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Gilliland Returning to US Women's National Team

Arin Gilliland will rejoin the USWNT U23 squad for training camp in June.

Arin Gilliland will rejoin the USWNT U23 squad for training camp in June.

May 27, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two-time All-American and senior University of Kentucky women's soccer player Arin Gilliland has been called into the United States Women's National Team U23 training camp for the second time this season, it was announced by the US Soccer Federation and head coach Steve Swanson on Tuesday afternoon.

The second training camp of the 2014 calendar season will be June 7-14 and take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

The entire roster is made up of current collegiate players or players who played their senior seasons this past fall. The roster includes five players from defending NCAA champions UCLA, including Samantha Mewis, who made her full WNT debut at the Algarve Cup last March. Also on the roster is 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy finalist Abby Dahlkemper of UCLA who finished behind winner Morgan Brian and defender Crystal Dunn, who are both now regulars with full national team set to begin 2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifications in the coming months.

Gilliland, named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her efforts this season, collected 34 points, scored a career-high 12 goals, assisted on 10 goals, just one shy of the program record, set a new school record in shots with 100, scored three game-winning goals and was named first team All-Southeastern Conference.

Named a team captain, the Lexington, Ky., native took the season by storm, serving as one of Kentucky's three team leaders in the fall of 2013. Gilliland played over 1,800 minutes on the pitch for the Wildcats, rewriting the record books in a number of categories.

2014 June Training Camp Invitees 

GOALKEEPERS (4): Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest; Cincinnati, Ohio), Megan Kufeld (Washington; Fremont, Calif.), Abby Smith (Texas; Dallas, Texas), Kalijah Terilli (Pennsylvania; Bronx, N.Y.)



 

 

DEFENDERS (8): McKenzie Berryhill (Arizona; Phoenix, Ariz.), Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Caprice Dydasco (UCLA; Honolulu, Hawaii), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Lexington, Ky.), Kristin Grubka (Florida; Melbourne, Fla.), Bri Pugh (Oregon; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Emily Sonnett (Virginia; Marietta, Ga.), Christen Westphal (Florida; Brecksville, Ohio)


MIDFIELDERS (8): Jessie Ayers (Colorado College; Seattle, Wash.), Kaysie Clark (Missouri; Liberty, Mo.), Danielle Colaprico (Virginia; Freehold, N.J.), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown; Greenbrook, N.J.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.), Riley Ridgik (Wake Forest; Ojai, Calif.), Kylie Strom (Boston University; Endicott, N.Y.) 

FORWARDS (6): Cali Farquharson (Arizona State; Phoenix, Ariz.), Elise Krieghoff (Cal Poly SLO; San Luis Obispo, Calif.), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College; Winchester, Mass.), Taylor Smith (UCLA; Fort Worth, Texas), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; West Melbourne, Fla.), Lynn Williams (Pepperdine; Malibu, Calif.)

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