Parnham Reveals Esteemed 2014 Hockey World Cup Roster

May 19, 2014, 10:44 a.m. (ET)

Parnham Reveals Esteemed 2014 Hockey World Cup Roster
U.S. prepares for the ultimate hockey competition in Holland  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 19, 2014 – After months of diligently conducting intensive training as well as instructing and observing dense international competition, Head Coach Craig Parnham and his high performance staff have meticulously selected an unparalleled lineup of the nation’s top performers to represent the United States at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup in the Hague, Netherlands.  From May 31 to June 15, the Hague will hold a prize of global glory for one of the top 12 women’s national teams.

“Competition for places has been fierce and it's always difficult for those not selected,” said Parnham. “However, the strength of the World Cup team is a result of all the hard work that the whole squad commits to each day in training. We now focus on our final preparations and look forward to the start of the World Cup.“

Currently ranked 10th in the world, Team USA holds ground in Pool B along with Argentina (World Ranked 2), England (World Ranked 3), Germany (World Ranked 6), China (World Ranked 7) and South Africa (World Ranked 11). In conjunction to a nearly sold out event, a projected 1.25 million more views for YouTube and over 300 million viewers via continental television are the expected targets for the 76-match event making this the most watched hockey event in history.

Rolling off of a tremendously successful Champions Challenge Tour in Scotland two weeks ago, the stars and stripes look to carry the knowledge and confidence established with their first-place finish in Glasgow to Holland. Previously, the highest mark the United States achieved at the World Cup was in 1994 when the women’s national team earned 3rd. The squad’s last appearance at this tournament occurred in 2006 where they finished 6th.

Chase the Cup with U.S. by checking the team’s schedule and watching the games live here. The matches can also be viewed on ESPN3. 

Their positions on the pitch play an integral role with the United States’ position in the world of hockey. Please join us as we extend our congratulations and luck to the 18 women who will be representing  America at the World Cup.

Lauren Crandall (Doylestown, Pa.), Rachel Dawson (Berlin, N.J.), Katelyn Falgowski (Landenburg, Pa.), Stefanie Fee (Virginia Beach, Va.), Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.), Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Jackie Kinzter (Robesonia, Pa.), Kelsey Kolojejchick (Larsville, Pa.), Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, Va.), Katie O’Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.), Julia Reinprecht (Perkasie, Pa.), Katie Reinprecht (Perkasie, Pa.), Paige Selenski (Shavertown, Pa.), Kathleen Sharkey (Moosic, Pa.), Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Alesha Widdall (Whitney Point, N.Y.), Jill Witmer (Lancaster, Pa.), Emily Wold (Freehold, N.J.)

Follow Team USA in Holland on Twitter @USAFieldHockey for live results and the latest updates.