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USA Women’s Selected for Four Nations Tour

Jan. 25, 2011, 11:13 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team has been selected for the upcoming four Nations tour in Mendoza, Argentina, February 9-13 and Rosario, Argentina, February 16-20.

The following athletes have been selected to the traveling team: Torrie Albini (Escondido, CA), Kayla Bashore (Shoemakersville, Pa), Lauren Crandall (Doylestown, Pa), Rachel Dawson (Berlin, NJ), Katie Evans (Newtown Square, Pa), Maren Ford (Ann Arbor, MI), Melissa Gonzalez (Cortland, NY), Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, NC), Jackie Kintzer (Chapel Hill, NC), Claire Laubach (Bristow, VA), Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, VA), Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa), Lauren Pffeifer (Iowa City, IA), Paige Selenski (Charlottesville, Pa), Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa), Pam Speuhler (Sudbury, MA), Shannon Taylor (San Diego, CA), Michelle Vittese (Charlottesville, VA).

“We will take a big step in playing in a tournament against the worlds #1, #3 and #5 teams in Argentina next month. This series will assist enormously in the development of the team throughout the year and ultimately for the Pan American Games,” said Lee Bodimeade, Head Coach of the Women’s National Team.

USA will compete in a total of eight matches in Argentina against three other top ranked teams in the World: #1 Argentina, #3 Germany and #5 Australia. The schedule for the four game series in Mendoza, Argentina is as follows with all times listed in local ART and EST in parentheses.

Wednesday, February 9

  • USA vs Argentina at 7:00pm (5:00pm)
  • Germany vs Australia at 9:00pm (7:00pm)

Thursday, February 10

  • Argentina vs Germany at 7:00pm (5:00pm)
  • Australia vs USA at 9:00pm (7:00pm)

Saturday, February 12

  • Germany vs USA at 7:00pm (5:00pm)
  • Argentina vs Australia at 9:00pm (7:00pm)

Sunday, February 13

  • 3 vs 4 at 4:30pm (2:30pm)
  • Final at 7:00pm (5:00pm)

The schedule for the four game series in Rosario, Argentina is as follows with all times to be determined.

Wednesday, February 16

  • Germany vs USA
  • Australia vs Argentina

Thursday, February 17

  • Australia vs Germany
  • Argentina vs USA

Saturday, February 19

  • Australia vs USA
  • Argentina vs Germany

Sunday, February 20

  • 3 vs 4
  • Final

Highlights and results will be posted to the USA Field Hockey website following the conclusion of matches.

For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding the USA Field Hockey team can be found online by visiting