Dash’s Kealia Ohai Gets First Call Up To USWNT

Houston (CBS HOUSTON ) – Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai, 24, has received her first call-up to the US Women’s National team on Thursday.  The number one overall pick in the 2014 NWSL draft by the Dash was considered a snub by many when she was left off of the USWNT for the Summer Olympics.

Ohai had a strong season for the Dash.  She scored 11 goals in 20 games including eight in a five-game stretch in July and August.

Ohai joins Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian as members of the Dash on the USWNT roster for upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Sweeden.

She has experience on the international level as part of the under-20 WNT. Ohai scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory during the 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup Final over Germany.

Here is the full roster head coach Jill Ellis has called up for the upcoming games.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Stanford), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (Western New York Flash), Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars), Merritt Mathias (Seattle Reign), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Andi Sullivan (Stanford)

FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Shea Groom (FC Kansas City), Ashley Hatch (BYU), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Lynn Williams (Western New York Flash)

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