Women's Jr. National Team to Compete in European Tour

March 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m. (ET)
The USA Junior Women’s National Team kicks off a two country European tour this week. The Under-21 team had two training sessions in Maryland before they crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in Dublin, Ireland early Sunday morning.  

The team will face off against the Irish Junior National Team at the University College Dublin on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22.  All games will be at University College Dublin, National Hockey Stadium.

The USA Junior Team is comprised of the top Under-female field hockey players in the country, including Kat Sharkey and Michelle Cesan who have been training in Chula Vista with the Women’s National Team.

The squad was selected at last years Junior National Camp, and completed a training weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA in early January.  

After two games in Ireland the team will travel to Monchengladbach, Germany where they will play three games against the German Junior National Team.  Games will be played at the Warsteiner Hockey Park.  

The schedule of matches is as follows, with all times listed in EST. Check the website for the lastest news and photos from all matches.
  • Monday, March 21 4pm local, 12pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 22 11am local, 7am EST
  • Friday, March 25 5pm local, 12pm EST
  • Saturday, March 26 5pm local, 12pm EST
  • Sunday, March 27 10am local, 5am EST

USA Roster: Maddy Carpenter (Wilbraham MA),  Michelle Cesan (New Vernon NJ), Maxine Fluharty (Millsboro DE), Laura Gebhart (Mount Joy PA), Rayell Heistand (Hamburg PA), Rachel Jennings (Macungie PA), Tara Jennings (Macungie PA), Rhian Jones (Media PA), Kelsey Kolojejchick (Larksville PA), Marta Malmberg (Marathon NY), Ali McEvoy (Gilbertsville PA), Tara Puffenberger (Dallas PA), Kathleen Sharkey (Moosic PA), Kelsey Smither (Suffolk VA),  Caitlin Van Sickle (Wilmington DE), Alesha Widdall (Whitney Point NY), Jill Witmer (Lancaster PA), Emily Wold (Freehold NJ)

Ainslee Lamb, Head Coach
Andrew Griffith, Assistant Coach
Diane Madl, Assistant Coach/Manager
Carol Rogers, Athletic Trainer