PHOTO GALLERY: 2016 Summer Bash at the Beach

Images taken by Kyle LaFerriere

July 24, 2016, 10:27 p.m. (ET)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - July 24, 2016 - The time for sun, surf and field hockey came to an end this afternoon at the 2016 Summer Bash at the Beach (SBB), presented by 4U Sports. Though the hot weather was an uncontrollable factor, the 69 teams in attendance battled it out and pushed through at the 2nd annual event to make sure it was enjoyable for all who participated.

"The 2016 Summer Bash at the Beach was a success for the second year in a row," said Chelsea Mitchell, USA Field Hockey Events Marketing Manager. "All of the athletes had a blast and I'm looking forward to making the event even better in 2017!"

Competition play got underway on Friday, July 22 and consisted of 27 U-10/U-12 Co-Ed Division teams and 42 U-14 Girls Division teams. All teams competed in a 7v7 game play format on two Astroturf watered based fields at the Virginia Beach National Training Center and on a state-of-the-art turf field in the Virginia Beach Sportsplex stadium.

USA Field Hockey would also like to thank Gatorade for providing four hydration stations and 240 bags of ice to keep athletes properly hydrated. Going along with this theme of sun safe play, the traditional game format of two halves was broken down into four quarters to permit 2-minute water breaks between the first and second and third and fourth periods. Our appreciation also goes to the medical staff on site who monitored the heat index to ensure a safe environment while the athletes did what they do best - play hockey! 

USA Field Hockey would like to thank all club teams, athletes, coaches, families and umpires for participating and taking part in the 2016 Summer Bash at the Beach.

An extended congratulations goes to the following teams for earning a medal at the 2016 SBB!

U-14 Division

: Jersey Intensity Stars
Head Coach: Nigel Traverso
Not in Order: Jordan Carr, Sarah MacGillis, Julianne Kopec, Quinn Harmon, Maitland Demand, Shannon Tringola, Samantha Dugan, Lily Santi, Nina Santore, Erika Barbera

POOL B FIRST PLACE: Panthers United Black
Head Coach: Elizabeth Ellis
Not in Order: Erin Flynn, Emily Field, Catherine Monaco, Alison McCarey, Sara Hudson, Caitlyn Teal, Genevieve Johnson, Ari Wheeler, Callie Srader, Annie Nash, Riley Winefordner, Grace Fass

POOL C FIRST PLACE: Saints Hockey Rocks Silver
Head Coach: Harold Warner Jr.
Not in Order: Kelly Taylor, Brooke Sullivan, Evangeline Wilkerson, Alaina Fiden, Emily Tammaro, Olvia Tammaro, Devin Kinzel, Emily Dykema, Allison Hudome
POOL D FIRST PLACE: Shore Byrds Purple
Head Coach: Juli Bradford
Not in Order: Josie Hollamon, Morgan Bradford, Maci Bradford, Mya Kemp, Caroline Pusey, Addisyn Merrill, Morgan Fletcher, Ashley Cave, Kelly Davis

POOL E FIRST PLACE: Pinnacle Field Hockey
Head Coach: Keely Tamer
Not in Order: Chloe Sapp, Isabel Keen, Elizabeth Kreske, Grace Lane, Zoe Bormet, Makayla Kegerreis, Lucy Scott, Maika Brooks, Bridget Skelly, Abigail Tamer, Helen Brush, Nina Faupel
POOL F FIRST PLACE: Total Dutch Field Hockey
Head Coach: Izaak Pels
Not in Order: Saige Berkowicz, Hannah Dillon, Jaclyn Narleski, Victoria Baker, Kylie Hampton, Alexandra Hobbs, Victoria Christopulos, Isabelle Pampalone, Bauke Gatzen

U-10/12 Co-Ed Division
Head Coach: Mark Vittese
Not in Order: Olivia Bent-Cole, Lina Neilson, Payton Koss, Alexa Antonelli, Kaitlyn Didinger, Ava Cickavage, Gianna Miller, Ava Tilger, Ava Sassano, Leah DiRenzo
Head Coach: Alyssa McFerren
Not in Order: Madeline DiLemme, Laci Coppola, Camryn Flynn, Gigi Testa, Olivia Osborne, Anna Dankel, Gianna Funari, Kylie Dawson, Maura Somers

Head Coach: Harold Warner Jr.
 Not in Order: Caroline Porterfield, Carter Furrow, Sarah Rigual, Amora Marchand, Anna Mosciano, Madison Furrow, Margaret Wallace, Amelia Gooding