CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior forward Alexa Spaanstra and recent Virginia women’s soccer alums Laurel Ivory and Diana Ordoñez are a trio of players called up to the U-23 Youth National Team camp it was announced by U.S. Soccer on Thursday (Jan. 13).

With former U-23 head coach Matt Potter being named on Tuesday as the head coach for the Kansas City Current in the National Women’s Soccer League, Houston Dash assistant coach Twila Kilgore (formerly Kaufman), one of four women to earn the USSF Pro License, will run the camp to which 18 players have been called up. She will be assisted by former U.S. international Amy LePeilbet, who earned 84 caps between 2004 and 2012 and helped the USA win the Olympic gold medal at London 2012.

The U-23 camp will run concurrently with the final six days of USWNT head coach Vlakto Andonovski’s January training camp in Austin. The U-23s will be a part of a closed-door scrimmage against the full USWNT at the end of training camp.

Spaanstra, who earned her degree in the fall but has elected to return to the Cavaliers for a fifth season next year, was a second-team All-ACC selection this past season after finishing the year with 23 points on seven goals and nine assists. She ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in points and assists per game and was top five in assists.

Ivory, whose rights are held by OL Reign, recently completed her career with the Cavaliers and set the program record for games started (100) and minutes played (8.998). She posted 42 career shutouts and 68 career wins – both marks are second all-time at Virginia. She was a second-team All-ACC selection this past season after posting 16 wins and nine solo shutouts on the season.

Ordoñez was drafted by the Houston Dash with the sixth overall pick in the NWSL Draft back in December after being named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and earning first team All-America honors. She tallied a league leading 18 goals – the second-most nationally – and led the nation with eight game-winning goals. For her career, she tallied 45 goals, 102 points and 15 game-winning goals to tank in the top six in all three categories at Virginia.