Wake Forest Represented Well at U.S. National Team Camps
May 7, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest women's soccer players Aubrey Bledsoe and Katie Stengel, along with former Demon Deacon standout Bianca D'Agostino, were called up to train with U.S. youth national teams from May 13-20 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Stengel will camp with the Under-20 National Team, while Bledsoe and D'Agostino will train with the U-23 National Team. The U-20s and U-23s will play two scrimmages against each other during the camp, with the U-20s playing an additional match against New Zealand's U-20 squad.
Stengel has been a starter with the U-20s, which are preparing for this summer's FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which will be held in Japan from Aug. 19 through Sept. 9. The sophomore forward played a major role in the Americans qualifying for the tournament, totaling three goals and three assists at the CONCACAF Championship in March to help lead the U.S. to a first-place finish and World Cup berth. A first-team All-America and the 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Stengel led all ACC players with 19 goals and 46 points last season - both school records.
Bledsoe is making her third trip to camp with the U-23s after training with the squad in May and October of 2011. The Demon Deacon goalkeeper was an All-America selection in 2011 after keeping a school-record 14 shutouts to help lead the squad to the 2011 College Cup.
A 2010 graduate, D'Agostino has been a regular at U-23 camps and traveled with the team to Spain in February to compete in the La Manga Tournament. The midfielder who played in 68 games during her three years in a Wake Forest uniform, spent the 2011 season with the Atlanta Beat of WPS and had signed with the Boston Breakers for the 2012 season shortly before the league announced that it was suspending operations for the year.
U.S. U-20 Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Bryane Heaberlin (North Carolina; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Megan Kufeld (Washington; Fremont, Calif.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Amack (Mustang Blast; Pleasanton, Calif.), Olivia Brannon (Virginia; Troy, Mich.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Caprice Dydasco (UCLA; Honolulu, Hawaii), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Ashley Meier (Cleveland Whitecaps; Strongsville, Ohio), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (8): Kelly Cobb (Duke; Chugiak, Alaska), Makenzy Doniak (Slammers FC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.), Chioma Ubogagu (Stanford; Coppell, Texas), Becca Wann (Richmond; Chesterfield, Va.)
U.S. U-23 Roster By Position: