COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O. – In just a week, 108 of the most talented field hockey athletes under the age of 20 will gather in Virginia Beach, VA for the 2011 Junior Women’s National Championship (JWNC). Located at the Virginia Beach National Training Center, the event will run June 18-25, with a round-robin tournament featuring the top athletes from USA Field Hockey’s Junior High Performance Centers. Bragging rights will be given to the Regional Champion and athletes will have the opportunity to continue on in the path towards making the USA Women’s National Team.
Beginning in early spring, these athletes gathered at their regional High Performance Centers around the country to receive elite-level training from some of the nation’s top coaches. Last week, select athletes were invited to represent their region at the Junior Women’s National Championship.
The kickoff for Junior Women’s National Championship will commence on Saturday, June 18 at 4:30pm, with the South taking on the Midwest. Game days will host matches at 4:30pm, 6:15pm and 8:00pm, daily. Monday, June, 20th and Thursday, June 24 will be rest days for the athletes. The finals will be held on Saturday, June 25 in conjunction with opening day of the 2011 National Futures Tournament. The championship match will showcase on Saturday at 6:00pm.
Athletes participating in this tournament will have the opportunity to be selected to attend 2011 Junior National Camp at Old Dominion University from July 12-15. Junior National Camp serves as a selection opportunity on to the USA Women’s U-21, U-19, and U-17 National Squads.
Admission is free and open to the public. All matches will be played at the Virginia Beach National Training Center located at 2181 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23456. Parking is available on site at no cost.
The game schedule is listed below with all times in local EST time. Event news and results will be posted to the website daily. Live match information can be found on Twitter @USAFieldHockey.
Saturday, June 18
- South vs Mid West @4:30PM
- PA vs Mid Atlantic @6:15PM
- New Jersey vs New England @8:00PM
Sunday, June 19
- Mid Atlantic vs Mid West @4:30PM
- New Jersey vs South @6:15PM
- New England vs PA @8:00PM
Tuesday, June 21
- PA vs New Jersey @4:30PM
- Mid West vs New England @6:15PM
- South vs Mid Atlantic @8:00PM
Wednesday, June 22
- New England vs South @4:30PM
- Mid Atlantic vs New Jersey @6:15PM
- Mid West vs PA @8:00PM
Friday, June 24
- Mid Atlantic vs New Engand @4:30PM
- South vs PA @4:30PM
- New Jersey vs Mid West @6:15PM
Saturday, June 25
- 5 vs 6 @4:00PM
- 3 vs 4 @4:00PM
- 1 vs 2 @6:00PM
The following athletes will be participating in the 2011 Junior Women’s National Championship:
Midwest Geena Lesiak (Voorhes, NJ), Erin Schneidtmiller (Louisville, KY), Nikki Parsley (Milford, DE), Sarah Drake (Ann Arbor, MI), Elise Ogle (Stanford, CA), Andrea Earle (San Diego, CA), Natasha Leickly (Gahanna, OH), Kelsey Harbin (Escondido, CA), Maria Kovalchuk (Pittsburgh, PA), Sydney Kirby (Cleveland Heights, OH), Kelsey Mitchell (Berlin, NJ), Cathryn Altdoerffer (Conestoga, PA), Kelsey Thompson (Ann Arbor, MI), Dominique Pasqualichio (Plymouth, PA), Dani Peirson (Conestoga, PA), Dani Hemeon (Gilroy, CA), Kathleen McGraw (Atherton, CA), Anya Gersoff (Greenwood Village, CO).
Coaches: Justine Sowry, Tracey Griesbaum
New Jersey Hannah Barreca (Oceanport, NJ), Teresa Benvenuti (Morristown, NJ), Marie Elena Bolles (Phoenixville, PA), Colleen Boyce (Califon, NJ), Allison Evans (Macungie, PA), Lauren Hibshman (Allentown, PA), Aileen Johnson (Oceanport, NJ), Gabrielle Major (Royersford, PA), Jessica McCarthy (Havertown, PA), JordanPage (Denver, PA), Meghan Plank (Glen Mills, PA), Kelley Stump (Allentown, PA), Christina Conrad (Fallston, MD), Chelsea Davies (Madison, NJ), Kate Ferrara (Spring City, PA), Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, NJ), Christina Maida (Doylestown, PA), Anna Zarkoski (Trooper, PA).
Coaches: Denise Zelenak, Beth Bozman
Pennsylvania Christyn Davidson (Reading, PA), Ashleigh Sebia (Plains, PA), Victoria Resh (Hamburg, PA), Alyssa Chillano (Phoenixville, PA), Annamarie Crumb (Greene, NY), Anna Dessoye (Mountaintop, PA), Rachel Sumfest (Lewisburg, PA), Jenna Chrismer (Mountain Top, PA), Lauren Purvis (Maple Glen, PA), Janessa Pope (Lancaster, PA),Whitney Reddig (Lititz, PA), Katherine Andrews (Lancaster, PA), Morgan Fleetwood (Selinsgrove, PA), Rachel Misko (Morristown, NJ), Tayler Siegrist (Bridgewater, NJ), Tara Zollinger (Jeannette, PA), Kylie Licata (Mountain Top, PA), Erica Perrine (Bridgewater, NJ).
Coaches: Jeremy Cook, Char Morett
South Melanie Dawson (Chapel Hill, NC), Caroline Troncelliti (Norristown, PA), Katy Fuhrman( Norfolk, VA), Molly Murphy (Winston Salem, NC), Jenna Taylor (Richmond,VA), Cassandra Wagner (Norfolk, VA), Michelle Roberts (Ann Arbor, MI), Rachel Magerman (Chapel Hill, NC), Shelly Montgomery (Fairfax, VA), Loren Shealy (Chapel Hill, NC), Casey Di Nardo (Virginia Beach, VA), Brooke Hiltz (Virginia Beach, VA), Simone Vagnoni (Collegeville, PA), Madison Copeland (Cranbury, NJ), Elizabeth Fedele (Chapel Hill, NC), Emily Kole (Chapel Hill, NC), Ashley Camano (Durham, NC), Caitlin Powers (Chapel Hill, NC).
Coaches: Guy Cathro, Iain Byers
New England Abby Bascetta (Granby, CT), Lindsay Bennett (Kansas City, MO), Mika Black (Northampton, MA), Erica Borgo (Randolph, NJ), Emma Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, NY), Katie DeSandis (Emmaus, PA), Jordyn Hamilton (East Hamstead, NH), Debi-Michelle Jantzen (Shoreham, NY), Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, VT), Virgynia Muma (North Falmouth, MA), Hannah Prince (Gorham, ME), Brianna Schwoyer (Telford, PA), Alexa Sikalis (Acton, MA), KimYoung (Sidney, NY), Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, NY), Melyssa Woods (Glens Falls, NY), Maddy Carpenter (Wilbraham, MA), Leann Stiver (Amherst, NY).
Coaches: Pam Stuper, Carla Tagliente
Mid-Atlantic Dana Allaband (Elkton , MD), Danielle Clutter (Chambersburg, PA), Kirstin Dennig (Pocomoke, MD), Stephanie Hussey (Miami, FL), Christine Knauss (Lutherville, MD), Delaney Leathers (Virginia Beach, VA), Kati Nearhouse (Nanticoke, PA), Alyssa Parker (Woodbine, MD), Katie Robinson (Mount Joy, PA), Sam Smiertka (Townsend, DE), Kelsey Smither (Suffolk, VA), Mary Vicars (Moesley, VA), Carissa Vitesse (Woodbury, NJ), Kelly Bonner (Elverson, PA), Julie Hodge (Downingtown, PA), Christy Longacre (Bethlehem, PA), Natalie Hunter (Marmora, NJ), Ashley Dalisera (Millersville, MD).
Coaches: Inako Puzo, Rich Sutton