Congratulations to the Crowned Under-19 NIT Champions
With the clatter of balls bounding off of side-boards, cheers of victory and sighs of defeat at the final buzzer silenced, the second weekend of the 2014 National Indoor Tournament, presented by YOLO Sportswear, wrapped up on Sunday after three days of exciting competition. The event gathered more than 1,200 field hockey enthusiasts to Richmond, Va. with all of the action being held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The top 120 Under-19 clubs in the country battled it out on eight courts for bragging rights and polished medals.
“The Under-19 athletes always bring fierce competition and a high-level of hockey to the courts, and it was exciting to watch their passion for the sport,” said Karen Collins, USA Field Hockey’s Director of Event and Logistics. “Thank you to all who made this event possible, especially the staff of the Greater Richmond Convention Center. We look forward to the upcoming Under-16 tournament.”
As the largest stage for indoor hockey, the weekend pitted old rivals against one another and brought forth new faces. Sunday proved to be action packed as pool play rounded out and teams gave their all in the hopes of being crowned victors. WC Eagles, with an event-high four teams claiming medals, retained its titles in Pools A and F, while newcomer Nook Hockey claimed its first Under-19 title in Pool I.
This year’s event included one more pool than in 2013, allowing more competitors to stake their claim. Acting as further proof for the growth of the sport, a wide variety of clubs were draped with medals, where in previous years only a few clubs dominated the podium.
USA Field Hockey sends our congratulations to this year’s winners who earned the top spots in each pool!
Congratulations to the following winners:
A – WC Eagles I
B – High Styx Stampede
C – WC Eagles II
D – Xcalibur Dragons
E – H2O Pink
F – WC Eagles IX
G – Key State Styx
H – Firestyx Styxfire
I – Nook Hockey Green
J – PA Mavericks
K – Xcalibur Liberty
L – FSC Falcons Black
M – WC Eagles III
N – Mystx Sonics
O – FC United White
The National Indoor Tournament for Under-16 Girls, Under-17 Boys, Adult Men and Adult Women will be held next weekend, March 7-9 at the Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. An estimated 1,200 athletes will compete in the upcoming event.