Jamie Cheslik Named To U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Camp Roster
Cheslik to compete in the Thorns Spring Invitational.
Recent Spartan alum Jamie Cheslik was selected to the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team for the Thorns Spring Invitational from March 11-17 at Merlo Field in Portland, Oregon.
The USA team will open the tournament with the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET. On Wednesday, March 14, the team will play the Portland Thorns FC at 10:30 p.m. ET, and closes the tournament on Saturday, March 17 against the Chicago Red Stars at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Cheslik, a native of Northville, Michigan, started all 18 games for the Spartans and led the team in points with 16, improving on her 14-point finish last season. She netted six goals, half of which were game-winning, and notched four assists. Cheslik played 1,633 minutes on the field, a team-high. Cheslik was named Second-Team All-Big Ten and to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Second Team following this season.
She is one of four former Big Ten players on the squad along with Penn State’s Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl and Minnesota’s April Bockin.
2018 THORNS SPRING INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE -- All Games at Merlo Field; University of Portland
Sunday, March 11
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Houston Dash 2:30 a.m. ET
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars 8 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 14
Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash 4:30 p.m. ET
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Portland Thorns FC 10:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 17
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Chicago Red Stars 4:30 p.m. ET
Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash 10:30 p.m. ET
U.S. U-23 WNT Roster by Position – 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ella Dederick (Washington State; Camarillo, Calif.), Bella Geist (Portland Thorns; Milwaukie, Ore.)
DEFENDERS (8): Julia Ashley (North Carolina; Verona, N.J.), Natalie Jacobs (USC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Phoebe McClernon (Virginia; West Chester, Pa.), Tegan McGrady (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Samantha Staab (Clemson; San Diego. Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Dorian Bailey (North Carolina; Mission, Kan.), Jaye Boissiere (Stanford; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Kristina Fisher (Miami (FL); Jupiter, Fla.), Julie James(Baylor; Fairview, Tex.), Parker Roberts (Florida; Lakewood, Kan.), Ella Stevens (Duke; Grayson, Ga.)
FORWARDS (7): April Bockin (Minnesota; Eden Prairie, Minn.), Jamie Cheslik (Michigan State; Northville, Mich.), Tziarra King (NC State; Sicklerville, N.J.), Catarina Macario (Stanford; San Diego. Calif.), Kayla McCoy(Duke; Lincolnwood, Ill.), Paige Monaghan (Butler; Roxbury, N.J.), Morgan Weaver (Washington State; University Place, Wash.)