WC Eagles ranked No. 1 in club rankings

Aug. 08, 2013, 10:42 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – August 8, 2013 – The WC Eagles not only swept the National Club Championship by taking home gold in the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-19 division, they also broke out the broom and swept the National Club Rankings sitting atop the leader board as the No. 1 ranked club in the country.

Following the conclusion of the Regional Club Championships (RCC) and National Club Championship (NCC), USA Field Hockey’s national club rankings were recalculated. WC Eagles (Spring City, Pa.) retains their No. 1 ranking in the U-19 division and regained their No. 1 position in the U-16 division after Spirit of USA (Berlin, NJ) held the No. 1 spot for the course of one year.

In the U-19 grouping, the WC Eagles began raking in major points for their club after a second place finish at the 2012 National Field Hockey Festival in A Pool and won gold at the highest division, Mickey, at the 2013 Disney Showcase.

Nook Hockey (Lancaster, Pa.) trailed closely behind the WC Eagles in club ranking by securing a first place medal in Pool C at the 2012 Festival. After a 2012 fifth place finish at NCC, the team was able to battle their way up to second place this year to win the silver medal. Jersey Intensity Field Hockey (Monmouth Beach , NJ) holds onto third in the 2013 club rankings after bringing home the gold from the Pluto Flight at the 2013 Disney Showcase. The club was also able to beat out the competition in Pool E to win their division at the 2013 Festival. The top trio of the U-19 club rankings were also 2013 NCC medal winners.

Represented in both divisions, WC Eagles and Jersey Intensity Field Hockey again make an appearance as the elite top-tier clubs at the U-16 level. The WC Eagles brought the house by stacking up first place medals in their pools at all 2012 events except at NCC where they finished fifth.  Sliding in at second, Spirit of USA (Berlin, NJ) retrieved big points by dominating competition at the 2012 NCC with a first place finish and winning their 2012 Festival pool. Jersey Intensity Field Hockey is rocking the bronze this year in club rankings. They earned a third place finish at the 2012 NCC and in the Nemo pool at the 2012 Disney Showcase.

The ranking system was introduced in May 2012 as a way of comparing clubs performance across all USA Field Hockey events. The rankings enable clubs to be seeded more accurately in national and sanctioned events. Points are only obtained from outdoor tournaments.

To view the current club standings and the points structure, click here.