20 Jul 2014 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 2018 National Selection International Tour this past March.
The second annual ECNL/id2 National Training Camp was held July 31-August 3, 2014 at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Top id2 standouts born in 1999 were selected to attend the camp, while the ECNL invited girls players born in 1997-99.
The camp made one significant change from 2013’s inaugural event, which saw the 16 id2 representatives play two matches against top local PDP squads. On Friday, Aug. 1, the id2 National Selection team played Oregon Select to a 1-1 draw, before beating Washington Select, 3-2, on Sunday. Game recaps are available here.
Along with scrimmages, the players participated in a combination of training sessions, competitions and off-the-field presentations, while U.S. Soccer staff scouted players for potential inclusion in National Team programming
All sixteen members of the id2 squad of the 2014 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp have committed to or are playing collegiate soccer. Most have trained with the U.S. Women’s National Team at various levels.
- Kerry Abello (D), Batavia, Ill. – Coming off of her freshman year season playing at Penn State University, Abello also currently plays for the U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team.
- Juliet Allen (GK), Pleasanton Calif. – Allen recorded a .800 save percentage in her freshman year season at Columbia University. She has also attended U-14 U.S. Women’s National Team Training Camps.
- Rachael Dorwart (MF), Mechanicsburg, Pa. – After winning the 2015-16 Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year in Pennsylvania, Dorwart began playing collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina. She has also appeared for the U-17 U.S. Women’s National Team and was an All-American in high school.
- Kai Henderson (D), Mill Creek, Wash. – In her freshman year season, Henderson appeared in 14 games for the Cal bears. She has also spent time with the U-17 U.S. Women’s National Team.
- Paige Franks (D), Henrico, Va. – Along with attending U-17 U.S. Women’s National Team Training Camps, Franks plays collegiately for University of Tennessee and started 10 games as a freshman in 2017.
- Laurel Ivory (GK), Surfside, Fla. – With extensive experience with the U-17 U.S. Women’s National Team, and now the U-20 team, Ivory was the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, where she played every minute in goal en route to winning the golden glove award. After her freshman year season playing for University of Virginia in 2017, Ivory was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI Team after starting all 23 matches.
- Emily Knous (MF), Long Beach, Calif. – Knous is preparing for her freshman year campaign at the University of Arizona. She has also trained with the U-17 17 U.S. Women’s National Team.
- Kori Locksley (F), Ellicott City, Md. – Locksley utilized a medical redshirt after playing 4 games in her freshman year season at Auburn University in 2017.
- Catarina Macario (F), San Diego, Calif. – Originally from Brazil, Macario moved to the United States in 2012 and quickly joined the 14-U national team. She is now a member of the U-23 U.S. Women’s National Team and after registering 17 goals with 16 assists in her freshman year season at Stanford University has earned the following accolades: 2017 ESPNW Player of the Year, 2017 Top Drawer Soccer Best XI first team, 2017 Top Drawer Soccer Freshman of the Year, 2017 College Cup All-Tournament team, 2017 All-America first team, 2017 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and 2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
- Alyssa Malonson (MF), Klein, Texas – After scoring 42 goals and winning a district MVP award in her high school career, Malonson started in all 20 matches for Auburn University in 2017, splitting time as a forward and defender. In that freshman year campaign, she earned All-SEC Freshman Team and First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition.
- Brynn Miller (MF), St. Charles, Ill. – Miller is currently preparing for her freshman year season at Ohio State University and also returned to the 2015 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp, on the ECNL side.
- Casey Palmer (MF), Brick, N.J. – Palmer decommited from Ohio State before red shirting her freshman year season with the University of California-Davis. She has spent time with the U-17 17 U.S. Women’s National Team.
- Kiara Pickett (MF/F), – Santa Barbara, Calif. – By the time (Kiki) Pickett recorded one goal and four assists in her 2017 freshman year season at Stanford University, she had already played for the U.S. at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada where she helped the team qualify to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. She has since played in two games for the U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team and was named to the 2017 Pac-12 All-Freshman team.
- Jackie Schaefer (D), Jacksonville, Fla. – After recently completing her freshman year season at the University of South Carolina, Schaefer earned SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and SEC All-Freshman Team honors. She has attended U-17 U.S. Women’s National Team Training Camps.
- Emma Thomson (F), Park Ridge, Ill. – Prior to playing in six games as a freshman at Penn State in 2017, Thomson was the 2016-17 Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year and a three time All-American. She has also played on the U-15 and U-17 U.S. Women’s National Teams.
- Kelsey Turnbow (F), Scottsdale, Ariz. – Through her freshman year season at Santa Clara University, Turnbow has racked up a plethora of accolades, such as winning two consecutive Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year awards in Washington, before winning a third straight in Arizona the next year. She was the WCC Freshman of the year and was named to First Team All-WCC in 2017, after scoring 13 goals with five assists. She has also played for the U-20 U.S. Women’s National Teams.
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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