Bauer, Munerlyn head to U-17 qualifying

Newport Beach's Maddie Bauer and Corona's Amber Munerlyn are part of the U.S. team headed to Guatemala for next month's CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship, the qualifier for the age-group World Cup next fall in Azerbaijan.

Bauer is a star at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana and with Slammers, the Newport Beach-based club giant. Munerlyn, who has made 13 appearances for the U.S. -- second-most on the 20-player roster -- plays at Santiago High School in Corona and with San Juan Capistrano's So Cal Blues.

The U.S., guided by former FC Gold Pride coach Albertin Montoya, faces the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico in group play at the May 2-12 event in Guatemala City. Winners in the May 10 semifinals and May 12 third-place game advance to the Sept. 22-Oct. 13 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Here's the full roster:


Jane Campbell (Kennesaw, Ga.)

Cassie Miller (Cave Creek, Ariz.)


Brittany Basinger (Purcellville, Va.)

Maddie Bauer (Newport Beach/Mater Dei HS), Slammers FC

Mandy Freeman (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)

Lauren Kaskie (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Gabbi Miranda (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Lizzy Raben (Greenwood, Colo.)

Morgan Reid (Cary, N.C.)


Morgan Andrews (Milford, N.H.)

Joanna Boyles (Raleigh, N.C.)

Summer Green (Milford, Mich.)

Sarah Robinson (Los Altos, Calif.)

Morgan Stanton (Lakewood, Colo.)

Andi Sullivan (Lorton, Va.)


Emily Bruder (Sandy, Utah)

Darian Jenkins (Riverton, Utah)

Amber Munerlyn (Corona/Santiago HS), So Cal Blues

Toni Payne (Birmingham, Ala.)

Maggie Purce (Olney, Md.)