Two Nebraska State Soccer Standouts Train with the Womens National Team
Two standout players from the Elite Girls Academy have currently been training with Women's National Team camps!
Maddie Elliston, who plays for the LSC Elite Girls Academy U18 Maroon has been spending her week at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. This week has marked the third and final training camp of the year with the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team. U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs called up 24 players for the training camp, all born in 1996, as this age group represents the first event for the next cycle of the U-18s (the previous two U-18 training camps this year consisted mostly of players born in 1994). The cut-off for the next FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, so this current group of U-18s is mostly focused on the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The U.S. U-18s will face the San Diego SeaLions of the WPSL on Saturday, October 27, at 6 p.m. Central Time.
Jade King, who plays for the LSC Elite Girls Academy U16 Maroon has been spending her week at concurrent training camps in Cary, N.C. with the Under-15 and Under-14 Girls’ National Teams. Jade has been under the direction of U-15 GNT head coach Damon Nahas and U.S. Soccer Director of Women’s Development Jill Ellis, who called up a total of 60 of the top players born in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Nahas called in 32 players for the U-15 camp. The team enters its final U-15 event before transitioning to U-17s for the next cycle when they will attempt to qualify for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. Ellis called 28 into the U-14 camp. These teams have been scrimmaging local club teams throughout the week.
Nebraska State Soccer extends our congratulations to Maddie and Jade on your awesome accomplishments!