CHICAGO – Forward Madison Haley and defender Naomi Girma from the freshly minted 2019 NCAA Division I champion Stanford University have been ruled out of the U.S. women’s national team Identification Camp due to injuries suffered during the NCAA College Cup.
Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico also will not attend the camp due to an injury.
USWNT head coach Vlatko Andovoski has added two players – forward Morgan Weaver and midfielder Makamae Gomera-Stevens – from the Washington State Cougar team that made a Cinderella run to this year’s College Cup before falling in the semifinal to eventual runner-up North Carolina.
The 5-10 Weaver, who has spent time with the Under-23 USWNT, is Washington State’s second all-time leading scorer and led the team in scoring all four years of her career. She tallied 15 goals with five assists this season in leading her team to the Final Four, where she scored the Cougars’ lone goal in the 2-1 semifinal loss to the Tar Heels.
Gomera-Stevens became the second player from Hawaii to earn a senior WNT call-up following Natasha Kai, who played 67 times with the USA from 2006-2009 and won an Olympic gold medal in 2008. Like Kai, Gomera-Stevens hails from the island of Oahu.
Gomera-Stevens had an excellent NCAA tournament and she scored five goals with five assists this past season. This is the first senior team call-up for both players.
The changes leave the USA’s training camp roster at 23 players.
The U.S. roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3/0), Casey Murphy (Reign FC; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Maycee Bell (UNC; 0/0), Malia Berkely (Florida State; 0/0), Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Hailie Mace (Rosengård FC, SWE; 3/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; 0/0), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Jordan DiBiasi (Washington Spirit; 0/0), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 0/0), Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Brianna Pinto (UNC; 0/0), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; 0/0)
FORWARDS (7): Bethany Balcer (Reign FC; 0/0), Makamae Gomera-Stevens (Washington State: 0/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Paige Monaghan (Sky Blue FC; 0;0), Sophia Smith (Stanford; 0/0), Ally Watt (Texas A&M; 0/0), Morgan Weaver (Washington State; 0/0)