Frannie Crouse has earned a lot of honors in her soccer career including leading Greensburg Central Catholic to numerous WPIAL titles and a National Championship at Penn State, but this week she was invited to participate in United States National Women’s U-23 team camp in Seattle, Washington.
The camp is underway now through July 28 featuring 24 players including a pair of Crouse’s teammates at Penn State: Ellie Jean and Kaliegh Reihl.
Crouse played a key role on Penn State’s 2015 NCAA National Championship team, and last year as a junior led the Nittany Lions and the Big Ten in goals with 12 goals and also had three assists. Heading into her senior campaign at Penn State, Crouse currently ranks 15th all-time in points (78) and 12th in goals (33)
U.S. head coach B.J. Snow called 20 college players and four youth club players to the camp, which includes a match against the Seattle Sounders Women of the WPSL on Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at the Husky Soccer Stadium on the University of Washington campus.
The U-23 WNT will be training in Seattle at the same time as the full U.S. Women’s National Team, which is preparing to open the Tournament of Nations on July 27 at CenturyLink Field (5 p.m. PT on ESPN2).
The U.S. U-23 WNT was last together in June for the Women’s U-23 Four Nations Nordic Tournament in Sweden where it defeated Norway 3-0, tied England 0-0 and downed Sweden 2-1 while playing with a roster that featured seven professional players from the NWSL.
Because this camp comes in the middle of the NWSL season, there are no professionals on the roster, but 11 players who were in Sweden have been called to this camp, including defender Riehl, who scored against Norway in Sweden.
U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.), Annabella Geist (Oregon State; Milwaukie, Ore.)
DEFENDERS (9): Brooke Denesik (Texas Tech; Anthem, Ariz.), Indigo Gibson (California; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), Zoey Goralski (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.), Natalie Jacobs (Notre Dame; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Kimberly Keever (Washington; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Gabrielle Seiler (Florida, Gainesville, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kristina Fisher (Miami; Jupiter, Fla.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Shannon Simon (Washington; Torrance, Calif.), Charlotte Williams (Penn State; Rochester, N.Y.)
FORWARDS (7): Grace Hagan (Kansas; Wichita, Kans.), Sarah Luebbert (Missouri; Jefferson City, Mo.), Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Frances Crouse (Penn State; Greensburg, Penn.), Marissa Everett (Oregon; Canyon Lake, Calif.)