CHICAGO -- University of Texas sophomore forward Kelsey Carpenter (Allen, Texas), freshman defender Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas) and soon-to-be Longhorns defender Kasey Moore (Mission Viejo, Calif.) were three of 32 players nationwide to be invited to the U.S. Under-20 National Team Training Camp on Thursday, May 19.
Additionally, former Longhorns All-American Kelly Wilson (Odessa, Texas), who after being married this past April has the new last name of Schmedes, was also selected to the U.S. Under-21 roster that was announced.
In a unique women's soccer event, the U.S. Women's National Team Program will hold its largest-ever training camp from May 22-28 as the U.S. Under-20 and Under-21 women's teams will hold concurrent camps, each bringing 32-player rosters to the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
This will mark the first training camp for the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team since the move from the Under-19 class after FIFA shifted the age group of its only youth world championship for women up by one year. It will also give new U.S. Under-20 head coach Tim Schulz a first look at his pool as he begins to form the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2006 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Championship to be held in Russia. Notably, several of the players in camp with the Under-21 team are also age-eligible for the Under-20 squad, which features players born on or after Jan. 1, 1986.
At this combined training camp, the Under-20 and Under-21 rosters will be split into two teams per age group with the squads playing a mini-tournament of 90-minute matches on May 24, 26 and 27. Jillian Ellis, who coached the U.S. Under-21 team to the Nordic Cup title in 2000, will take the reins of the USA's oldest youth team from Greg Ryan, who moves aside to focus on the full Women's National Team.
While Logterman redshirted last season while competing for the U.S. Under-19 National Team and Moore is an incoming recruit, Carpenter was named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team as a freshman in 2004 after finishing second on the team in goals scored (8), points (22) and shots (71). Wilson, meanwhile, completed her four-year career on the Forty Acres last season as the school's career leader in starts (84), assists (41), game-winning goals (13) and points (129).