Mercik Invited to U.S. U-23 Training Camp
CHICAGO -- Cal women's soccer standout Rachel Mercik (2010-13) has been called up to the United States Under-23 Women's National Team training camp, U.S. Soccer and U-23 head coach Steve Swanson announced Monday.
Mercik, who was called up as a midfielder, is one of 24 players on a roster composed entirely of current collegiate players or players who finished their senior season in 2013. She will join the team in Seattle for their third training camp of the year from July 15-22.
The El Dorado Hills, Calif. product has spent her summer playing as a forward for the Bay Area Breeze and spent her 2013 summer playing with the Seattle Sounders Women. She finished her Cal career ranking second on the team for goals scored (six) and assists (four) last season.
U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest; Cincinnati, Ohio), Megan Kufeld (Washington; Fremont, Calif.), Abby Smith (Texas; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Caprice Dydasco (UCLA; Honolulu, Hawaii), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Lexington, Ky.), Kristin Grubka (Florida State; Melbourne, Fla.), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech; Denver, Colo.), Bri Pugh (Oregon; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Emily S.nnett (Virginia; Marietta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown; Greenbrook, N.J.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mary Luba (Marquette; Shorewood, Wis.), Rachel Mercik (California; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.), Riley Ridgik (Wake Forest; Ojai, Calif.), Kylie Strom (Boston University; Endicott, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (6): Kelly Cobb (Duke; Chugiak Alaska), Ashleigh Ellenwood (Arkansas; Michigan City, Ind.), Jannelle Flaws (Illinois; Glenview, Ill.), Shea Groom (Texas A&M; Liberty, Mo.), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College; Winchester, Mass.), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; West Melbourne, Fla.)