COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 22, 2013 – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the final Under-19 and Under-17 team roster that will represent the U.S. in a series of friendlies in Holland, March 22-30. University of California Berkeley’s Shellie Onstead will lead the U-17 team and Boston College’s Ainslee Lamb will guide the U-19 team.
The selection process to be named to the U-19 and U-17 travel squads began last summer at the 2012 National Futures Championship and Futures Elite Championship. In total, 102 athletes were selected from both events to attend the Junior National Camp, presented by Longstreth, and held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, July 9-12. At the camp, athletes received daily tactical sessions from some of the top field hockey coaches in the country, followed by test matches in the evening.
From the Junior National Camp, a select number of athletes were invited to attend a winter training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Cali. Following the winter training camp, eighteen under-17 athletes and eighteen under-19 athletes were selected to represent the U.S. Junior National Squads on tour this year.
The following athletes have been selected to the U.S. Under-19 Holland Tour: Kristy Bernatchez, Carly Celkos, Anna Dessoye, Casey Dinardo, Annabeth Donovan, Jordyn Hamilton, Ashley Hoffman, Rebecca Holden, Alexa Mackintire, Gabrielle Major, Eryn McCoy, Emily McCoy, Jessica Newak, Alyssa Parker, Moria Putsch, Tara Vittese, Megan Anstotz, Shannon Johnson
The following athletes have been selected to the U.S. Under-17 Holland Tour: Kelsey Bing, Morgan Bitting, Austyn Cuneo, Danielle Duseau, Sarah Furey, Ainsley Gill, Linnea Gonzales, Rachel Hirsch, Laura Hurff, Kathryn McCarthy, Sophia Miller, Kasandra Morano, Madison Morano, Karlee Spirit, Samantha Steele, Kaitlin Trombetta, Casey Umstead, Charlotte Vaziri