New US Women’s National Team manager Vlatko Andonovski has named the 28 players he has invited into pre-Olympic training camp for January, with Hanson, Mass.’s Samantha Mewis one of seven midfielders called in.
At stake will be 20 open spots for the Olympic roster, with training being held in Tampa, Fla. from January 5-15.
The roster is as follows, with club, international caps, and international goals in parenthesis:
Goalkeepers: Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3/0), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 3/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 24/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 57/0)
Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 53/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 25/1), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 96/24), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 104/2), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 125/2), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 171/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 31 /0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 40/0)
Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 87/8), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 95/19), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 78/12), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 38/10), Allie Long (Reign FC; 51/8), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 60/14), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 15/0)
Forwards: Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 162/32), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 288/121), Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage; 14/2), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 130/51), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 62/18), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 160/50), Sophia Smith (Stanford; 0/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 21/6)
Smith is the youngest player invited to camp at 19 years old.
Smith, Purce, and Campbell attended the US women’s soccer identification camp in Florida this month.
Of Mewis’ 14 international goals, two came during last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in the USA’s 13-0 romp over Thailand. She has 11 goals in 53 appearances with North Carolina, the reigning champions of NWSL.