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Two LBSU Women’s Soccer Recruits Invited to U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Camp

May 7, 2018

LONG BEACH – A pair of future Long Beach State women’s soccer players, Sierra Castles and Elysia Laramie, have been invited to the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team training camp at the Elite Athletic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from May 5-12.

The duo are two of 24 players who have been invited to camp. The U-18 camp is comprised of 10 college players and 14 youth club players. Castles and Laramie each signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Long Beach State in February.

Castles is a solid athlete who plays both forward and midfield. She gained valuable experience on the pitch playing for Beach WPSL of the Women’s Premier Soccer League during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. She began playing club soccer in Maui on a boys’ team before moving to California to play on Arsenal ECNL, West Coast ECNL, and Beach FC USSDA. Castles collected a number of prep honors, as she was a U.S. Soccer Training Invite, an iD2 Selection, as well as an ODP State Team selection.

Laramie is a defender and forward who boasted a solid career at Simi Valley High School. While at Simi Valley, she scored 15 goals and 13 assists in 24 matches played during her junior season. In addition to playing for the Pioneers, Laramie is also a member of the Eagles SC USSDA where she scored 11 goals in 15 games in the Girls Development Academy.



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