COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Athlete selections have been announced for the Senior Women’s National Championship at American University, May 20-27, 2011. Top field hockey athletes in the United States will compete for a highly coveted spot on the National Team roster and title of Regional Champions.
“These are the most elite athletes in the country,” said Lee Bodimeade, USA Women’s National Team Head Coach. “They will be assessed to continue on towards participation in the Olympic Games. We are seeking the highest quality athletes to represent the USA National Team and bring Olympic success to USA Field Hockey.”
Athletes will compete in six matches, including the finals on Friday, May 27 at 6pm. Following the conclusion of the Championship match, names selected to represent the USA Women’s National Team will be announced. These athletes will have the opportunity to train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, compete against top international competition and represent their country on the world’s biggest stage.
The following athletes have been selected to represent their High Performance Center at the Women’s National Championship:
Mid Atlantic: Tara Puffenberger (Dallas, Pa), Maxine Fluharty (Millsboro, DE), Brianna Davies (Annville, Pa), Ali McEvoy (Gilbertsville, Pa), Hadley Bell (Pepper Pike, OH), Jenn Bradley (Pequea, Pa), Tatum Dyer (Windham, NH), Michelle Vittese (Woodbury, NJ), Jill Witmer (Lancaster, Pa), Nicole Fernandez (Tewksbury, MA), Haley Carpenter (Virginia Beach, VA), Katie O’Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa), Dina Rizzo (Annapolis, MD), Lindsay Cutchins (Suffolk, VA), Paige Selenski (Shavertown, Pa), Kim Kastuk (Putnam Valley, NY), Melissa Vassalotti (College Park, MD)
New Jersey: Roslynn Ellis (Amherst, MA), Alyssa Pyros (Shavertown, Pa) Kimberly Tunell (Wilmington, DE), Katie Evans (Newtown Square, Pa), Rachel Neufeld (Doylestown, Pa), Rachel Dawson (Berlin, NJ), Emily Wold (Freehold, NJ), Katie Gerzabek (Springfield, Pa), Katie Briglia (Phoenixville, Pa), Julia Reinprecht (Perkasie, Pa), Katie Reinprecht (Prekasie, Pa), Amanda Fleischut (Doylestown, Pa), Kathleen Sharkey (Moosic, Pa), Michelle Cesan (New Vernon, NJ), Meredith Long (Ocean City, NJ), Rebecca Stiles (Medford, NJ), Bridget Settles (Hadden Township, NJ), Sarah Dalrymple (Philadelphia, Pa)
California: Kendra Bills (Berkeley, CA), Torrie Albini (Escondido, CA), Deanna Kennedy (San Diego, CA), Emily Tregoning (San Jose, CA), Rachelle Comeau (Los Gatos, CA), Caitlin Collins (Yorktown Heights, NY), Kelly Dostal (Louisville, KY), Rebecca Spengler (Lititz, Pa), Erin Magill (Berkeley, CA), Lauren Greenwald (Carlsbad, CA), Katelin Peterson (Escondido, CA), Kelly Driscoll (West Chester, Pa), Caroline Nichols (Coralville, IA), Adrianna Crovo (Los Angeles, CA), Maren Ford (Ann Arbor, MI), Lauren Crandall (Doylestown, Pa)
Pennsylvania: Rhian Jones (Media, Pa), Kathryn Kirk (Lititz, Pa), Heather Susek (Plains, Pa), Nicole Nelson (Telford, Pa), Jaime Montgomery (Lewisburg, Pa), Laura Gebhart (Mount Joy, Pa), Stephanie Kratzer (Lititz, Pa), Katelyn Smither (Suffolk, VA), Jennifer Stone (Newtown, Pa), Shannon Taylor (La Mesa, CA), Rayell Heistand (Hamburg, Pa), Giovanna Monaco (North Caldwell, NJ) Amy Daniel (Mountain Top, Pa), Lindsey Davenport (Dallas, Pa), Claire Laubach (San Diego, CA), Amy Swensen (Norfolk, VA), Kayla Bashore-Smedley (Shoemakersville, Pa)
New England: Lauren Pfeiffer (Mt. Laurel, NJ), Abby Beltrani (East Setauket, NY), Chapin Duke (Dedham, MA), Pamela Spuehler (Sudbury, MA), Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, NY), Alicia Angelini (Boiling Springs, Pa), Nicole Schuster (Doylestown, Pa), Courtney Tavener (Winchester, MA), Kate Murphy (Millbury, MA), Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, NY), Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, NJ), Whitney Frates (Woodstock, VT), Corrine Mcconville (Lehighton, Pa), Carrie Lingo (Bloomington, IN), Emily Bastiaanse (Granby, CT), Macey Gaumond (Warren, MA), Jennifer Long (Allston, MA), Alesha Widdall (Whitney Point, NY)
South: Adelaide Knott (Winston-Salem, NC), Sarah Bietsch (Chambersburg, Pa), Marta Malmberg (Marathon, NY), Emily Cummings (Winston-Salem, NC), Jesse Gey (Greenlane, Pa), Stefanie Fee (Virginia Beach, VA), Meghan Dawson (Berlin, NJ), Jaclyn Radvany (Lawrenceville, NJ), Melanie Brill (Fleetwood, Pa), Kelsey Kolojejchick (Larksville, Pa), Caitlin Van Sickle (Wilmington, DE), Elizabeth Stephens (Chapel Hill, NC), Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, NC), Teryn Brill (Chapel Hill, NC), Katelyn Falgowski (Landenberg, Pa) Jaclyn Kintzer (Chapel Hill, NC)
Admission is free and open to the public. All matches will be played on Jacobs Field on the Campus of American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.
The designated University parking lot will be Nebraska Avenue, located on Nebraska Avenue between New Mexico and Massachusetts Avenue. Please note that all University parking regulations will be in effect. Vehicles parking in University lots, Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm, are required to use the pay-as-you-go meters located in the front of the lot ($1.50/hr).
The schedule is as follows with all times listed in local EST. Event news and results will be posted to the website daily.
Friday, May 20
Saturday, May 21
Monday, May 23
Tuesday, May 24
Thursday, May 26
Friday, May 27
For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding USA Field Hockey can be found online by visiting www.usafieldhockey.com.