Women's Professional Soccer: St. Louis Athletica Training Camp Begins Today

Lauren SalterContributor IMarch 8, 2010

The St. Louis Athletica will begin their second training camp today.

The team has already welcomed 22 players on the field during an early camp last week. These players have already played in one scrimmage.

St. Louis has continued their latest round of player signings as well. The Athletica have come to terms with defender Sarah Wagenfuhr, forward/midfielder India Trotter, forward Kristina Larsen, and midfielder Carolyn Blank.

In addition to these players, the Athletica announced that they agreed with terms with Brazilian midfielder Daniela.

Daniela appeared in three games with the Athletica in 2009, having been injured in a game against the Washington Freedom on May 3.  She tore two ligaments in her knee and also suffered a crack in her tibia.

The Athletica also released their preseason exhibition schedule which includes one host  game at Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park on March 13 at 3:00 p.m. against the University of Illinois. The Athletica will also play Missouri at the University of Missouri at 2:00 p.m. and on April 3, they will face off at 3:00 p.m. against WPS newcomers, the Atlanta Beat in Tuscaloosa, Oklahoma.

Following WPS rules, the Athletica are allowed to have 28 players on their roster when their training camp begins on March 8.

On March 16, clubs are required to cut to 24 players and on April 1, teams will whittle down to 18 active roster players in addition to four developmental players.

The following 26 players are on the St. Louis Athletica roster as camp begins on Monday.

Name Position College/Country

1. Hope Solo, Goalkeeper, Washington

2. India Trotter, Forward/Midfielder, Florida State

3. Carolyn Blank, Defender, West Virginia

4. Kendall Fletcher, Midfielder, North Carolina

5. Lindsay Tarpley, Midfielder, North Carolina

6. Aya Miyama, Midfielder, (Japan International)

7. Shannon Boxx, Midfielder, Notre Dame

8. Tina Ellertson, Defender, Washington

9. Eniola Aluko, Forward, (England International)

10. Daniela, Midfielder, (Brazil International)

11. Kristina Larsen, Forward, UCLA

12. Elise Weber, Defender, Notre Dame

13. Sarah Teegarden, Midfielder, UW-Milwaukee

15. Veronica Perez, Midfielder, Washington

17. Lori Chalupny, Midfielder, North Carolina

18. Ashlyn Harris, Goalkeeper, North Carolina

19. Madelaine Edlund, Forward, (Sweden International)

20. Elaine Midfielder, (Brazil International)

22. Sarah Wagenfuhr, Defender, Florida State

23. Katie Jo Spisak, Goalkeeper, Texas A&M

25. Tina DiMartino, Midfielder, UCLA

NA. Lindsay Vera, Midfielder, North Carolina State

NA. Mary McDonnell, Defender, Illinois

NA. Lauren Sesselman, Forward, Purdue

NA. Erin Walter, Midfielder, DePaul

NA. Kelly Lawrence, Defender, Indiana


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