USA Field Hockey

Jun 02 Competition Commences at 2014 FIH Masters World Cup

June 02, 2014, 4:34 p.m. (ET)


Competition Commences at 2014 FIH Masters World Cup
Best of luck to the four squads representing the U.S.

Experience, dedication, poise: Three words that are easily attributes of athletes who will begin match play tomorrow at the 2014 FIH Masters Hockey World Cup, which takes place at the Hockey Club Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The tournament runs June 5-13 as an official side event of the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup.

Of the seven divisions running concurrently, Team USA will be going for gold in 40+ Men, 40+ Women, 50+ Men and 50+ Women.

Both the men’s and women’s squads feature several former members of U.S. National Squads and familiar faces of club and college coaches. For the women, a total of 10 USA Field Hockey National Team Members were selected to the rosters, including six who played in an Olympics and/or World Cup. For the men, 12 players proudly wore the red, white and blue as National Team Members.

The Masters World Cup is an incredible opportunity for our nations experienced players to represent the USA on the world stage. While there has not been a women’s squad representing the U.S. at a Masters event since 1998 in Utrecht, Netherlands, the men more recently competed at the inaugural 2012 FIH Masters World Cup in Canterbury, United Kingdom.

"We would like to thank USA Field Hockey and US Men's FHF for their continued support of the Masters program, which over the past three years has grown to two men's and two women's teams this year," said Warren Prestwich, U.S. Men's Masters Traveling Manager. "We are extremely excited to be playing at the Masters World Cup in the Netherlands, one of the field hockey powerhouse countries, at Rotterdam Hockey Club, a club facility that has seven turf fields. We are looking forward to raising the level of our game and to further challenge the best Masters teams in the world so as to elevate our standing within the Masters Field Hockey world."

"I echo Warren's statements," said Pam Stuper, Women's Masters Coordinator and Traveling Manager. "This is the first time a USA Women's Masters team has been represented since the 1998 Masters World Cup in Holland. We are excited to be back here! We look forward to great competition from all the countries represented. We are  committed to the continued growth of FIH Masters sanctioned events and look forward to bringing women's teams to all  future tournaments."

Best of luck to the squads on their journey to put the U.S. on the map of Masters’ competitions and all of the athletes below!

Women:

40+ Team:
Katie Beach* (Northbrook, IL), Ana Berra (Weston, FL), Kerry De Vries (Virginia Beach, VA), Beth Denmead (Netcong, NJ), Susan Elliott (Coatesville, PA), Megan Fraser (Baltimore, MD), Tracey Griesbaum* (Iowa City, IA), Nicky Hitchens+ (Wilmington, DE), Dawn Hill* (Norfolk, VA), Nancy Houghton (Wallingford, VT), Kari Johns (Darien, CT), Maria Keesling+ (Downingtown, PA), Antoinette Lucas* (Harrisonburg, VA), Florencia Manero (Key Biscayne, FL), Wendi Massaro (Stamford, CT), Jill Reeve* (Rumford, RI), Pam Stuper* (Hamden, CT), Denise Zelenak+ (Wilmington, DE)

50+ Team: 
Beth Anders* (Norfolk, VA), Elaine Bower (Deerfield, WI), Diane Bracalente* (Quakertown, PA), Karen Chambers (Hopatcong, NJ),Christine Couteau (San Jose, CA), Lisa Cropper (Franklin, MA), Barbara Doran* (New York, NY), Cindy Dysenchuk (Coventry, CT),Lucy Godfrey (Stewartstown, PA), Julie Hayden (Ashburn, VA), Anne Keating* (New York, NY), Pam Lester (Skillman, NJ), Laura Alejandra Mena (North Miami, FL), Mary Michailidis (Stamford, CT), Georganne Nattress (Norwalk, CT), Karen Norris (Landenberg, PA), Linda Treadway-Dillmon (Fountain Valley, CA)

*USA National Field Hockey Team
+USA National Indoor Hockey Team

 Men:

40+ Team:
*Mohammed Barakat (Los Angeles, CA), *Ahmed Elmaghraby (Ledgewood, NJ), *Binh Hoang (Westlake Village, CA), *Tommy Hoang (Thousand Oaks, CA), Srinu Karuturi (Monroe Township, NJ), *Paul Lewis (Colorado Springs, CO), *Olaf Maack (Hannover, Germany), *Ben Maruquin (Ventura, CA), Manuel Morales (Miami, FL), Greg Pereira (Fulton, MD), *Gus Reed (Shorewood, WI), Uli Reinhardt-Sega (Ann Arbor, MI), Alvaro Salcedo (Baltimore, MD), Amanmeet Sandu (Corona, CA), *Steve Van Randwijck (Amsterdam, NED), *Steve Wagner (Philadelphia, PA), Chip Rogers (Oxford, OH), Vernon Vassou (Arlington, VA)

50+ Team:
Phil Danaher (Tatamy, PA), Joost Douwes (Stanwood, WA), Andrew Dunning (Renton, UK), Richard Hayden (Ashburn, VA), Brian Hope (Blandon, PA), *Manzar Iqbal (Darien, CT), Clarence Jennelle (Elverson, PA),*Peter Jones(Stamford, CT), Bob Khosla (Phoenix, AZ), *John Michalak (Camarillo, CA), Warren Prestwich(Baltimore, MD), Jeremy Roberts (Beltsville, MD), *Brian Spencer (Los Angeles, CA), Ian Tapsall (Fairfield, CT), Ian Wagge (Scottsdale, AZ), *Don Warner (Henrico, VA), Eric McGinley (Arlington, VA), Amjad Zia (Nottingham, ENG), Andrew Dunning (Herndon, VA)

 *USA National Field Hockey Team
+USA National Indoor Hockey Team

 

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