USA Field Hockey Hosts Senior All Star Reception

Nov. 22, 2010, 4:42 a.m. (ET)

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND- The USA Women’s National Team played the Senior College All-Stars Saturday, November 20 at 1:45PM at the University of Maryland hosted by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The home and away team roster for the All-Stars consisted of the top Division I collegiate athletes from across the Northeast. Pam Stuper, Head Coach at Yale University and Rolf van de Kerkhof of Michigan State coached the Home Team and Amy Fowler, Head Coach at Dartmouth College and Denise Zelenak of Drexel University coached the Away Team.

The banquet provided an opportunity for the most elite players in the sport of field hockey to come together with their families to socialize and be rewarded for their efforts throughout their collegiate careers. Pam Stuper, Director of Curriculum and Development with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association presented awards to the seniors listed below.

“Congratulations on your successful collegiate careers! I hope that you will stay involved in the sport of field hockey either through coaching, umpiring or playing on a club team. Continue to keep field hockey part of your life,” said Stuper.

USA Women’s National Team: Torrie Albini (Ohio University ’08), Kayla Bashore (Indiana University ’05), Melanie Brill (University of North Carolina ’10), Lauren Crandall (Wake Forest University ’07), Brianna Davies (University of Maryland ’10), Rachel Dawson (University of North Carolina ’07), Kelly Driscoll (Old Dominion University ’10), Katie Evans (University of Delaware ’07), Maren Ford (Princeton University ’06), Clair Laubach (Wake Forest University ’05), Caroline Nichols (Old Dominion University ’07), Lauren Pfeiffer (University of Iowa ’09), Keli Smith (University of Maryland ’01), Shannon Taylor (Syracuse University ’09), Carrie Lingo (University of North Carolina ’02)

Home Team: Janna Anctil (Boston College), Jena Cacciatore (Ohio State University), Kara Connolly (University of New Hampshire), Lindsay Conrad (Syracuse University), Sarah Dalrymple (Temple University), Catie De Stio (Cornell University), Maire Dineen (University of Maine), Christine Fingerhuth (America University), Loran Hatch (Old Dominion University), Hannah Hess (University of Richmond), Katie Kelly (University of Massachusetts), Emily Kozniuk (Boston College), Paige Laytos (University of Michigan), Aisling McKeon (Ohio State University), Rachel Miller (Kent State University), Samantha Richardson (Old Dominion University), Meredith Way (University of Michigan), Hannah Weitzman (American University), Dani Pycroft (University of Richmond)

Away Team: Haley Carpenter (University of Virginia), Meghan Cicchi (Lafayette College), Susan Ciufo (Drexel University), Suzy Clephane (University of Albany), Amy Daniel (James Madison University), Allie Dolce (Boston University), Susan Ferger (Duke University), Melissa Gonzalez (University of Connecticut), Rachel Hollenbach (University of Louisville), Amy Hordendorf (Lock Haven University), Katherine Hyland (Brown University), Kim Kastuk (University of Virginia), Christina Mastropaolo (Drexel University), Virginia Peisch (Dartmouth University), Julie Ruggieri (Providence College), Amanda Smith (Boston University), Nicole Youman (University of Louisville)

For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding the USA Field Hockey team and the Futures Program can be found online by visiting