Broomfield, Colo. – A Washington commit, Hansen has competed for the U.S. 14-U and 16-U national teams and Nike’s 2015 National id2 team.
- Rebecca Jarrett (F), Washington Township, N.J. – Jarrett has balanced her soccer career between Immaculate Heart Academy, World Class FC and the U.S. 14-U and 16-U national teams. She’s committed to the University of Virginia.
- Alex Keohan (D), Acton, Mass. – Keohan plays for FC Stars of Massachusetts and will graduate from high school in 2018. She’s been a member of the U.S. 14-U and 16-U national teams.
- Catiana Lychywek (F), Plano, Texas – Lychywek is on course to graduate from Liberty High School in 2018. She’s been a member on the U.S. 15-U and 16-U national teams and will attend Princeton.
- Madison Murphy (GK), South Grafton, Mass. – A Boston College commit, Murphy has played for FC Stars of Massachusetts in addition to being on the U.S. 14-U, 15-U and 16-U national teams.
- Jenna Nighswonger (M), Huntington Beach, Calif. – By age 14, Nighswonger had played for the U.S. 16-U and 17-U national teams and was part of the 14-U Slammers FC team that finished as the 2015 ECNL champions. She’s now on the U.S 18-U national team.
- Sarah Piper (D), The Woodlands, Texas – Piper attends The Woodlands High School and plays for Texas Rush. She’s a Duke University commit and has competed on the U.S. 16-U national team.
- MacKenzie Pluck (F), North Wales, Pa. – Also a Duke commit, Pluck is slated to graduate from Germantown Academy in 2018. She’s been a member of the U.S. 14-U and 16-U national teams.
- Amanda Rapduski (M), Algonquin, Ill. – Rapuduski was on the U.S. 16-U national team and has committed to Butler.
- Venecia Juarez (F), Tustin, Calif. – A Princeton commit, Juarez is a straight-A student. She’s also been on the roster for the U.S. 15-U and 16-U national teams.
- Kailey Smith (M), Lake Forest, Calif. – A product of West Coast FC and El Toro High School, Smith plans to play at Texas after graduating in 2018. She’s been on the U.S. 14-U national team.
- Haleigh Stackpole (MF), Sanford, N.C. – Stackpole has a perfect GPA and will compete at Mississippi after graduating from high school in 2018. She’s a U.S. Soccer training program invitee and was on the U.S. 14-U national team.
- Jordan Taylor (F) Wadsworth, Ohio – A four-star recruit for North Carolina, Taylor turned down scholarship opportunities to play at Tennessee, Duke, Texas and Florida State. She will graduate from high school in 2018 and has played for the U.S. 14-U, 15-U and 17-U national teams.
- Jillian Wachira (D), Plainsboro, N.J. – The West Windsor-Plainsboro and PDA participant has spent time on the U.S. 14-U and 15-U national teams.
Stay tuned for the final articles looking back at past id2 National Selection teams, as we check in on the 2016 teams tomorrow (Tuesday). More information on US Club Soccer’s id2 Program can be accessed at usclubsoccer.org/id2.
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