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2012-13 U.S. Junior National Squads announced

July 18, 2012, 5:40 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The top U19 and U21 athletes in the country have been named to the 2012-13 U.S. Junior National Field Hockey Squads. Selections were made following the completion of Junior National Camp held last week at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The four-day training camp allowed 100 athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of selectors for a spot on the U.S. Junior National Squads. 

Roughly two dozen athletes were named to the U19 squad. These athletes will report to a training camp in January 2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Cali. Following the training camp, select athletes will be announced to a travel squad that will tour internationally in the spring of 2013. 

The U21 squad is comprised of 30 athletes. Several of whom will report to a training camp next month at the University of Maryland in preparation for the Junior Pan American Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico, September 8-24. 

The selected squads are eligible for competitive opportunities for the remainder of 2012 and early 2013. Selections will be made again next summer. The U17 Junior National Squad will be announced in the coming week. 

The following athletes have been selected to the U.S. Junior National Squads: 

U21 Junior Squad: Abby Beltrani (East Setauket, NY), Teresa Benvenuti (Morristown, NJ), Lauren Blazing (Chapel Hill, NC), Marie-Elena Bolles (Phoenixville, Pa), Emma Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, NY), Maddy Carpenter (Wilbraham, MA), Michelle Cesan (New Vernon, NJ), Maxine Fluharty (Millsboro, DE), Laura Gebhart (Mount Joy, Pa), Katie Gerzabek (Springfield, Pa), Kelsey Harbin (Escondido, Cali.), Dani Hemeon (Gilroy, Cali), Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, NY), Aileen Johnson (Oceanport, NJ), Sydney Kirby (Cleveland Heights, OH), Kelsey Kolojejchick (Larksville, Pa), Christy Longacre (Bethlehem, Pa), Marta Malmberg (Marathon, NY), Ali McEvoy (Gilbertsville, Pa), Merty McGraw, Molly Murphy (Phoenixville, Pa), Jordan Page (Denver, Pa), Nikki Parsley (Milford, DE), Julia Reinprecht (Perkasie, Pa), Taylor Rhea (Virginia Beach, VA), Becky Stiles (Medford, NJ), Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, NJ), Jill Witmer (Lancaster, Pa), Emily Wold (Freehold, NJ), Anna Zarkoski (Tropper, Pa)

Effective January 1, 2013, the following athletes will be added to the U21 Junior Squad: Hannah Barreca (Oceanport, NJ), Audra Heilman (Easton, Pa), Kati Nearhouse (Nanticoke, Pa), Victoria Resh (Hamburg, Pa), Kelsey Smither (Suffolk, Va)

U19 Junior Squad: Megan Anstotz (Audubon, NJ), Kate Barber (Dardenne Prairie, MO), Kristy Bernatchez (Belgrade, ME), Carly Celkos (Berlin, NJ), Alyssa Chillano (Phoenixville, Pa), Anna Dessoye (Mountaintop, Pa), Casey Dinardo (Virginia Beach, VA), Annabeth Donovan (Kennett Square, Pa), Anya Gersoff (Greenwood Village, CO), Jordyn Hamilton (East Hampstead, NJ), Lauren Hibshman (Allentown, Pa), Ashley Hoffman (Mohnton, Pa), Rebecca Holden (Fishing Creek, NJ), Shannon Johnson (Oceanport, NJ), Alexa Mackintire (Shrewsbury, MA), Gabrielle Major (Royersford, Pa), Alyssa Manley (Lititz, Pa), Jessica McCarthy (Havertown, Pa), Eryn McCoy (Lititz, Pa), Emily McCoy (Lititz, Pa), Heather Morris (Pottstown, Pa), Meghan Murphy (Phoenixville, Pa), Jess Newak (Mountain Top, Pa), Alyssa Parker (Woodbine, MD), Moira Putsch (Media, Pa)