Time for my periodic update of the stats of USWNT players and their soccer career. I have done this every couple of years since I first heard the idea that high school soccer hurts player development. If that is true, then at the very highest level of play, we would expect a disproportionate number of them to have avoided high school play, because every little advantage matters. There are 24 players on the roster on the WNT on the US Soccer website today. Of those, 20 played a full slate of high school soccer (four years, missing only for injury or callups to the national team). Of the four remaining, one played just her freshman year, one played high school basketball and ran track (so not exactly missing high school play). Only two didn't play at all. So call it 21/24. This is almost exactly the same ratio as every single other time I have figured this out, going all the way back well over a decade. Some have even played for both a WNT (or GNT) and high school simultaneously. If there is any disadvantage to playing high school ball, it doesn't show up at the national team level. Danielle Colaprico. Yes. All New Jersey. Abby Dahlkemper. Yes. California Player of the Year (and a Norcal Player) Crystal Dunn. Yes. Played for the NT her junior year, then returned to High School. Emily Fox. Yes, but only her Freshman year where she won First Team All State and led the team to the State Championship Adrianna Franch. Yes. Missed her senior season due to a basketball injury--Dual Sport! Ashlyn Harris. Yes. All state all four years. Tobin Heath. Yes. Missed senior year. Lindsey Horan. No. Was on the U17 National Team as a U15 player. One of the youngest ever. Julie Ertz. No. But was an athletic trainer. Rose Lavelle. Yes. Kentucky Sportswoman of the year as a high school player Carli Lloyd. Yes Allie Llong. Yes. Undefeated as a high schooler all four years Merritt Mathias. Yes. Parade All American Jessica McDonald. No. But a triple sport--club soccer, high school basketball and track. So maybe not fair to count her as not playing high school ball. Sam Mewis. Yes. parade All American Alex Morgan. Yes. Alyssa Naeher. Yes. Dual sport (basketball) Christen Press. Yes. Triple sport (tennis, track) Mallory Pugh. Yes. Played for the U17 team and her high school team simultaneously. Megan Rapinoe. Yes. Triple sport (basketball, track) Becky Sauerbrunn. Yes. Triple sport (volleyball, basketball) Casey Short. Yes. Dual sport (track) Emily Sonnett. Yes. Gatorade Player of the Year Andi Sullivan. Yes.