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USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team Hosts Canada

Jan. 13, 2011, 1:26 p.m. (ET)

USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team Hosts Canada

Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager

(719) 866-4365, ameunier@usafieldhockey.com 

For Immediate Release

January 13, 2011

USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team Hosts Canada

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – The USA Women’s National Team will host Canada in Chula Vista, California, January 19-24. This is the first time the women will be back on the field in international competition since August 2010.

The schedule for the four game series is as follows, with all times listed in local PST.

  • ·Wednesday, January 19 at 1pm
  • ·Friday, January 21at 1pm
  • ·Saturday, January 22 at 1pm
  • ·Sunday, January 24 at 9am

On January 17, National Team members will turn into full time residents of Chula Vista, California as they begin a ten month training program in preparation for the Pan American Games in October, held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

"For us, this is the start of a very big year ending with the Pan American Games and the potential for Olympic qualifiers," said Lee Bodimeade, Head Coach of the Women's National Team. "Our focus for the next ten months is making sure we are ready to peak in October at the Pan Ams and placing us in the best position for success in Guadalajara."

The Pan American Games are held every four years in the year leading up to the summer Olympic Games. The gold medalist at the Pan American Games will automatically qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

Twenty-four athletes of the Women’s National Team squad will compete in multiple international competitions from now through October. The squad will eventually be reduced to just 16 who will travel to the Pan American Games in October.

National Team members will be available for autograph signings following the conclusion of all matches. All fans attending the event will receive a 2011 USA Field Hockey calendar. Highlights and results will be posted on the USA Field Hockey website at the conclusion of every match.

USA Roster: Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, VA), Carrie Lingo (Rehoboth Beach, DE), Claire Laubach (Bristow, VA), Jackie Kintzer (Chapel Hill, NC), Katelyn Smither (Suffolk, PA), Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa), Kayla Bashore (Shoemakersville, PA), Kelly Driscoll (West Chester, PA), Lauren Crandall (Pittsburgh, Pa), Lauren Pfeiffer (Iowa City, IA), Maren Ford (Ann Arbor, MI), Melanie Brill (San Diego, CA), Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, NC), Pam Speuhler (Sudbury, MA), Rachel Dawson (Camden, NJ), Shannon Taylor (San Diego, CA), Torrie Albini (Escondido, CA), Melissa Gonzalez (Cortland, NY), Julia Reinprecht (Princeton, NJ), Katie Reinprecht (Princeton, NJ), Michelle Vittese (Charlottesville, VA), Brianna Davies (Annville, PA), Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa), Paige Selenski (Charlottesville, Pa), Marta Malmberg (Marathon, NY)

Canada Roster: Abigail Raye (BC), Azelia Liu (ON), Danielle Henning (BC), Diana Roemer (BC), Hannah Haughn (BC), Kaitlyn Williams (BC), Kate Gillis (ON), Katie Baker (PEI), Katie Collison (BC), Kristine Wishart (ON), Marian Dickinson (AB), Michelle Weber (ON), Natalie Sourisseau (BC), Robyn Pendleton (BC), Samantha Smith (BC), Stephanie Jameson (BC), Thea Culley (BC), Tyla Flexman (BC)

About USA Field Hockey: USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for sport of field hockey in the United States and is based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at ameunier@usafieldhockey.com, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding USA Field Hockey can be found online by visiting www.usafieldhockey.com.

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