Nov. 13, 2013
The U-20 squad, coached by Michelle French, will train Nov. 24-Dec. 1 at the National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. It will serve as one of two training camps after which French and her staff will name the 20-player roster that will travel to the Cayman Islands in January for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship. The United States is set to open play in that tournament Jan. 9 against Costa Rica in search of one of three berths to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Crowder led the Bulldogs in both goals (11) and points (23) this season, just one score shy of tying the Georgia school record for goals by a rookie. Her seven game-winning goals were most on the team and also just one shy of the school record in that category. Named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year in Mississippi prior to arriving at Georgia, the Madison, Miss., native has previous national team experience with the U-18 squad earlier this year.
Seiler was a standout midfielder for Georgia her freshman season, starting all 20 games and posting one goal and two assists for four points – with her one goal serving as the game-winner in overtime vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 6. The Peachtree City native also aided a Bulldog defense that recorded 11 shutouts this season and kept opponents to a 1.08 goals-per-game average. Seiler’s previous national team experience includes stints with the U-18 squad in Chula Vista, Calif., in 2012 and in Sunrise, Fla., in 2011. In 2007, she attended U-14 camp.