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Ohai Starts 2015 With U.S. U-23 Callup

Ohai was named the Newcomer of the Year, Young Player of the Year (2014) and shared the Golden Boot Award for the Dash's inaugural season.

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On Wednesday, Head Coach Steve Swanson of the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team named the roster for an upcoming January 3-10th training camp in Carson, California. Among the 12 NWSL players called up is Dash forward Kealia Ohai.

As a member of the 2012 U-20 team that won the Women's World Cup, Ohai is no stranger to playing at the national team level. It was her game-winning goal against Germany that handed the Cup to the United States. Ohai was the second overall pick in the 2014 College Draft and scored 4 goals and 1 assist in 17 games for the Dash.

Full U.S. U-23 Women's National Team Training Camp Roster*:
GOALKEEPERS (4):
Aubrey Bledsoe (Sky Blue FC; Cincinnati, Ohio)
Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.)
Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.)
Abby Smith (Texas; Plano, Texas)

DEFENDERS (9): 
Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign FC; Upland, Calif.)
Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA; Menlo Park, Calif.)
Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Lexington, Ky.)
Taryn Hemmings (Chicago Red Stars; Windsor, Colo.)
Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech; Castle Rock, Colo.)
Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars; Palmdale, Calif.)
Kassey Kallman (Boston Breakers; Woodbury, Minn.)
Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign FC; Birmingham, Ala.)
Emily Sonnett (Virginia; Marietta, Ga.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): 
Danielle Colaprico (Virginia; Freehold, N.J.)
Vanessa DiBernardo (Chicago Red Stars; Naperville, Ill.)
Tori Huster (Washington Spirit; Cincinnati, Ohio)
Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio)
Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City; Bradenton, Fla.)
Keelin Winters (Seattle Reign FC; Seattle, Wash.)

FORWARDS (4): 
Sarah Hagen (FC Kansas City; Appleton, Wisc.)
Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston College; Winchester, Mass.)
Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash; Draper, Utah)
Katie Stengel (Bayern Munich; West Melbourne, Fla.)

*Several players named to the roster are over 23 and theorized to be "back-ups" for the USWNT in the event the need arises.