By Paul Osborne

Tatyana McFadden leads a host of US stars in the 2014/2015 US Paralympic Nordic Skiing National and Development Teams ©Getty ImagesTatyana McFadden has been named among a host of top competitors for the 2014-2015 United States Paralympics Nordic skiing national and development teams.

The 10-time summer Paralympic medallist added silver to her incredible list of accolades during 2014 Sochiin the one kilometre sit-ski competition.

She joins 14 other athletes in the squad, all of whom competed at Sochi 2014.

"I am thrilled to be able to announce this small but very high powered national team that includes three Paralympic Winter Games medallists, one World Cup medallist and several emerging talents who are ready to make their mark in the sport," said John Farra, high performance director at US Paralympics Nordic skiing.

The squad is split into four teams, from the national A team to the national development team.

Oksana Masters is the sole member of the A team following her successful transition from the summer to winter Paralympic Games.

After winning the first ever United States medal in trunk and arms mixed double sculls at London 2012, Masters won the first US women's Paralympic cross-country medal in 20 years with her silver medal in the 12km sitting event, before going on to win bronze in the women's 5km cross-country sitting event.

Oksana Masters is the sole athlete in the National A Team after her silver and bronze medals at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesOksana Masters is the sole athlete in the National A Team after her silver and bronze medals at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images

The men's roster is highlighted by 2010 Paralympic bronze medallist in biathlon Andy Soule who finished in the top-five, including two close fourth place finishes, in each of the five biathlon and cross-country events he competed in at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

He makes up the national B team alongside McFadden and Dan Cnossen, while the C team features Aaron Pike and Jake Adicoff.

The development team consists of Sean Halsted, Jeremy Wagner, Travis Dodson, Augusto Perez, Kevin Burton, Omar Bermejo, John Oman, Beth Requist and Bryan Price.

The highlight of the upcoming season for the Nordic national team will be the opportunity to compete for World Championship titles on home snow at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, in January.

Following the announcement Farra added: "We were more than pleased to win three medals in Sochi, but we also had several finishes just shy of the podium and we look to capitalize on those medal opportunities as we aim to have our best performances on home snow in Wisconsin.

"It is my hope and my expectation that this team will help us to achieve our best ever world championship result in 2015."

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