23 Jul 2016 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.
Sixteen girls born in 2001 traveled to Portland for the fourth annual ECNL/id2 National Training Camp, held July 28-August 1, 2016 at the University of Portland and Nike World Headquarters.
The athletes who trained with the ECNL’s 1998-2000 players, were selected based on standout performances at 2015 id2 training camps represented 15 clubs across 10 states. The 2016 training camp marked the first year that the athletes trained at the University of Portland.
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. They also attended a Portland Thorns vs. Seattle Reign NWSL match.
With every member of the 2016 id2 National Selection girls team set to graduate high school in 2019 or 2020, 11 have already committed to play Division I soccer, and most have trained with U.S. Youth and Women’s National Teams at the U-15 and higher level.
- Marissa Arias (F), San Antonio, Texas– Heading into her senior year of high school, Arias was named San Antonio Express News’ Newcomer of the Year in 2016, while earning All-District team honors, after recording 24 goals as a freshman. She plays for Classics Elite on the club level.
- Madison Ayson (D), Rocklin, Calif– Ayson has committed to play for Stanford University, upon graduating high school next spring. She currently plays club for San Juan Soccer Club and has been invited to U.S Women’s National Team Training Camps.
- Jennifer Bartlett (MF), Albany, N.Y. – Barlett began playing for the Guilderland High School Varsity soccer team as eighth grader and has not looked back since. She was a member of the U-15 U.S Women’s National Team and plays club for the FC Stars Development Academy.
- Brooke Berdan (D), Superior, Colo.– Since committing to play at Aubun University as a high school sophomore, Berdan has earned All-Region and All-State selections. She has also appeared for the U-15 U.S Women’s National Team.
- Caroline Conti (F), Greenville, S.C– After graduating in 2019, Conti will stay in her home state to play for Clemson University. She has appeared for U-14 and U-15 U.S Women’s National Teams.
- Alisa Crooks (GK), Green Acres, Wash. – Crooks is preparing for her senior year of high school while playing club soccer for Colorado Rush. She has also appeared in goal for the U-15 U.S Women’s National Team.
- Maya Doms (MF), Davis, Calif– Doms has committed to play for Stanford University before the 2019 season. She has trained regularly for the U-17 U.S Women’s National Team. Earlier this year, she was featured in SportStars Magazine.
- Sierra Dunphy (D), Carlsbad, Calif. – Set to graduate high school in 2019, Dunphy plays for San Diego Surf and has trained with the U-15 U.S Women’s National Team.
- Kayleigh Goodrich (MF), Hicksville, N.Y. – Upon graduating next spring, Goodrich will play at the University of Connecticut.
- Halle Mackiewicz (GK), Broomfield, Colo – Mackiewicz has made multiple appearances on the U-15 U.S Women’s National Team. She plays for Real Colorado and will graduate high school in 2020.
- Bridget Mitchell (F), Lake Forest, Ill. – Mitchell has committed to play at Northwestern University in 2020 after winning consecutive Illinois state championships from 2014-16.
- Megan Nielsen (F), Oklahoma City, Okla. – Nielsen has committed to play at Oklahoma upon graduating in 2019.
- Jane Olcott (MF), Potomac, Md.– Before beginning her collegiate career with Villanova in 2019, Olcott has played for Bethesda SC at the club level.
- Alexandra Palangi (MF), Arroyo Grande, Calif. – Palangi will start her collegiate soccer career at University of Colorado this fall. She has also played with the U-15 U.S Women’s National Team.
- MacKenzee Vance (MF), Blufton, S.C. – Since spending time with the U-15 and U-16 U.S Women’s National Teams, Vance has committed to play at UCLA in 2020.
- Hannah White (F), Atlanta, Ga. – After leading Pace Academy to a Georgia state championship as a freshman, White has committed to play at the University of Southern California. She has also played with the U-15 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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