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RDA’s Tessa Dellarose invited to U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team Domestic Training Camp

By Riverhounds Staff, 01/22/20, 11:45AM EST


PITTSBURGH (January 22, 2020) – Tessa Dellarose of the Riverhounds Development Academy (RDA) has been invited to participate in a U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team Domestic Training Camp.

This camp will take place from Jan. 24-29 at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

“It’s a great opportunity to play with some of the best girls in the nation,” Dellarose said. “When I got the email, I was really excited to have an opportunity like this. I’m thankful for all of my coaches and the support I’ve received from everyone.”

Dellarose, who plays for the 2003 RDA Girls team, competed in the ECNL Florida National Selection Game earlier this month. In July 2019, she was named to an ECNL National Training Camp. Furthermore, she participated in two U.S. Soccer Youth National Team Identification Centers in 2019.

“This is a great opportunity for Tessa to experience a camp with the National Team,” Academy Director Scott Gibson said. “She is the fifth RDA player behind alums Mikayla Mance (Virginia Tech), Ciara Terrabasso (Villanova University), Aideen O’Donoghue (University of South Florida) and Dane Jacomen (University of Pennsylvania) to get this opportunity in our short history, and we are excited to see how she does. Tessa will grow from this opportunity, and the entire club wishes her well.”

In addition to these five RDA players, Riverhounds Academy Director of Goalkeeping Hunter Gilstrap was named to the coaching staff for a U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team Camp in 2017.

For more information on the U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team, visit

Q&A with Tessa Dellarose

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On her reaction to finding out about her selection


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What she is aspiring toward


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