23 Jul 2017 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 2017 id2 National Selection girls team converged at the University of Portland, July 27-31 and featured a total of over 90 athletes, with the id2 roster being comprised of 14 girls born in 2002, from 14 clubs across 10 states. The ECNL portion of the camp featured 1999-2001 age groups.
During the camp, players participated in training sessions and 11v11 matches on the field, while the off-the-field component of the event included presentations and activities designed to challenge players in all aspects of the game.
In alignment with the core values of the id² Program, there was no cost to players to participate, and selections were made regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation. All costs, including airfare, lodging, meals and training gear were covered by US Club Soccer and Nike. It is sanctioned as an Olympic Development Program by U.S. Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee.
Nine members of the 2017 id2 National Selection girls team have already committed to play collegiate soccer. Six have trained with U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams.
- Abby Allen (MF), Texas – Allen has committed to play at the University of North Carolina in 2020 and has appeared for the U-16 U.S. Girls National Team and plays club soccer for Lonestar SC.
- Sydney Bloch (D), Calif. – While playing for FC Dallas DA at the club level, Bloch has been invited to train at U-14 U.S. Girls National Team training camps.
- Hannah Boughton (MF), Texas – Boughton plays for Dallas Texans DA and is set to graduate high school in 2022. She scored 11 goals as a midfielder for the Texans in the 2017-18 season.
- Lauren Bruno (D), Pa. – Since the 2017 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp Bruno has switched clubs from FC Bucks to Cedar Stars Academy. She will graduate high school in 2020.
- Leah Chancey (MF), Texas – Chancey has trained with the U-14 U.S. Girls National Team and current plays club at Solar Soccer Club DA. She will play collegiate soccer at Southern Methodist University in 2020.
- Sydney Davis (GK), Arizona – Set to graduate high school in 2020, Davis currently plays for Sereno SC.
- Rebecca Fluchel (MF), N.J. – Fluchel has committed to play at Rutgers University in 2020 and was named to the 2017-18 U.S. Soccer Federation Eastern Conference U-17 Best XI. She plays club soccer for PDA.
- Rylee Forster (D) Fla. – Forster will play soccer at the University of South Carolina upon graduating in 2020. She has played club soccer for Jacksonville Armada FC.
- Taylor Huff (MF), Ohio – Huff has committed to play at the University of Tennessee in 2021 and currently plays for Internationals SC. She has trained with the U-16 Girls National Team.
- Aryssa Mahrt (F), Wis. – Upon graduating in 2020, Mahrt will play at the University of San Diego. She has appeared for the U-16 U.S. Girls National Team and plays for FC Wisconsin Eclipse.
- Paige Peltier (F), Minn. – Peltier has committed to the University of Notre Dame ahead of the 2020 season and currently plays club soccer for Minnesota Thunder Academy.
- Grace Phillpotts (D), Mich. – Philpotts will graduate in 2020 and currently plays for Michigan Hawks at the club level.
- Michaela Rosenbaum (MF), – Calif. – Before committing to UCLA, Rosenbaum was ranked as the Top Drawer Soccer number 14 recruit for the class of 2020. She has appeared for multiple U.S. Girls National Teams, as high as U-16.
- Alexandra Sampson (F), Calif. – Sampson has committed to play at Pepperdine College in 2020. She currently plays for Arizona Arsenal.
This concludes the series of 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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