19 Jul 2013 id2 National Selection girls team: Where are they now?
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 five articles in an ongoing series looking back at the girls players who have participated in id² National Selection programming, as the 2018 Nike ECNL/id2 Training Camp approaches. 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. A series featuring boys players was released leading up to the 2019 National Selection International Tour this past March.
The inaugural ECNL/id2 National Training Camp took place in the summer of 2013 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Eighteen players born in 1998 were selected to attend the camp, which was held alongside the ECNL/id2 National Training camp that featured top female players in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 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.
Beyond the trainings, 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.
Seventeen of the 18 members of the 2013 id2 National Selection girls team are playing Division I collegiate soccer, while one athlete stepped away to run collegiate cross country. Nearly all girls have been called to U.S. Women’s National Team camps or matches. This roster includes four national Gatorade Players of the Year (California, Indiana, Iowa and Texas).
- Marissa Bosco (F), St. Charles, Ill. – After earning a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team after a standout first season at the University of Kentucky where she tallied three goals and five assists, Bosco was named a team captain before tearing her MCL and missing her 2017 sophomore campaign. She has also played for the U-18 and U-20 U.S. Women’s National Teams.
- Meg Brandt (MF), Ankeny, Iowa – Brandt was named to the Third Team All-Big Ten and the Academic All-Big Ten team for her 2017 sophomore season at the University of Nebraska. After her high school senior season in 2015, she was named the Gatorade Iowa Girls Soccer Player of the Year and made the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-America second team. Brandt also attended a U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team Training Camp in May 2018.
- Belle Briede (F), Alpharetta, Ga. – Coming off her freshman season at Stanford University, Briede registered one goal and one assist in nineteen appearances off the bench. She has also participated in U-15, U-18, U-19 and U-20 camps with the United States Women’s National Team.
- Camille Davre (MF), Milwaukee, Wis. – Davre decided to specialize in cross country after graduating high school and playing for FC Wisconsin Eclipse. She runs collegiately for the University of Michigan, where she just completed her freshman year.
- Amanda Dennis (GK), San Diego, Calif. – Heading into her junior year collegiate season at Penn State University, Dennis has racked up Academic All-Big Ten (2017) recognition, Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors (2016), and was named Big Ten Freshman of the week (2016) and Big Ten Defensive Player of the week (2016). She has also appeared in goal for the U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team.
- Sunny Dunphy (F), Carlsbad, Calif. – In the 2017 season, Dunphy earned Pac-12 All-Academic second team honors, while playing in all 25 matches for UCLA, as a sophomore. Dunphy has participated in U.S. Youth and Women’s National Team camps since 2013, most recently attending a U-18 camp in London, this month.
- Jlon Flippens (D/MF), Philadelphia, Pa. – Since being rated a four-star recruit after setting the William Penn Charter School record for goals with 92 in high school, Flippens led the University of Maryland Women’s Soccer team in assists, as a freshman in 2016.
- Jordan Harr (MF), Sachse, TX – In 2016, Harr picked up Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors in her first week of playing collegiate soccer at Texas Tech, en route to being named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team. Harr competes for the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, and was a two-time All-American and a two-time Gatorade Texas Player of the Year.
- Sam Hiatt (D), Newcastle, Wash. – After playing in the 2015 All-American High School game, Hiatt played a year of collegiate soccer at Boston College, where she led the team in minutes and registered five assists, before transferring to Stanford University prior to the 2017 season. She most recently appeared at a U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, and has captained six matches for the U.S.
- Madeleine Lucas (D/MF), Plymouth, Mich. – Lucas plays collegiate soccer at Northwestern University where she appeared in all but one matches as a freshman in 2016, notching two goals and three assists.
- Alia Martin (MF), Carmel, Ind. – While racking up a multitude of national, regional, and state honors in her high school playing career, Martin was ultimately named the Gatorade Indiana Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2015, and a member of the NSCAA Girls High School Scholar All-America Team in 2017. She has attended multiple U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team camps and plays collegiately for the University of Michigan, where she is preparing for her sophomore season.
- Kristen McFarland (F), Powell, Ohio – McFarland plays collegiate soccer at Florida State University, where she tallied five goals and three assists with 13 starts, leading to being named to the All-ACC Freshman Team in 2016. She was named Ohio Premier’s Player of the Year in 2015.
- Tatumn Milazzo (D), Orland Park, Ill. – After becoming the first freshman ever to appear in every match for the University of South Carolina, Milazzo was named to the All-SEC Second Team after her sophomore campaign in 2017. Milazzo has also attended U-14, U-15, and U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team Camps.
- Daria Petredes (MF), Yorba Linda, Calif. – Petredes appeared in 13 games as a freshman at the University of Southern California, in 2016. She is currently a member of the U.S. Women’s U-18 National Team.
- Holly Rothering (MF), Snohomish, Wash. – Rothering played her freshman year at Washington State University before transferring to Seattle University before the 2017 season. She started 18 of her 20 appearances and notched three goals and three assists.
- Evangeline Soucie (GK), Milford, N.J. – As a freshman at the University of Kentucky in 2016, Soucie earned SEC All-Freshman team and SEC Freshman of the week honors. She has also played up to the U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team.
- Taylor Ziemer (F), – Santa Rosa, Calif. – Before beginning her collegiate career at the University of Virginia in 2016, Ziemer was a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in California, in 2015 and 2016. In her first two collegiate seasons, she has started 37 of her 45 appearances. Ziemer is also a member of the U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team.
Stay tuned for upcoming articles on the id2 National Selection girls teams from 2014-17. More information on US Club Soccer’s id2 Program can be accessed here.
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