SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes Girls’ Academy midfielder Sophie Jones and forward Mia Fontana have been called up by U-17 U.S. WNT head coach Mark Carr for camp in California and two games in South Korea.
The camp and friendly matches come in preparation for the 2018 U-17 Women's World Cup, which will take place in Uruguay in November. Jones is one of 13 players on the 24-player roster that helped the USA qualify for the World Cup by winning the 2018 Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship in June.
The U.S. will play South Korea, which also qualified for the World Cup, on Aug. 18 and Aug. 21.
Fontana and Jones both enjoyed a successful 2017-18 season with the Quakes Girls’ U-17 team, finishing in second-place in the Western Conference with 73 points and an 24-6-1 record. The team also reached the semifinal of the Girls' U-17 Academy Championships, and eventually finished in third place.
Following the season, both Jones and Fontana were named to Western Conference U-17 Best XI, and Jones was also named the Western Conference U-17 Player of the Year. She made 19 starts and scored four goals during the Academy season, while spending extensive time with the U-17 U.S. WNT. Fontana showed her knack for scoring goals, scoring 31 goals in 31 starts for the Quakes.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.); Halle Mackiewicz (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.).
DEFENDERS (9): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass.; Swampscott, Mass.), Samantha Agresti (FC Stars of Mass.; Swampscott, Mass.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophie Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Alexis Missimo (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Texas).
FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Solar SC; Richardson, Texas), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Mia Fontana (San Jose Earthquakes; Burlingame, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass.; Lancaster, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Laguna Niguel).